Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

As part of our Canadian D-Day tour in Normandy, we visited the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. This is the final resting place of Canadian soldiers killed during the early stages of the Battle of Normandy in WWII.

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Juno Beach Centre

The Canadian landings on the Juno Beach Sector of the Normandy coast were one of the most successful operations carried out on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Yet it wasn’t until 60 years later that the Juno Beach Centre opened to honour the sacrifice of those young Canadian men and women who fought alongside Allied forces […]

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Le Tréport Beach

Pebbly and surrounded by high cliffs, the beach at Le Tréport is typical of the seaside towns along Côte d’Albâtre. We arrived at dinnertime, so there weren’t too many people around. That, combined with cloudy sky, made it feel quite moody. I really like these beach huts, which can apparently be rented during the Summer […]

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View From Above

The fishing town of Le Tréport is split into two parts; one being at sea level and built around the area where the Bresle River meets the ocean – and the other being on top of the striking white cliffs. Before descending by funicular, we spent some time taking in the beautiful views. – Marla

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Hotel Trianon

On the upper level of Le Tréport, we noticed these stairs. They looked out of place, surrounded by a stunning vista but seemingly going nowhere. It turns out that they were once part of Hotel Trianon, a grand hotel turned WW1 British Military Hospital. Later, during WW11 the German forces bombed the site. All that […]

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Le Tréport’s Funicular

Take a (free) ride up or down Le Tréport’s funicular, which joins the upper and lower parts of the town. The ride, at less than 2 minutes, cuts through a tunnel in the cliff on a 155 metre long track.

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Jardin de Marqueyssac

Yesterday I shared photos from the Château de Marqueyssac, which I loved. Today we’ll take a look at the gardens. Admittedly, the crowds, heat and being hangry meant that we didn’t venture far. After a quick decision to return in future to do it justice under better conditions, we took a brief walk before heading […]

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Château de Marqueyssac

Google Château de Marqueyssac and you’ll find countless photos of swirly box hedges and topiaries set high above the Dordogne River. The gardens and their setting are stunning. Upon discovering them online, I immediately knew that I had to see them in real life.

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La Rue du Temps Qui Passe

I’m always thankful for the opportunity to see how others lived their day to day during times past. It reminds me that today’s creature comforts (running water and electricity, as examples) weren’t always something taken for granted.

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