A journalist colleague and I spent four full days doing the trip by train, ferry and hire car, basing ourselves at Caen in the cheap and cheerful Ibis Budget Hotel.
The Caen Memorial museum is one of the best attractions.
The famous Pegasus Bridge - vital in providing a way across the Caen Canal to stop the Nazis blocking the Allied advance - is equally impressive, as is the adjacent museum.
TRIP MUST-SEES | Caen Memorial (memorial-caen.com) | Arromanches 360 Cinema Circulaire (arromanches360.com) | Musee du Debarquement (arromanches-museum.com) | Pegasus Bridge Museum (memorial-pegasus.org) | Merville Battery (batterie-merville.com) | Bayeux Tapestry Museum (bayeuxmuseum.com) travel facts LINDSAY SUTTON travelled to France with Brittany Ferries, who sail from Portsmouth to Caen return from PS50 for foot passengers, PS42 extra for a cabin.
HE stayed at the Ibis Budget Caen Gare, where it cost PS121 for three nights, room only, for two people.
Further study of the process by which men of letters of Caen, Aries, Soissons, Angers, Nimes, and Villeneuve en Beaujolais established and maintained independent academies reveals not a failed Parisian style, but a distinct provincial one.
Independently of one another, the men of letters of Caen, Arles, Soissons, Nimes, Angers, and Villefranche en Beaujolais established academies between 1652 and 1685.
(32) Nevertheless, provincial academicians, such as Pierre-Daniel Huet, the youngest member of the Academy of Caen, emulated Peiresc in the 1650s and afterwards when, as a very young man, he exchanged letters with a vast network of individuals across Europe.
In Caen, for instance, one of the founding members, Jacques Moisant de Brieux, reported that outsiders were wary of the new organization when it first met in 1651.
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