Ryes War Cemetery in Normandy

Ryes War Cemetery is a Commonwealth cemetery in Normandy. There are almost a thousand soldiers buried here; the majority of them are British. On 6th June 1944 Allied troops landed on Normandy beaches. This action was a turning point in World War 2 resulting in France being liberated almost three months later. Many of the […]

An Abbey Church in Caen

The abbey church of Saint-Étienne is part of the Abbaye aux Hommes (the Men’s Abbey). The abbey is a former Benedictine monastery in Caen in Normandy and dedicated to Saint Stephen. It was founded in 1063 by William the Conqueror and has one of the largest Romanesque churches in France. Building the Abbey Church Having […]

The Norman Rockwell Exhibition in Normandy

  The Norman Rockwell exhibition is currently on in Caen. It’s one of the temporary exhibitions at the Mémorial de Caen museum and runs until 27 October. The Exhibition It’s called ‘Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms’ and is part of the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Rockwell exhibition has toured the […]

Bayeux Liberty Tree in Normandy

The Bayeux Liberty Tree is a sound and light show that takes place every July and August. Visitors flock to Place de la Liberté as dusk falls to enjoy the evening spectacle. This year the son et lumière display is being shown on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Place de la Liberté is right next […]