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Travel: Americans make a patriotic pilgrimage to Normandy

Our American gaze is turning again to the French coastline of Normandy. June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of the greatest wartime sea invasion in history. In what was the crucial turning point of World War II in Europe, about 156,000 Allied troops — almost all American, English and Canadian — invaded on a single day five Normandy beaches to begin driving  German occupiers out of conquered territory and start the end of the most significant and terrible conflict of the 20th century. In the three ...
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Significant Amount Of Work Remains Before Flamanville-3 Fuel Loading, Says Regulator

17 May (NucNet): France’s state-controlled nuclear operator EDF still has “a significant amount of work to do” before fuel is loaded into the Flamanville-3 nuclear power reactor under construction in Normandy, the regulator ASN has said. [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: France, Normandy, EDF, Asn


A trip to Utah: Visiting the other American D-Day beach

With the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings coming next month, most Americans visiting France’s D-Day sites will focus on Omaha Beach. But if you’re planning to visit Normandy this year, don’t miss the other American landing site — Utah.
Tags: Travel, Utah, News, France, Normandy


Granville

After visiting the Princess Grace exhibit at Christian Dior Museum, I exited the garden and took the long stairway down to the beach. The long stretch of beach was wild and rugged with boulders and craggy rocks leading to the Caribbean color palate of the sea. Looking up to the cliffs I saw patches of rock and grass, topped by large houses perched on the edges.   I discovered there was an old part of the city after walking through the archway of an ancient exposed stone building. It had t...
Tags: Travel, Normandy, Paris, Christian Dior, Caribbean, PAUL, Henri Le Roux, Granville, Richard Nahem, Parvis Notre Dame, Christian Dior Museum, The rue de Juif, Creperie Coutine Missing Notre Dame, Cap Lihou, Granville Église Notre Dame du Cap Lihou


D-day at 75: veteran, 94, to parachute into Normandy

Harry Read will perform tandem jump with Red Devils team as part of June commemorationsSeventy-five years after Harry Read parachuted into Normandy as a 20-year-old wireless operator, with a battery the size and weight of a toolbox strapped to his right leg, he will board a Dakota aircraft and do it again. Related: Normandy prepares for 75th anniversary of D-day landings Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, World news, Second world war, Normandy, Red Devils, Dakota, D-Day, Harry Read


Europe Itinerary: Creating the best trip for your budget

Chapter 2: European Itineraries for Budget Travel When putting your travel itinerary together, try to remain calm and realistic. If possible, give yourself a minimum of two nights at every stop in order to minimize travel expenses and keep everyone happy. Note: This is Chapter Two in our Ultimate Budget Travel Guide to Europe. The trip planning experience can be exhilarating. You know that you have a set number of days (or weeks!) to travel, and you look at a map with all the lip-smacking e...
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Creating the Best Itinerary for European Travel

Chapter 2: Best Itineraries for European Travel When putting your travel itinerary together, try to remain calm and realistic. If possible, give yourself a minimum of two nights at every stop in order to minimize travel expenses and keep everyone happy. The trip planning experience can be exhilarating. You know that you have a set number of days (or weeks!) to travel, and you look at a map with all the lip-smacking excitement of a kid in a candy store. Where do you want to visit? Where don’...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, London, France, Germany, Boston, Berlin, US, Spain, Rome, Chicago, Prague, Ford, Normandy, Paris


France or Cornwall? Mag gets confused

A tourist brochure blunder sees a picture of a monastery in Normandy used to promote a Cornish attraction.
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Cornish attraction mistaken for French landmark in magazine

A tourist brochure blunder sees a picture of a monastery in Normandy used to promote a Cornish attraction.
Tags: UK, News, Normandy, Cornish


Should France rebuild Notre Dame exactly as it was?

A fire destroyed Notre Dame's 115-foot roof on April 15, immediately sparking a debate on how France should restore the cathedral.Some argue that it should be rebuilt to its original specifications, while others say alternate materials would be a better options.The debate calls to mind the philosophical thought experiment known as "The Ship of Theseus." None French President Emmanuel Macron has promised that France will rebuild Notre Dame, whose roof caught fire on April 15, within five years. H...
Tags: Europe, France, Cbs News, History, Architecture, Normandy, Paris, Innovation, Notre Dame, University Of Southern California, Groupama, Emmanuel Macron, Carolyn Malone, UNESCO World Heritage Center, Mechtild Rössler, Business Insider However


Thompson Auto-Ordnance Introduces Limited Edition D-Day Series

Thompson Auto-Ordnance Introduces Limited Edition D-Day Series Greeley, PA – (Ammoland.com) – Thompson Auto-Ordnance, maker of the famous “Tommy Gun” and other classic firearms throughout history, is proud to introduce the Limited Edition D-Day Series. The D-Day Series consists of three limited edition, commemorative firearms: The Soldier M1 Carbine, The Ranger Thompson, and The General 1911. On June 6, 1944, on the beaches of Normandy, the greatest Allied undertaking of World War II took pla...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Usa, Guns, France, America, Indianapolis, United States, Ronald Reagan, Normandy, Army, Eisenhower, Thompson, Kerr, ACP, United States Army


