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June 3 2014 3 03 /06 /June /2014 13:36

Some members of my family (my aunt and uncle, cousin and mother and father) came to visit last month and we had some wonderful times visiting places in France, Belgium and Germany.  Now that they are gone, I miss them very much.  Here's a look at some of the places we visited.  Can you believe we did so much in just one month ?

036031Monet's gardens at Giverny...

020The church in Querqueville...

041Nez de Jobourg in La Hague...

062089The gardens in Vauville...

021Our first visit the the Château des Ravalet in Tourlaville... (that's my aunt and uncle on the left) 

055The lighthouse in Gatteville...

091094A trip to Barfleur for oysters...

108Stopped in Montfarville to see Guillaume Fouace's church paintings...

120Tour Vauban in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue...

214151Emmanuel Liais Gardens and Museum in Cherbourg...

239Shopping at Babou...

300295Boat tour around Cherbourg harbor and its forts...

008Went to the Abbey in Lessay...

078A castle surrounded by a moat in Pirou...

177Coutances Cathedral...

189We ate lots of crêpes (not stinkin' pancakes!)

252Abbey ruins at Hambye...

070Spent a rainy afternoon at la Cite de la Mer...

008Manoir Dur-Écu, near Urville-Nacqueville... 

039Walked around the grounds of Château de Martinvast...

108We went to Bricquebec...

118We went to Barneville-Cartaret on a very cold and windy day...

201172Took a tour of the Moulin à Vent du Cotentin at Fierville-les-Mines...

224Shopped at La Maison du Biscuit in Sortosville-en-Beaumont...

016Went to Bayeux...

010Saw the Bayeux Tapestry...

050Went to Omaha Beach...

090100The very windy day at La Pointe-du-Hoc...

126Quick stop at the German cemetery at La Cambe...

134132145A stroll along Utah Beach...

161The church with its parachutist at Sainte-Mère-Église...

012Mass at my church in Querqueville...

022>And a trip to my other church in Urville-Nacqueville...

030A visit to the Liberation Museum on top of Montagne du Roule...

079080A closer look at the Goury lighthouse...

090Port Racine, the smallest port in France...

176An excellent day spent at Mont-Saint-Michel...

001Our second trip to Château des Ravalet in Tourlaville...

034037An afternoon in Cherbourg and an Umbrella's of Cherbourg photo op...

053Sunset at Querqueville plage...

106Amiens Cathedral...

225Saint-Quentin Hôtel de Ville...

011 - CopyTook the train from Cherbourg to Paris...

032 - CopyOpéra Garnier

044 - CopyLouvre Museum

257Notre-Dame

100 - CopyArc de Triomphe

105 - CopyThe Eiffel Tower

285Napoleon's tomb at the Hôtel des Invalides

402354A day at Versailles...

480Moulin Rouge

504Basilica of Sacré Cœur in Montmartre

545535All the important paintings in the Musée d'Orsay...

560Viewed the glass dome at les Galeries Lafayette...

262266Bastogne War Museum...

358Mardasson War Memorial

385443571488Trier

641Car ferry over the Rhine River...

651690 - Copy677 - CopySeveral days at the Park Hotel in Rüdesheim am Rhein with trips to Bacharach and the world's largest outdoor cuckoo clock...

820 - CopyRainy morning at the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz...

858 - Copy860 - CopyMainz Cathedral

885 - Copy888915Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett in Rüdesheim

967The church in the rock at Idar-Oberstein...

970Ebernburg Castle in Bad Münster

771The bridge houses in Bad Kreuznach

10171074104410301028Rhine River Cruise in the Germania

12231188The Abbey of Hildegard von Bingen

1249Explored the Rheingau Wine Museum in Brömserburg Castle, the oldest castle along the Rhine.

114711571164Niederwalddenkmal high above Rüdesheim with stunning views over the Rhine...

131913041356The Cathedral of Worms and the Martin Luther Monument

13801388The great Romanesque Cathedral of Speyer...

153115171487145814601478Douaumont Ossuary in Verdun as well as the Douaumont Fort...

15901620162916571674Reims Cathedral as well as the Basilica of St-Remi...

Finally, all good things must come to an end.  In Paris, my family did one final packing of their luggage and everyone said their goodbyes at Charles de Gaulle Airport.  168716921693Bon Voyage !

 






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