Europe...west of the Alps travel blog

the ruins of the Longues-sur-Mer Battery were very interesting

Gilli did her 'Cher' rendition on a WWII canon

Barfleur was one of many pretty fishing villages

Cherbourg had a nice harbour but was extremely windy

To complete our exploration of Normandy's WWII sites we stopped at the German batteries at Longues-sur-Mer, Maisy and d'Azeville while on the way to Cherbourg.

All were fascinating but the expansive one at Longues was amazing. The visual remains of Germany's Atlantic Wall defence system is remarkable.

Cherbourg was more memorable for blustering wind. By jutting out into the Atlantic it was vulnerable and we could only imagine the conditions during a winter storm.

Sailors must love the situation because the harbour areas were full of their yachts.

Cherbourg's old town centre was fascinating but not spectacular although we somehow managed to visit quite a number of 'interesting' dress shops.

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