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You must visit Mont-Saint-Michel once in your life.

DSC_0035Mont-Saint-Michel is a little island near the coast of Normandie (France). The little island is on the World Heritage List. You go to the island over a bridge, you can use the bus or walk the 2 km to the island.

 

What time do you go there

The day we went there the weather was not great so we had to hide from the rain a few times. It was not awfully busy anymore because most people go there really early in the morning. But after two hours you have seen most things on the island. So we went around 3 o’clock when most people had left DSC_0067already.

 

What to do there

We went into the church that was on the island. Which costs €10,- per person. They gave us a flyer with some information on it. It was nice not really sure if it was worth the money. But one the island it is the only thing to do. Apart from the few stores and restaurants of course.

 

Now one why you really need to visit once 

I personally think it is really important to know how people used to live. Not only that this is a special place people used to live here without all the tourists. You will not learn how they live but the building still seems the same. So it will give you an idea.

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Le grand bunker Musée du Mur de l’Atlantique

IMG_20190731_160212Le grand bunker Musée du Mur de l’Atlantique

Avenue du 6 Juin, 14150 Ouistreham, France

An old 17 m high bunker that was part of the Atlantic Wall in 1944. We went there in July I think it was one of the best museums I went to on this trip to Normandy. It still showed signs of the fights that used to be there. The door was still busted from the explosion that was used to open it many years ago.

The things that were on display explained the story of the bunker really well. This made everything come to life a lot more.

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Most of the letters and things from the soldiers were behind glass. This is not something weird for a museum of course.

So of the rooms were partially closed to recreate what the rooms used to look like. when the bunker was in use. There were puppets and tables filled with fake foods and objects. They made bunk beds and recreated the kitchen.

The texts that were there to explain the objects on display were simple no unnecessary use of difficult words.

At the top of the bunker, there was a lookout where you could almost see the beach. You were also allowed to go to the room where you were able to see the see.

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