The Normandie Overview
By Roxane Breard
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:55 AM PDT
As an exchange student, I really want to share with you a part of my home area which might be totally unknown for you because really far away from the United States. I love to discover California which gathers a lot of beautiful landscapes, and to go from a city to another. This is the reason why I want to share with you some landscapes of my country of origin.
I am from Lower Normandy which is located in the north of France, and gathers 471 kilometers - that is to say 293 miles - of coast. I want to help you discover this wonderful country through several pictures I took this last summer before leaving France to go to the United States.
Lower Normandy has its place in history. This Northwest corner of France has seen many invasions, including from Romans, Vikings, and in more recent times, Nazi Germans during World War II. But the most known event happened on June 6, 1944, when the U.S. troops arrived on Normandy beaches to drive the Nazis out of France. Nowadays, the memory of all these soldiers is preserved. A memorial cemetery, museums, sculptures and flags are everywhere on this coast which is so deeply marked by history. The most impressive site remains the Colleville Cemetery intended for the American soldiers memory.