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#1 james127

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:12 PM

I'm going to be in France this coming February and will have a chance to spend 2 days in Normandy. Of course, I'll be going to the beaches and the American Cemetery, but for those who have spent some time there, I was wondering what you'd recommend as the best museum to visit if I could only do one. Or if there's anything else in the area that I should hit while I'm there. I'm planning on shooting a bunch of video as well to use in my history class.

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:36 AM

WWW.dday-experience.com at Saint-Come-du-Mont, near Carentan.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:39 PM

Maisy Battery at Grandcamp Maisy. They are not officially open in Februari but maybe an arrangement can be made (see link)

 

https://www.maisybat.../opening-times/

 

The little church at Angoville-au-Plain is worthwhile especially if you know what happened there in 1944.

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:34 PM

Maisy Battery at Grandcamp Maisy. They are not officially open in Februari but maybe an arrangement can be made (see link)

 

https://www.maisybat.../opening-times/

 

The little church at Angoville-au-Plain is worthwhile especially if you know what happened there in 1944.

 

Rene

 

 

Holy smokes. The Maisy Battery looks really cool. I may try and check out that church too. Thanks!



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:35 PM

WWW.dday-experience.com at Saint-Come-du-Mont, near Carentan.

Wow! Thanks!



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:35 AM

Two days...it's short! After the American Cimetery you should make a stop at "la Pointe du Hoc", it's only a few miles away. I would also advise you the D-Day Experience. It's a fantastic museum with a lot of identified groups, some amazing displays and the C-47 simulator is great.

 

All the best.

 

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:58 AM

Two days...it's short! After the American Cimetery you should make a stop at "la Pointe du Hoc", it's only a few miles away. I would also advise you the D-Day Experience. It's a fantastic museum with a lot of identified groups, some amazing displays and the C-47 simulator is great.

 

All the best.

 

Will.

 

I know. It's almost criminal that I don't have more time. Definitely planning on hitting Pointe du Hoc and the American Cemetery while I am there. I'll look into the D-Day Experience though. Thanks!



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:03 AM

I'd recommend the Overlord Museum inland from Omaha beach.

http://www.overlordmuseum.com/en/

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:36 AM

Two days is not enough sadly. But if it is a once in a lifetime visit then perhaps a visit to Bayeux to see the famous tapestry?

 

La Cambe, German military cemetery.




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