Hit the Road Again! Exploring Northeastern France

Eyeing a tour of northeastern France for your next visit? Why not explore the towns, villages, landscapes, museums and key war sites of the four départements of Meuse, Aisne, Somme and Pas-de-Calais – with...
The Underground City of Naours

Have You Heard of the Underground City of Naours?

Unexpected, Mysterious, Full of History... Visit an Incredible Underground World... The underground city of Naours is recognised as one of the largest tunnel networks in Northern France. Initially dug as quarries into the limestone of...

Commemorating the Fallen: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has been toiling tirelessly in the shadows since the First World War. At long last, its incredible restoration work is being thrust into the spotlight at a new visitor...

A Remarkable Chronicle of Paris at War

A new museum in Paris brings to light the two-pronged struggle for freedom during the Second World War: the extensive military efforts from the outside, and the eroding force of the Resistance from within....

Dispatch from Normandy: Honouring D-Day Veterans on the 75th anniversary

“They died for us. We can’t forget them.” The words of a young French girl who attended the 75th anniversary of D-Day ceremonies at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France on June 6th, 2019 express...

Out of the Shadows: Omaha Beach Revelations at Maisy Battery

As Europe marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, fascinating stories about the hostilities are still coming to light. Gillian Thornton hears Gary Sterne’s Omaha Beach revelations at Maisy Battery The 75th anniversary of...

Reflections on “The Greatest Generation” and D-Day in France

My relationship with the D-Day invasion began before I was born. My father landed on Omaha Beach in June, 1944 and I came along later as part of the ‘post war Baby Boom generation’. Dad...

Things to See and Do on the Northern Coast of France

Tour the region by land or sea and discover the many sporting and cultural activities on offer Related articles: Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast 12 Nature Experiences on France’s Northern Coast (and Beyond) Where...

Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast

Dominic Bliss explores France’s northern coast, a glorious region of rolling coastal cliffs and vast sandy beaches, awash with history and gastronomy There are still dead bodies deep beneath the beach at Zuydcoote. When the...

San Francisco D-Day Veteran Awarded Legion of Honour Chevalier

As a 22-year-old deck officer in command of a gun crew on a US Navy Landing Ship Tank (LST), Thomas Cooney helped launch the 1st Infantry’s “Big Red One” Army unit on Omaha Beach...