Guidebook for Houesville

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Guidebook for Houesville

Sightseeing

6th June 1944 WW2 - the parachutist is still depicted stuck up the church tower with a mannequin still there today, parachute museum, restaurants in clouding John Steele
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Sainte-Mère-Église
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6th June 1944 WW2 - the parachutist is still depicted stuck up the church tower with a mannequin still there today, parachute museum, restaurants in clouding John Steele
1st village in France to be liberated on June 6th 1944 only a spit away from Utah Beach.
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Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
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1st village in France to be liberated on June 6th 1944 only a spit away from Utah Beach.
The Versailles of Normandy, lovely market town steeped in history & architecture
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Valognes
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The Versailles of Normandy, lovely market town steeped in history & architecture
Stunning granite city where Christian Dior hailed from with a museum dedicated to him. The Atlantic Wall, harbour with regular sailings to Channel Islands
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Granville
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Stunning granite city where Christian Dior hailed from with a museum dedicated to him. The Atlantic Wall, harbour with regular sailings to Channel Islands
one of the top spots in the world to visit... celebrated it's 1,700 anniversary a few years ago...has to be on your bucket list!
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Mont Saint-Michel
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one of the top spots in the world to visit... celebrated it's 1,700 anniversary a few years ago...has to be on your bucket list!
The Bayeux Tapestry another thing you must see when here...only 1,000 or so year old! Beautiful historic city with 2 cathedrals, the British War Cemetery, medieval market
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Bayeux
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The Bayeux Tapestry another thing you must see when here...only 1,000 or so year old! Beautiful historic city with 2 cathedrals, the British War Cemetery, medieval market
It's a beautiful city where William The Conqueror is buried, you have castles, cathedrals,the huge memorial for WW2, great shopping, restaurants, theatres etc....reminds me of a mini Paris!
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Caen
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It's a beautiful city where William The Conqueror is buried, you have castles, cathedrals,the huge memorial for WW2, great shopping, restaurants, theatres etc....reminds me of a mini Paris!
This is where the copper comes from, where bells are poured for churches and cathedrals all over the world
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Villedieu-les-Poêles
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This is where the copper comes from, where bells are poured for churches and cathedrals all over the world
The HQ for the Regional Park Bessin & Cotentin is here, fabulous boat trip, bird watching and full explanation about this beautiful unique area
Saint-Côme-du-Mont
The HQ for the Regional Park Bessin & Cotentin is here, fabulous boat trip, bird watching and full explanation about this beautiful unique area
beautiful village on west coast
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Portbail
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beautiful village on west coast
one of our favourite fishing ports with great restaurants and market on a Saturdays, you get the boat across to Tatihou here
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Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
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one of our favourite fishing ports with great restaurants and market on a Saturdays, you get the boat across to Tatihou here
Lessay Abbey
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Lessay
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Lessay Abbey
The American Cemetery
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Colleville-sur-Mer
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The American Cemetery
British Mulberry Harbour
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Arromanches-les-Bains
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British Mulberry Harbour

Essentials

Huge WW2 battles here with Band of Brothers series and Saving Private Ryan all highlighting Carentan. Beautiful inland harbour, glorious church and roman remains.
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Carentan
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Huge WW2 battles here with Band of Brothers series and Saving Private Ryan all highlighting Carentan. Beautiful inland harbour, glorious church and roman remains.

Shopping

Completely destroyed in 1944 by the allied bombing, St Lo is rising from the destruction with new initiatives every year to get back it's soul...the flower displays over the bridges are amazing
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Saint-Lô
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Completely destroyed in 1944 by the allied bombing, St Lo is rising from the destruction with new initiatives every year to get back it's soul...the flower displays over the bridges are amazing

Drinks & Nightlife

local beauty spot 2 miles from us with a delightful bar and very old church
Liesville-sur-Douve
local beauty spot 2 miles from us with a delightful bar and very old church

Everything Else

another seaside gem on the west coast
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Barneville-Carteret
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another seaside gem on the west coast
One of the last ports of call for the Titanic with wonderful exhibition in the ticket hall Cite de Mer. The forts protecting the harbour, the final downfall of Louis 16th as they bankrupted him
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Cherbourg-Octeville
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One of the last ports of call for the Titanic with wonderful exhibition in the ticket hall Cite de Mer. The forts protecting the harbour, the final downfall of Louis 16th as they bankrupted him

Food Scene

William The Conqueror set sail from here in 1066
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Barfleur
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William The Conqueror set sail from here in 1066