Day 1: Monday in Normandy - The PixTraveler's 2007 River Cruise to Paris

This Google Earth tour map with photos traces the author's tour of Normandy on Mon. Apr. 30, day 1 of the PixTraveler's 2007 Normandy to Paris River Cruise.

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[0:00] Docked -- The track starts on the Viking Seine docked in Le Havre.
[0:30] Start -- We start tour of Normandy beaches.
[5:22] Courseulles-sur-Mer -- We pass through Courseulles-sur-Mer; we get a brief view of the beach.
[6:36] Saint-Come-de-Fresne -- We pass through Saint-Come-de-Fresne; we get another view of the beach.
[7:14] D-Day Museum -- We visit the D-Day museum in Arromanches-les-Bains.

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[11:44] Lunch -- We have lunch at the Brasserie Au 6 Juin.
[14:22] Colleville-sur-mer -- We pass through Colleville-sur-mer on the way to the American Cemetery. I get a shot of another church.
[14:54] American Cemetery -- We arrive at the American Cemetery. "Silence and Respect" says the sign.
[17:00] Path to the beach -- I take a walk alone on the pathway toward the beach.
[18:30] Memorials -- I walk through the sea of markers. The silence is overwhelming.
[21:06] Omaha Beach -- Omaha Beach near Viervill-sur-mer.
[24:42] Pointe du Hoc -- Fortifications near Pointe du Hoc where President Reagen spoke.
[27:23] Vierville-sur-mer -- Passing through Vierville-sur-mer on the way back. I photograph another church.
[31:00] Le Havre -- We return to Le Havre.

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