11 August 2017, 12:38 PM
Travel to Normandy in France and visit the ancient island Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel and Château de Caen, the castle built by William the Conqueror in the neighboring city of Caen. Enjoy the walking along the seaside beaches of Normandy, visit the museums dedicated to the Allied forces who liberated France in 1944 after landing in Normandy, and the charming cobblestone seaside villages along the Normandy coast.
For many Americans, visiting the Omaha Beach in Normandy, a historical landmark where the Allied troops landed more than 60 years ago in 1944, is a lifetime journey. Traveling to Normandy to see Omaha Beach, a main D-Day landing spot for American and allied troops in June 1944, is an emotional pilgrimage that will leave you thankful and enlightened. Generations come to pay their respects to fallen countrymen and women who made the supreme sacrifice defending liberty. France is America's oldest ally and your travels to Normandy would not be complete without a trip to the Arromanches and the American Cemetery at Omaha. It is well worth the trip to realize how fortunate we are for those few who gave so much to so many.
Incredible history of from Conquerors to Monks
Normandy's Castelfranco Veneto is in the northern part of the Normandy commune. You can visit this picturesque town while driving from Normandy. Less than 100 miles south of Omaha Beach is Le Mont Saint-Michel. As you travel to Le Mont Saint-Michel, you can visit the town of Saint-Lô, which was the site of the Battle of Saint-Lô in July 1944. Follow the roads and visit the Major Howie Memorial Monument in Saint-Lô to learn more about the offensive following D-Day.
Having inspired publishers, poets, painters, film makers, and even video game developers, Le Mont Saint-Michel is a must-visit. From a hermit's outpost in the 2nd century to a monastic outpost and Abbey, this island fortress has been part of France’s history for 1,500 years.
Learn about how Le Mont Saint-Michel aided William the Conqueror in 1066 conquest of Britain and how King Louis XI turned the Mont into a prison. It is a wonderful historical tour not to be missed when traveling through Normandy. It is a living museum which attracts over 3 million visitors per year.