A Day in Rouen

On my way back from my UK road trip to Oxford, Northern England, and Scotland, I spent the day in my friend’s hometown of Rouen, the biggest city in Haute-Normandie region. I had previously visited Rouen once, for a day, back in 2007. The streets were just as charming as I remembered; I enjoyed strolling down the crooked, narrow pathways and drooling over the architecture. Perhaps … Continue reading A Day in Rouen

American Road Trip to La Normandie, Le Mont Saint Michel, and La Bretagne

**Check out my friend Anne’s posts on our epic weekend here and here!** It’s no secret that I love Normandy. But what I love even more than visiting Normandy is showing friends and family the best of Normandy. After completing the ultimate Normandy D-Day road trip back in December, three fellow Americans and I packed up our rental car and trekked back for more this past March. Our … Continue reading American Road Trip to La Normandie, Le Mont Saint Michel, and La Bretagne

The Ultimate D-Day Road Trip

Normandy is best known for June 6, 1944– D-Day, or Jour-J en français, also known as the day the Allied troops (Canadian, British, and American) stormed the beaches and overtook Nazi Germany occupation. Essentially, this event was the turning point of the war, which eventually resulted in an Allied-victory. Normandy is why I first fell in love with France. It’s rustic-beautiful, it’s entrenched in history, and the mix of … Continue reading The Ultimate D-Day Road Trip

Postcard from Normandy on D-Day’s 70th Anniversary

Seventy years ago, 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the Normandy beaches of Juno, Gold, Omaha, Sword, and Utah in order to break through Nazi Germany control. Little did we know this would be the turning point of the war which would be “the beginning of the end.” I have had the privilege of visiting the Normandy Beaches, bunkers, and the American Cemetery twice … Continue reading Postcard from Normandy on D-Day’s 70th Anniversary

Honfleur and Etretat, France

During my third stay in Normandy at the end of April, I found out that my friend Mary was available to hangout the Wednesday, so we decided to picnic/road-trip to Honfleur and Etretat, both cities I visited four years ago as a student and have been dying to see again. Honfleur is a beautiful, picturesque port city; The houses aligning either sides are absolutely stunning. … Continue reading Honfleur and Etretat, France