California Today: D-Day Veteran to Return to Normandy for First Time in 75 Years

Wednesday: A 96-year-old veteran prepares for a trip decades in the making; a measles outbreak in L.A.; and a big win for the San Jose Sharks.
Tags: News, California, Normandy, California Today


Trump’s State Visit To Britain Is Set For June

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. Though many other presidents have visited the monarch, only two — George W. Bush and Barack Obama — were honored with a state visit, which typically features royal pomp including a banquet with the queen at Buckingham ...
Tags: Europe, London, News, France, White House, Germany, Barack Obama, Ap, Britain, United States, Theresa May, Ronald Reagan, United Kingdom, Normandy, Buckingham Palace, Nazi


Donald Trump to make state visit to UK in June

Calls for protests after officials confirm US president will arrive on 3 June for three-day visitDonald Trump’s postponed state visit to the UK will go ahead in June, it has been confirmed, prompting renewed calls for protests against the trip.Buckingham Palace said the three-day trip would start on 3 June. The president would then travel to Normandy in France on 6 June to take part in the 75th anniversary commemorations of the D-day landings. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Protest, France, US, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Normandy, Monarchy, The Queen, Buckingham Palace, Donald Trump


Normandy prepares for 75th anniversary of D-day landings

More than 2 million remembrance tourists expected to join veterans and world leaders for commemorationsAt H-hour on D-day, army chaplain Cpt Leslie Skinner struck out for Gold beach. “This is it. Running for beach by 0700. Under fire by 0710. Beached at 0725,” his diary records. “Man either side of me wounded. One lost leg. I was blown backwards onto Bren Carrier but OK. Made it to beach, though I had hell of pain in left side.”Skinner’s diary, gifted to the Imperial War Museums (IWM), charts th...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Second world war, Normandy, Winston Churchill, Skinner, Asnelles, D-Day, Cpt Leslie Skinner, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Arromanches


Notre-Dame is in Flames

Photo: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP/Getty. Published under Fair Use (informational) One of the great landmarks of Western civilization, 800-year-old Notre-Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité in Paris, is burning. The roof has collapsed and the spire has fallen. The fire is still raging and the cause is not yet known. There have been no deaths reported. The Cathedral, built over the course of one hundred years, was begun in AD 1163. It has been modified many times and had been undergoing reco...
Tags: Photography, France, Normandy, Paris, Catholic Church, Notre Dame, Napoleon, News And Occasions, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Manuel, Victor Hugo, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louis Philippe, Chartres, Notre Dame de Paris


Best places to travel in June

Though it seems like spring just got here, it’s never too early to start thinking about where to take a summer trip. Because the kids are finally out of school and every co-worker has just about had it by the time June rolls around, it’s one of the most popular months to travel, which means the usual suspects like New York City or Italy will be overrun with crowds. In order to avoid spending your entire vacation on line or in traffic, your best bet is to book a June holiday to an unexpected p...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, London, Australia, France, New York City, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, America, San Francisco, Mit, Park, Canada, Grenada, South Dakota


President Donald Trump will travel to France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day

President Donald Trump said he will visit France to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 landing of allied forces on Normandy's coast.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kitchen of the Week: A Glamorous Design by Well-Priced Bespoke UK Workshop Naked Kitchens

Just when we were starting to wonder if we had OD’d on brass accents, we discovered a kitchen in Normandy with a shiny backsplash: see Riverside House from an Upstart American Restaurateur. And then we recently came across this appealing setup that manages to feel both dressy and low-key. So now we’re thinking: bring on the brass backsplashes. Naked Kitchens, a UK outfit with a combined showroom and workshop—both open for tours—came up with the green and brass design. Known as the Ladbroke, it’s...
Tags: Books, UK, Normandy, Italy, Ohio, Brass, Jayne, Carrara, Samphire, Ladbroke, Kitchen Design, Norfolk England, Kitchen of the Week, Kitchen Islands, Wood Paneling, Riverside House


Secrets of Bletchley Park: How codebreakers paved way for World War 2 victory

German intelligence deciphered at the top-secret Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire meant British and US troops knew exactly what faced them ahead of the D-Day landings in Normandy [Author: Rachael Bletchly]
Tags: US, UK News, Normandy, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, Rachael Bletchly


Love the Sinner — by Hating His Sin

If you stood as a German soldier that day overlooking Normandy beach, you might have blinked several times. Amidst the bloodiest of invasions, when bullets reportedly flew in such volume as to actually create wind, one weaponless, heavyset man, limped up and down the beach striking his fellow soldiers with his cane. He hit the men repeatedly, yelled frantically, and pointed feverishly. What was he doing? Saving their lives. After horribly spraining his ankle upon arrival, the self-repo...
Tags: Religion, Normandy, Jesus, God, Christ, Peter, Samuel, Mark, Luke, John Piper, Finke, Jesus John the Baptist


