Wednesday, 26 July 2017

D Day Beach Tour in the GT6

Just got back from a very enjoyable D Day beaches tour with my son James in the GT6. We certainly packed a lot in during the 6 days we had over in Normandy, here's our itinerary.

Thursday 20/8/17

Merville Gun Battery Museum

Pegasus Bridge

We then had lunch at Cafe Gondree, the first building to be liberated run by Arlette Gondree, who was a young girl present when the Brits arrived.

Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum

Friday 21/8/17

Azeville Battery Museum

Sainte Mere Eglise

Airborne Museum

Utah Beach

Utah Beach Museum

Saturday 22/8/17

Pointe Du Hoc

Omaha Beach Memorial

Overlord Museum Omaha Beach

Normandy American Cemetery Colleville Su Mer

Sunday 23/8/17

War Journalists Memorial Bayeux
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Bayeux

Museum of the Battle of Normandy Bayeux

Bayeux City

D Day Museum Arromanches

Mullberry Harbour remains Arromanches

Monday 24/8/17

Gold Beach

Juno Beach

Juno Beach French Memorial

Juno Beach Centre and Canadian Memorial

Longues Sur Mer Battery

Museum of Undersea Wrecks Port En Bessin

Tuesday 25/8/17

Radar Museum Douvres-la-Delivrande

Sword Beach Memorial Lion Sur Mer

Sword Beach Piper Bill Millin Statue Lion Sur Mer

Sword Beach Montgomery Statue Lion Sur Mer

Atlantic Wall Museum le Grand Bunker Ouistreham

French Commando Museum Ouistreham

We stayed at a great B and B run by Adrian Cox who owns 2 GT6 MK1s under restoration. Normandy Beach B and B is a converted farm in the centre of Arromanches. Adrian specialises in accommodation for Bikers and Classic Car owners, he is a real petrol head and also owns a Ferret APC, bikes and is restoring a Split Screen Moggy Minor convertible for his wife Karen. As well as lovely rooms in the converted Barn (above his workshop), he lay's on free beer, wine and Cidre for his guests and does a great full English breakfast every morning. There is secure parking within a gated courtyard too to keep classics and bikes safe.
One of Adrian's GT6s