Visit the American Cemetary and pay respects to the men who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
Inside the cemetary there is a semi-circular memorial with a memorial garden and tablets of the missing to its rear. Facing west, the memorial overlooks a large reflecting pool, two flagpoles, from which the American Flag flies daily, the graves areas and the chapel.
When visiting Mont St. Michel, it is good to spend one night on the island. The mystery of the island is fascinating and it is breathtaking to stand on the ramparts and take in the view. The Architecture is awesome, the people friendly, the shops neat, the food good, the history fascinating, the countryside beautiful.
Fondest memory: Visiting the Mont St. Michel is a fantastic experience. Walking on those medieval streets feels like going back many centuries; Going through the abbey and dungeons gives you a feeling of mystery, specially when you know that it was also used as a prison. So, sometimes you ask yourself: What can there be behind this locked door or wall? Certainly, Le Mont St Michel is one of the most interesting places someone can know and visit.
A date in Cherbourg? This is for my VT friend Mehmet, in Istanbul. Mehmet (Vt member 'Yakacik) and I became VT Friends through my Cherbourg Page. I have since visited him and his family in Istanbul.
I'm well aware thatthe 'Sell by' date is well past, but friendships only get better with age!
Fondest memory: Not really Cherbourg, but on the Eastern side of the peninsula is St Vaast La Hougue ( See my Normandy Page).
Fondest memory: How happy I was when we finally got there! The ferry from Ireland took more than 24 hours to Cherbourgh when we went because it was a really stormy night and it was really scary! AAAAAArgh terrible!