Dear Barb in Michigan,
I was in Normandy in Sept a couple years ago &loved the area. We stayed in
Bayeaux which is smaller &more picturesque than Caen. But be sure to see
the really worthwhile Peace Museum in Caen. The battlefields &cemetery are
very interesting &moving. Rick Steves suggested a look at the German
cemetery. It is eery &worth a look. Pont Du Hac should definitely be on
your list &the Bayeaux tapestries of William the Conquerer. How clever of
the Conquerer to force the conquered to craft his propaganda! Mont St.
Michel was a nice day's outing from Bayeaux. Touristy but fun to visit.
Try the Calvados....while you're settled for the night. Packs a wallop.
8-) My deceased husband who was in WW II said Calvados was an all-purpose
liquor..good for drinking, filling your cigarette lighter, & your jeep fuel
Have a great trip. I know you'll enjoy the area.
high desert Central Oregon