Expert Travel Advice to France

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  • Anonymous user answered:
    Are you thinking the town of Elancourt, a suburb in western Paris? If so, you're a long way from the "Battle of the Bulge," a major German offensive launched toward the end of WWII that was fought in the forested Ardennes region of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg a few months after the Normandy landings.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Lots of ferries are available, though it also depends on where you want to sail to/from. The Dover-Calais route is the most accessible to London; you can also sail to Portsmouth from Caen, St Malo, Cherbourg, and Le Havre. Lastly, if you're looking to hop between Paris and London, you shouldn't forget Eurostar, which goes under the Channel in much less time and for some very reasonable fares.
  • Alistair answered:
    I asked my brother, who is in the British Army and has taken some tours of the battlefields, for some advice, and he suggested maybe looking at the British tour company, Holts (http://www.holts.co.uk/). However, their tours may be a little long and structured, plus are confined to certain dates. Another option might be Viatour, which aggregates local tours and offers a couple of Normandy WWII outings here: http://www.viator.com/normandy-tours/d183-ttd?pref=02&aid=g1285. These include a two-day trip that leaves from Paris and a daylong private tour from Bayreux (sounds like they customize based on interests, accessibility, etc.). Lastly, a Web search will throw up any number of tour options. This guy looks to offer a pretty interesting set of itineraries: http://www.ddayhistorian.com/, plus comes quite highly recommended.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    Closest major airport is probably at Caen (CFR), about 35 miles west of Lisieux. http://vacation.away.com/airports/travel-apd-apccfr-caen-carpiquet-airport.html

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