A good hotel beside a beach in France, in early
Summer is an appealing prospect. It takes on an extra dimension
when the beach is in Normandy and the date is June 6th, the
anniversary of the D-Day landings.
We travel direct to and from France via Rosslare into
Cherbourg, Normandy, and back through Rosscoff in Brittany. We
spend the 5th, 6th and 7th of June at commemorative ceremonies
and visiting World War II sites. There is some time for
sightseeing in this beautiful part of France on our final two
The Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome is located near the centre of
this popular beach resort. It is a modern 3 star property with
a restaurant, a bar and an indoor swimming pool, just a couple
of hours from Cherbourg, our port of entry and half and hour
from Pegasus Bridge, Caen or Honfleur.