John Steele and the Bell Tower of Ste Mere Eglise

On the night before D-Day (June 5–6, 1944), American soldiers of the 82nd Airborne parachuted into the area west of Sainte-Mère-Église in successive waves. The town had been the target of an aerial attack and a stray incendiary bomb had […]

The Pointe de Hoc

The most dramatic campaign of the whole landing was the assault on the Pointe de Hoc, the most heavily fortified German position on the coast. A large part of the invasion beaches were within range of these guns.

Bunker […]

Arromanches and the Mulberry Harbour

Remnants of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

A good place to start a tour is the town of Arromanches. Here the Allies build a artificial floating harbour a so-called Mulberry in just 12 days and 6 days later more than 300 000 troops and their equipment had […]

On the Normandy Beaches

Utah Beach, Normandy

Utah Beach, Normandy

The Normandy beaches stretches from Utah Beach in the west to Sword Beach in the east.

Everywhere you’ll find a WWII monument, a museum, a cemetary or some other kind of remains of the D-Day invasion. […]

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

 

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

On June 8, 1944, the U.S. First Army established the temporary cemetery, the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established a short […]

The Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise

The DC 3 and the Paratroopers

The DC 3 and the Paratroopers

Another “must-see” is the new Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise. It’s set up to commemorate the paratroopers who liberated the town as the first on in France. Its new and modern and […]

Staying at the “Band of Brothers House”

Outside the Band of Brothers House in Ste Marie du Mont

At the church square in the small village og Ste Marie du Mont there is a spacious vacation rental that shall meet all your expectations. It’s very well equipped and with large rooms and a nice back yard.

 

Figuier d’Antibes, fine dining.

Le Figuier de Saint Esprit, Antibes.

Dining “Chez Christian Morisette” in Antibes is an experience not to be missed!

I’ve been to a lot of different restaurants in a lot of places, but in my memory, the “Figuier” […]

Antibes – Hip and Historic

Antibes, Côte d’Azur – la belle Vie! Antibes is both a city and a municipality in the south-eastern part of France in the region of Côte d’Azur […]