Abbaye Saint Georges de Boscherville

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Near Rouen, in the heart of a meander of the Seine, at Saint-Martin de Boscherville, stands one of the most prestigious Romanesque abbeys in Upper Normandy.


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Near Rouen, in the heart of a meander of the Seine, at Saint-Martin de Boscherville, stands one of the most prestigious Romanesque abbeys in Upper Normandy. Nestled in the Seine valley, on the edge of the forest of Roumare, Saint-Georges de Boscherville offers a purpose of visit and walk in a site rich of a bi-millenium past.


Fondation Claude Monet

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Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, or forty-three years, in his house in Giverny. Fascinated by gardening as much as by colours, he designed his flower garden and water garden as real works of art.


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Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, or forty-three years, in his house in Giverny. Fascinated by gardening as much as by colours, he designed his flower garden and water garden as real works of art. Walking in his garden and in his house, visitors always feel the atmosphere that reigned in the master of Impressionism and marvel at the flower compositions and the water lilies that were his most fertile sources of inspiration.


Jardin Jungle Karlostachys

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Exotic garden in Normandy, the Karlostachys Jungle Garden can be visited with its owner Charles.
A park of unequalled botanical wealth between Dieppe and the Bay of the Somme.


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The Karlostachys Jungle Garden is an exotic park in Normandy with an unequalled botanical richness. Located between Dieppe and the Bay of the Somme, it houses the botanical collections of Charles Boulanger who accompanies you on every visit. Innovative garden for its respect of the native biodiversity, its ecological restoration or the banning of fertilizers and phytosanitary products, the jungle garden gathers its own collections and creations (house hybrids).
The jungle garden can only be visited under the guidance of Charles Boulanger, its creator.


The Massacre of Malmedy

The Massacre of Malmedy
On February 17, 2020

The massacre of Malmedy: A cold blooded battle


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Wars are fought heroes and villains alike. The convoy of German Panzer tanks that ploughed through the snowy Ardennes towards the River Meuse was commanded by Joachim Peiper.
 
It was a remarkable achievement, creating the desired ‘bulge’ between the American and British armies, but their progress was slowed by the poor quality of the roads: Peiper complained they were more suitable for bicycles than tanks.
 
After eight days, the freezing temperatures, mounting casualties and dwindling supplies of ammunition and fuel persuaded Peiper to abandon the mission.  During the advance, a shameful episode had taken place near Malmédy. At Baugnez crossroads, a lightly armed American reconnaissance battalion was captured by a Panzer force, herded into a snowy field and shot in cold blood.
 
A few hours later, 84 frozen bodies were discovered by an American scout platoon. After the war, Peiper was tried and imprisoned as a war criminal.
 
A monument across the road from the field commemorates the Malmédy Massacre, and both this and the battle are movingly chronicled at the Baugnez 44 Historical Centre, which lies on the exact spot of the massacre. Sixteen scenes re-create everyday life of the soldier, and some of the American and German equipment salvaged from the battle is extremely rare.

Palais Bénédictine

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The story starts in 1510 at Fécamp Abbey when legend has it that the Benedictine monk, Dom Bernardo Vincelli, created a secret elixir which met with such resounding success that the Benedictine monks at Fécamp continued to produce it up until the French Revolution, a troubled era in the course of which the recipe for the famous elixir was lost


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The story starts in 1510 at Fécamp Abbey when legend has it that the Benedictine monk, Dom Bernardo Vincelli, created a secret elixir which met with such resounding success that the Benedictine monks at Fécamp continued to produce it up until the French Revolution, a troubled era in the course of which the recipe for the famous elixir was lost. This architectural masterpiece of Gothic and Renaissance inspiration was erected at the end of the 19th century in honor of the Benedictine liqueur. Discover the exceptional collections of ancient and sacred art from its founder Alexandre Le Grand.


