Posted September 23rd, 2011, 06:17 PM
Last edited by John Bull; September 23rd, 2011 at 06:20 PM
Hank, before John Bull chimes in. Le Havre is in Normandy
Dammit, missed that one
I've kept out of the thread cos Le Havre isn't my specialist subject. Except for the roads out of it.
And in December??
The only suggestions I can make are
1. Rouen, as already mentioned. At least it'll be warm in the train.
2. The Peace Museum in Caen, also already mentioned. It's well worth a long day, it covers the entire War, not just Normandy ...(ooops
) ... D-Day. And it's all indoors.
Mebbe worth the drive. Esp if you take the little coast road beyond Honfleur if it's fine and bright, check out Trouville (super fish restaurants) / Deauville (think Bournemouth), mebbe drop into Cafe Gondree at Pegasus Bridge or the little restaurants clustered around the ferry terminal in the little village of Ouistreham.
Or skip round Caen to check out William the C's castle in Falaise, south of Caen. Mainly covered, and again a nice little selection of bars & restaurants adjacent.
But by train, Caen is a convoluted journey, involves I think 2 changes. Same grief as heading for Bayeux.
3. Stay on the ship.
That's my four-penny's worth.
Except it's not even worth 4p.