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Normandy

Going on my first trip abroad, solo, from Dublin to Paris via Normandy (ww2 sights in particular) dont really have any plans, im just going get the wheels rolling and see what happens.

Would appreciate if anyone could recommend a few routes/places to stay/things to do etc ?
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when?

Failte Calypso, when are u going?
I'll be round that way in early to mid June.
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whats the craic bosco ?

im hoping to get over there for the last week in may, however that may be changed slightly to the first week in June. depending on the work load.

havent planned anything or booked anything, im just gonna see wheere i turn up evryday and try plan the next day over dinner. should be good fun.

i should know the dates within the next dat or two so il throw them up here and we cross pass we'l grab a .
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I was in Normandy last summer, it was awesome. Frankly, I don't remember where I was, I was following my friend who had set his GPS on "shortest route" and it took us down a bunch of tiny, tiny country roads, into little villages, etc. It was cool, have fun.
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well il be using the GPS system used by special forces, it cost me a fortune but totally worth it, €7.50 michellin map of normandy!!!

from what i've read the D roads are the ones to use. no traffic and takes you through the small villages etc as you said.

really looking forward to it.
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If you're interested there's a VERY good municipal campsite at Arromanche that we've used a couple of time, easy walk to all the sites, restaurants, bars, Museum, Mulberry Harbour etc. and, on 6th June, there is the D-Day commemorations, well worth the trip and to be able to say thankyou to the fast dwindling number of veterans is a privilege. There is also an English run B&B that is biker friendly in Arromanche. Find the Tourist Office and ask. Normandy generally is nice, if (again) you are interested the Bayeux Tapestry is worth a look and the coastal areas are stunning. Just ride and enjoy.
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shuffled around a few dates in work and now it turns out il be in Normandy from 15th-22nd of May.

Will definately be checking out the campsite in Arromanches (cheers for the "heads up")

anyone around gimme a shout.
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