No surprise in France’s Fed Cup team against Romania

PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia, Pauline Parmentier and Alize Cornet have been named in France’s Fed Cup team for the semifinals against Romania. France will host the best-of-five series on clay in the Normandy city of Rouen from April 20-21. Romania, which upset defending champion Czech Republic in the previous round, won its […]
Tags: News, France, Sports, Ap, Czech Republic, Normandy, Paris, Romania, Rouen, Fed, Alizé Cornet, Romania France


Off The Beaten Path In Paris: La Ferme d'Alexandre

Located just a block away from La Grande Épicerie in Saint Germain, la Ferme d'Alexandre doesn't feel "off the beaten path," but I wanted to share it with you anyway. I've come to love this place, not only for their fabulous cheese selection, but for the kindness and knowledge of  the owner Alex, and the entire staff. I shop here every week to  buy fromage for the French cheese workshop we offer at Paris by Mouth, so I've gotten to know them and what they offer very well. And if you fo...
Tags: Travel, France, Normandy, Paris, Alex, Saint Germain, Jennifer, Alexandre, La Ferme, La Grande Epicerie


Off The Beaten Path: La Ferme d'Alexandre

Located just a block away from La Grande Épicerie in Saint Germain, la Ferme d'Alexandre doesn't feel "off the beaten path," but I wanted to share it with you anyway. I've come to love this place, not only for their fabulous cheese selection, but for the kindness and knowledge of  the owner Alex, and the entire staff. I shop here every week to  buy fromage for the French cheese workshop we offer at Paris by Mouth, so I've gotten to know them and what they offer very well. And if you fo...
Tags: Travel, France, Normandy, Paris, Alex, Saint Germain, Jennifer, Alexandre, La Ferme, La Grande Epicerie


The Riverside Inn: A Normandy Guesthouse from an Upstart American Restaurateur

Jordan Feilders is the American who introduced California-style artisanal burger and taco trucks to Paris. He was newly arrived from San Francisco in 2012 when he rolled out his mobile catering business, Cantine California, which made such a splash that Anthony Bourdain paid an enthusiastic visit and The New York Times reported: “Food Trucks in Paris? U.S. Cuisine Finds Open Minds, and Mouths.” Cantine California continues, but Feilders and his French wife, Tatiana Dupond, now the parents of two...
Tags: Books, California, France, San Francisco, Normandy, New York Times, Paris, Elton John, Ikea, French, Monet, House Tour, Anthony Bourdain, Penelope, Simon, Giverny


Riverside House: A Normandy Guesthouse from an Upstart American Restaurateur

Jordan Feilders is the American who introduced California-style artisanal burger and taco trucks to Paris. He was newly arrived from San Francisco in 2012 when he rolled out his mobile catering business, Cantine California, which made such a splash that Anthony Bourdain paid an enthusiastic visit and The New York Times reported: “Food Trucks in Paris? U.S. Cuisine Finds Open Minds, and Mouths.” Cantine California continues, but Feilders and his French wife, Tatiana Dupond, the parents of two you...
Tags: Books, California, France, San Francisco, Normandy, New York Times, Paris, Elton John, Ikea, French, Monet, House Tour, Anthony Bourdain, Penelope, Simon, Giverny


How I Became a Successful Travel Blogger — My Smartest Decisions

How did I become a successful travel blogger? It sure wasn’t intentional from the start! Back when I started Adventurous Kate in 2010, I had no idea it was even possible to make money with a blog. Recently I read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, which explains how certain individuals became successful. People tend to believe that genius leads to success — for example, that Bill Gates became successful because he was so smart. But that’s not all of it. Intelligence is a huge factor. So is ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, England, New York, Featured, Instagram, Microsoft, France, Germany, Boston, Massachusetts, Southeast Asia, Nbc News, US, Blog


Over the sea

The BBC visits Dieppe, on the Normandy coast, to see how the French port town is readying itself.
Tags: News, Bbc, Normandy, Dieppe


Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.”Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He was just a weirdo. That isn’t my word, it’s how his friends saw him. “You’re supposed to make friends with future secretaries of state, not weirdo musicians,” one O’Rourke pal, Adam Mortimer, told the N...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, White House, Virginia, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, NFL, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Normandy, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Dallas


Beto O'Rourke Stupid Comment of the Day

Now that the Left's beloved Beto has decided to run for president, there's a need to start a thread similar to Ocasio-Cortez Stupid Comment of the Day. Let's start off with this: Beto O'Rourke compares people fighting climate change to 'those who were on the beaches in Normandy' These are the people considered to the Rock Stars of the Progressive Left and the geniuses that will guide our future. :rolleyes: Last night on Fox Laura Ingram did a montage of all the stupid, incomprehensible things ...
Tags: Normandy, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, BETO, Beto O Rourke, Rock Stars of the Progressive Left, Fox Laura Ingram