La Gleize - Royal Tiger Tank & Museum

La Gleize - Royal Tiger Tank & Museum
On February 17, 2020

Bogged down, short of fuel and slowly being encircled by the Allies, the Germans finally abandoned their Ardennes adventure at the village of La Gleize, west of Malmédy, two days before Christmas 1944.


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Bogged down, short of fuel and slowly being encircled by the Allies, the Germans finally abandoned their Ardennes adventure at the village of La Gleize, west of Malmédy, two days before Christmas 1944.

Peiper ordered the remaining 135 tanks and armoured vehicles to be disabled, and with 800 men trekked through the night to arrive at their Divisional HQ on Christmas Eve.

Today, one of the abandoned German 69-tonne ‘King Tiger’ Panzer tanks has been restored and sits outside the December 44 Museum, the only war museum situated on a spot where fighting actually took place.

The King Tiger’s gun had a range of about two thousand metres, but it was unsuitable for the narrow roads and bridges of the Ardennes, and was prone to mechanical breakdowns.


Bastogne Barracks

Bastogne Barracks
On February 17, 2020

A high place of the Battle of the Bulge.


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On 16 December 1944, the Germans launched their last major offensive in the west. Bastogne was an objective of paramount importance that the Americans had to defend at all costs. One man, Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe, Commander ad interim of the 101st Airborne Division, arrived on 19 December 1944 in Bastogne with his division and set up his headquarters in the barracks of Sub-Lieutenant Heintz. On 22 December 1944, he made history by pronouncing the famous "Nuts" in response to the request for surrender of the Germans surrounding the city. This brief negative reply will have a major impact on the outcome of the Battle of the Bulge.
 
Since 2010, BASTOGNE BARRACKS has been converted into a World War II Interpretation Centre. Don't miss the visit of the "Nuts" Cellar, which illustrates this central episode of the Battle of the Bulge, as well as multiple exhibition spaces. You can also discover the "Vehicle Restoration Center", where the armoured vehicles of the Royal Army Museum are given a new lease of life.

Natural Reserve of the Seine Estuary

Natural Reserve of the Seine Estuary
On February 14, 2020

The national nature reserve of the Seine estuary is the second largest in France.


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The national nature reserve of the Seine estuary is the second largest in France.

This natural area winds through the towns of Sandouville, Saint-Vigor-d'Ymonville and The Cerlangue onto the territory of Le Havre Seine metropolis by designing unique landscapes born of the encounter between land and sea. It  is home to typical environments - mudflats, salt marshes, ponds, reed beds or wet meadows - favor the development of a rich biodiversity but also fragile.


Château du Blanc-Buisson

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On the borders of the Eure, the Château du Blanc-Buisson is a very beautiful Norman feudal residence built during the reign of Philip the Fair in 1290. Over the next 7 centuries, it belonged to only three families and was almost always passed on by marriage or family inheritance.


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You will be seduced by this house, which is among the last vestiges of this post-medieval architecture in the Land of Ouche. Your curiosity will be aroused by the evocation of the legend that evokes the presence of underground passages passing under the moat... Member of the Bienvenue en Normandie network.
Every year in the spring, an association of enthusiasts bringing together owners and inhabitants of the region organizes beautiful cultural events that bring to life this 700 year old Norman heritage! The estate now hosts seminars, events and "à la carte" stays with the possibility of privatizing the castle and staying on site.
In the Pays d'Ouche in Normandy, discover a castle whose origins date back to the end of the 13th century.


Abbaye de Mortemer

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Located in a beech grove in the heart of the forest of Lyons, the Abbey of Mortemer welcomes you for an unforgettable visit!


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Located in a beech grove in the heart of the forest of Lyons, the Abbey of Mortemer welcomes you for an unforgettable visit!
Enjoy a guided tour of the south wing of the Abbey; stroll through the romantic ruins, in the park, or on the path of the Dukes of Normandy; even visit the museum of legends and ghosts and the bachelors' fountain! From the exploration of the estate to the little train ride around the ponds, expect a total change of scenery!


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