One of the most popular destinations in Europe is Normandy, a region of northern France. The region’s name has become synonymous with the World War II beachheads , including Omaha Beach, site of the well-known D-Day landing.
I am reminded of a time in the lovely seaport town of Honfleur, one of my most loved spots in France. I heard a tourist inquire about getting to Normandy. How I wished to advise him of his whereabouts. He WAS in Normandy and would be visiting the Landing Beaches.
Other important sites are the rocky island of Mont-Saint-Michel and its soaring Gothic abbey. The city of Rouen, dominated by Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, is where military leader and Catholic saint Joan of Arc was executed in 1431.