Review of the Week
Powerful tours of Normandy by a true historian, lovely manor and gracious hosts.
Following up on a stellar recommendation from a good friend, my husband, brother and sister-in-law and I spent an unforgettable two days and three nights with Ben and Jaye. It is difficult to describe the impact and poignancy of seeing the beaches and battlefields amid beautiful countryside and coastline. Highlights were meeting a local villager (a friend of Ben’s) who lived through the occupation and invasion and has expressed his immense gratitude by creating a wall of remembrance for the soldiers and doctors who saved his village and his brother’s life, and finding the name of and tribute to a never known uncle who died at 18 off the coast of Omaha Beach at the American cemetery. All this combined with Ben’s incredible knowledge and gift as a tour guide, Jaye’s wonderful cooking and gracious hospitality and their beautiful 16th century manor home made for a truly special and impactful trip.