Friday, March 27, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
With the topic of the month flower power, I am in the right place. I am on La Côte Fleurie in Normandy France. The floral coast begins in Honfleur one of the most beautiful cities in France.
The name "Côte Fleurie" has become a "tourist concept" propagated with the development of tourism and the need to distinguish the different landscapes of the French coast, while summarizing the main feature that distinguishes it from other Cotes in France.
The term refers to the pleasant countryside and flowers of the hinterland and the many seaside resorts.
There are flowers everywhere, beautiful flowers.
We stayed at the fabulous Normandy hotel in Deauville. The magnificent beauty and luxury of this fabulous hotel prepared us for what was to come.
We went to the Normandy beaches and the American cemetery where the soldiers that gave their lives during the second world war are buried, all 9300 of them. It was a very emotional moment for all of us, hard to believe.
We started at Omaha beach, where the invasion took place, then we went to the cemetery with all the white crosses and star of Davids.
Though I had seen pictures numerous times, seeing it for real was unbelievable. I viewed it through tear filled eyes.
The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the liberation of France from Nazi control, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.
There are flowers everywhere, here are some pictures of veterans returning to the area.
Roses from the flower shop next to the Hotel Costes.
Wishing you all a beautiful flowery day.