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Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

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24 travelers at this place:

  • Day11

    Normandy

    April 25, 2017 in France

    I woke up early and went to the upper deck to take photographs of the sail-in to Cherbourg, France. The temperature was rather cold today about 42°. We met our guide Frederica for the trip down to Bayeaux to visit the cathedral and also to see the Bayeaux tapestry. The cathedral was difficult to photograph on our first walk-through. However, I was able to come back later when fewer people obstructed the view. The way the museum displays the tapestry is brilliant. The use of portable headsets explaining the panels of the tapestry is very convenient. As one walks past, portable headsets explain each panel. For lunch Glenda and I grabbed a savory crepe, called a "galeta" from a little crepe shop. We got it to go and paid only €4. Another, fancier restaurant was charging about €19 for the same food. We walked through the town, and Glenda bought a bit a candy from a little shop. We had passed the little village of Ste. Mere Eglise on the way to Bayeaux. I had attempted to catch a photo of the mannequin dressed as a paratrooper hanging from the steeple. This display has been maintained by the church since John Steele hung by his parachute there during the D-Day invasion in 1944. Glenda asked whether it might be possible to slow down as we passed. Our guide Frederica and our driver Manuela said they could drive through the town and give us a brief photo stop. I got great photos of the outside of the church and of the paratrooper display. We returned to our ship at 4 pm and went for dinner at the Chef's Table at 6 pm. The culinary theme for tonight is "Salty and Sweet," and the cooks outdid themselves in preparing a creative masterpiece of a menu. Later tonight we will see a show featuring some musical hits from Broadway. All in all, I think this may be one of the more memorable days of my life.Read more

  • Day2

    Kajüte bezogen

    June 20 in France

    Frisch geduscht 🛁 und aufgetankt 🍷🍷😁🤩 Grüße an alle Follower 😘 bis morgen in Rosslare

  • Day19

    Cherbourg

    August 26 in France

    Port town heavily bombarded and where the German destroyed the port before surrender. There is a rotating bridge across the harbor. The first two pics are taken from there, one looking seaward, the second looking into the port/marina. The others are street scenes in the old town

  • Day3

    Der Weg zur Fähre

    August 30, 2017 in France

    Logbucheintrag von Michael: Die erste Nacht haben wir mehr oder weniger gut verbracht. Es war einfach höllig warm beim schlafen. Gegen 6 fing es dann an zu regnen, aber nur mal für ne Stunde. 8 Uhr sind wir aufgestanden, gefrühstückt, zusammengepackt so das wir uns halb 10 auf den Weg machen konnten. Matze wollte wohl weiter nach Paris. Von der Fahrt kann man nicht viel berichten. Einzigstes Highlight war die Brücke über die Seine bei Le Havre. Maut war insgesamt 32,20€ und die Autobahnen schön leer, so das wir schon halb 4 an der Fähre waren. Check in ging ab 18 Uhr los. Wir waren zwar das 3. Auto in der Schlange, aber es hat ganze 1,5 h gedauert bis das Auto auf der Fähre war. Dazu sei gesagt, dass wir auf Deck 6 fahren mussten, gefühlt eine Steigung von 30% und 50m hoch. Auto stand, also ab ins Zimmer, ein schönes Doppelstockbett fanden wir vor. Erstmal ein Bier, noch was gegessen und dann ging es schon ins Bett. Das war es für heute.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Kiæresburh, Горад Шэрбур-Актэвіль, Cherbourg, Χερβούργο, Cherburgo-Octeville, شربورگ-اکتوویل, शैर्बूर, シェルブール, 셰르부르옥트빌, Coriallum, Tchidbouo, Шербур-Октевиль, செர்போர்க்-ஆக்ட்வில், Шербур-Октвіль, 瑟堡-奥克特维尔

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