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moulin de moidrey

Moulin de Moidrey is a Working Mill Near Mont St-Michel

We stopped in at Moulin de Moidrey on our way from Mont St-Michel to Fougères several summers ago. My fascination with windmills stems from childhood so when I first got to climb inside a windmill on a trip to the Netherlands, I was totally hooked on exploring every mill I can find. This mill is just 5 km from Mont St-Michel ...

tour de france 2016

Tour de France 2016, recapping Stages 1-9

Recapping the Tour de France 2016 – what have we seen thus far in this 103rd Tour de France? It’s been an exciting week! A favorite rider withdrew and there have been several photo finishes. Today is a rest day so it’s a good day to take a look back at a few of the highlights. [caption id="attachment_4352" ...

Pointe du Hoc

Located between the two landing beaches of Omaha and Utah, the Pointe du Hoc was an observation post armed by the Germans in France during World War II. It was thought to be the most dangerous post with regards to the Americans’ plans to invade via the beaches. [caption id="attachment_841" align="aligncenter" ...

American Cemetery France

Along the Normandy coast lie the Normandy American Cemetery France, the British Cemetery, Canadian Cemetery, German Cemetery and Polish Cemetery for soldiers from World War II. For each of these war cemeteries, France has granted concession of the land to the home country free of cost, rent or taxation. There are 14 such ...

Rouen

Victor Hugo described Rouen as “the town of a hundred bell towers” but this beautiful city which dates back to Roman times suffered during World War II and today only about a third of these bell towers remain. Located on the eastern edge of Normandy on the Seine River, Rouen serves as the port for Paris. It is the leading ...