Ok, with a keen interest in military history we were not going to miss out on a visit to Normandy during the 70th celebration of the D-Day landings (the only other major event being the centenary anniversary of the start of world war 1 in August, just to show us how little humanity actually learns!!!!!!!).
The fact that the famous Mont St Michel is nearby, and looks like a fairy Castel for the kids, of course helped in the discussions, but that is a story for later in the week. The itinerary includes a visit to Carentan (where we are staying, and made famous by the mini series “Band of Brothers”), with a numerous events nearby to chose from, they will be highlighted as the unfold.
To give you a flavor of the town (which is abuzz with vehicles, people in uniform, flags etc.) a few pictures from our hotel parking lot!