D Day 2014

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  1. Gunner29

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    Next June sees the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings etc. Best start planning my visit Has anyone been before and can recommend a site near Pegasus bridge or anywhere else near by or an Aires even
     
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    there is a site near by cant remember the name but I was there for the 60th had a grate time maybe se you there next year :thumb:
    but my priority is 100th a iper Belgium November 2013
     
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    Look on web site.one we have stopped on is somthing like les hautes de cotoure.spelling may be wrong:Doh:.5 minuite walk to pagasus bridge.it has its own private gate onto canal footpath.It used to be in caravan club Europe book ,don't know if it still is.It has static & touring pitches & a swimming pool.aprox 20 min drive from eustram port, ferry from Portsmouth to canne.some of spelling may be wrong.hope this helps:thumb:
     
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    We have been twice. First time followed usual tourist route. Second time just wandered about and did our own thing. Both great trips


    Arromanches is a must, as is the huge American cemetery.

    First time we went to the cemetery, we realised we had got times wrong and had to miss out and head to the ferry.
    Made 120 miles in an hour and just caught ferry
     
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    Been twice this year, both times on the bike.
    Did our own thing on both occasions, beautiful area.
    As you stare out over the perfect beaches it's almost impossible to imagine the horror and suffering that went on there.
    We'll be back for the 70th Anniversary but this time we'll likely be in the MH.
     
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    Bill you are a bit late.

    But I am sure you ment 2014
    If so I will see you there:thumb:

    Mel
     
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    We toured the main sites in October and everywhere seemed to be getting ready for next year, in Bayeux, the tourist information centre has a clock counting down!

    Arromanches is a good stop, the aire is only minutes from the beach, but it does get pretty busy, we moved onto the municipal site just for some space and comfort. The photo below is of the municipal campsite, decent size grass pitches.

    The municipal site is only a few minutes gentle walk to the beach and the Mulberry Harbour. There is a new 360 degree circular cinema on the hill overlooking the town - the film is very good and in places, very moving.
     

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    For the 65th we stayed at Chateau de Martragny campsite, a Castels site on the edge of Bayeux.
    It was very easy to get to all the D-Day locations but then we did have a car as we still had the caravan.
    The site was full of re-enacters and most days we were surrounded by armoured half tracks and jeeps, very entertaining.
     

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