Pointe du Hoc is a promontory with a 100 ft cliff overlooking the English Channelon the north-western coast of Normandy in the Calvados department, France. During World War II it was the highest point between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east. The German army fortified the area with concrete casemates and gun pits. On D-Day, the United States Army Ranger Assault Group assaulted and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs.
Second day in Normandy France We went to Omaha beach and the museum there. We also went to The Normandy American cemetery and memorial.
We went to a restaurant and had the absolute best French food! Seriously! I dream about it!
First day in Normandy, France! It was a much needed change of pace from Paris. Ever since landing in Paris we never quite got a chance to catch our breath. We really hit the ground running. Marie drove us from Paris to Normandy. We had a cute little cottage right on the waterfront. We spent the day on the beach and walked all the way down to where they had the landing gear from D-Day. Just being there and thinking about all the history was something I will never forget.
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📌 Saint Michael's Mount (Le Mont Saint-Michel / Mont Saint Miché / Monte Saint-Michel), Normandy (Normandie / Normaundie / Normandia), France (França)
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🇬🇧 One of France's most recognizable landmarks, visited by more than 3 million people each year, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Over 60 buildings within the commune are protected in France as monuments historiques. Saint Michael's Mount is located about one kilometre (0.6 miles) off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is 100 hectares (247 acres) in size. As of 2009, the island has a population of 44. The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The commune's position — on an island just 600 metres from land — made it accessible at low tide to the many pilgrims to its abbey, but defensible as an incoming tide stranded, drove off, or drowned would-be assailants.
🇧🇷 Um dos pontos de referência mais famosos da França, visitado por mais de 3 milhões de pessoas por ano, o Mont Saint-Michel e sua baía estão na lista de Patrimônio Mundiais da Humanidade. O local abriga mais de 60 construções classificadas como monumentos históricos pela França. O Mont Saint-Michel está localizado a cerca de um quilômetro da costa noroeste do país, na foz do rio Couesnon, perto de Avranches, e tem uma área de 100 hectares. A população é de apenas 44 pessoas. A ilha tem mantido fortificações estratégicas desde os tempos antigos e desde o século VIII tem sido a sede do mosteiro de onde recebeu o seu nome. A localização estratégica em uma ilha a apenas 600 metros da terra tornou acessível, na maré baixa, aos muitos peregrinos de sua abadia, mas defensável na maré alta, que afugentava invasores.