I was done with Chateaus and Normandy was next in the agenda and the reason of interest was the world war movies and documentaries i had seen on discovery.It is great to see how,these war torn countries has evolved today and it is very interesting to see that how people still value/remember the sacrifice their generations had made to build a better today.
I took a short detour to check out Mont Saint Michel Abbey,I met lot of German bikers there.While i get into conversation with them,they tell me that they have adopted a village in France and every year these bikers and their entire town from Germany comes into this town in France for couple of days and celebrate humanity, togetherness and strengthen the bond which exists beyond borders.Some of them ride all the way to France and remaining people take buses.Leader of the biker pack is the Mayor of the town and i did not missed a chance to get a photo clicked with him and other blokes
German blokes are good people,do not judge them by their history 🙂
I decided not to visit Mont Saint Michel Abbey after coming that close,which was a bad decision after all.It looked so beautiful from the distance :/
I left towards Pointe Du Hoc which was another 137 Kms from here,I made it to Normandy by evening.I had a brief visit at Pointe Du Hoc and Omaha Beach.Once you are here,must pay respect to the souls who sacrificed their lives for a peaceful today.
Pointe Du Hoc is located between the two landing beaches of Omaha and Utah, the Pointe du Hoc was an observation post armed by the Germans in France during World War II. It was thought to be the most dangerous post with regards to the Americans plans to invade via the beaches.
The results of the bombing that took place at 5:50 on June 6 (and for weeks before) are still visible and being able to enter the concrete bunkers augments your experience. Just before dawn on June 6 the battleship Texas began again bombarding Pointe du Hoc.
A granite needle memorial erected by the French marks the edge of the cliff and honors the American troops.
Omaha Beach – This was the most intensely fought after beach on D-Day on June 6th 1944.
Few hundred meters from the beach there was museum,It was closed for the day but lot of artifacts were in open.
Not so far from Omaha beach,there was a camping site.Settled there for the night.