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Top 10 Sites to See in Normandy, France

The Normandy region is a must see on a trip to France. Steeped in history with settlements of Celts, Romans and finally the Vikings in the 9th century, the Norman King William would launch his invasion from Normandy to conquer England in 1066.  The Normandy region rich market towns continued

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Joan of Arc & the Siege of Orléans

History has not been kind to the city of Orléans which has seen more than its fair share of siege including its most famous one in the medieval ages by a French teenager named Joan of Arc who led the charge to defeat the English.

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Normandy D-Day Tour

Visiting the D-Day sights in Normandy, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and pride to be American…. it is a privilege.  Today has been a lesson in history that I have been looking forward to and I am feeling truly honored to have spent the day in Normandy. I have watched

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History in Bayeux France

Bayeux, a small town in France, is the centerpiece for two famous trans-Channel invasions. The conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 started from Bayeux. The Allied D-Day invasion struck the beaches north of this town on June 6th, 1944 and Bayeux was the first French town liberated

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Monet's Giverny
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Walking into a Monet Painting

To visit Monet’s Giverny is to walk into an Impressionist painting. Stroll the gardens and you will see how Monet’s visions of water lilies, flowers gardens and the Japanese bridge became some of the most beautiful paintings in the world.

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Fairy tale village of Colmar, France

A trip to Colmar is a trip to the villages of your childhood fairy tales.  Founded in the 9th century, this town has layers of history and charm. Spared from the wars of the French Revolution and the World Wars, the architecture dates back to the 13th centuries and is

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