D-Day Memorials in Normandy

Colleville-sur-Mer. Grainville-Langannerie. Bayeux. Ver-sur-Mer. Today marks the 69th anniversary of D-Day – the invasion of France, and the beginning of the end for the Third Reich.  Throughout the beach areas of Normandy are somber ‘villages’ of the dead heroes, who fought in those infamous invasions in 1944.  “In total, the Allied armies comprised nearly 3 […]

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Maison de Maitre – Calvados

In the Calvados area of Basse-Normandie, layers of color spread through the land. Somber colors of D-Day landing beaches. Vivid colors of fields and apples and Bayeux tapestries. The cuisine tops off the dynamic features of the area; as Camembert and Pont L’eveque cheeses, cider, seafood and dairy foods fill pantries with delicious, natural choices. […]

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A Dream House in Normandy

Several years ago, my friend in Paris mused about our buying a big old home somewhere in a French village. We both were single at the time and imagined spending our ‘twilight days’ with other friends enjoying one another’s company and being on hand, when support was needed. While we now are each happily married, […]

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