France visit ideas

Historic image from Crepon, inland from Gold Beach. See this when you visit the Green Howards memorial and the Gold Beach Museum.

Crepon WW2

Planning a visit to France?

It's tricky finding your way around France, especially when you're driving to a timetable. I have found that programming the GPS coordinates into Sat Nav before you even get there takes a lot of the hassle out of things.

GPS co-ordinates for Bray Dunes, France and other places of interest:

Bray Dunes - 51.04.36.47N 2.30.26.18.E
Gold Beach - 49.20.42.92N 0.31.41.11.W
Arromanches 49.20.20.9N. 0.37.13.38W
Crepon. 49.18.56.4N. 0.33.00.2W
Lion d'or hotel, Bayeux. 49.16.34.11N. 0.41.54.5W - Just great - it's where the German officers stayed during the war.
Marefontaine battery. 49.19.23.5N. 0.31.48.21W
Hinges communal Cemetery - rue de bethune GPS 50.33.40.2N 2.37.18.4E
Longueness (ST. OMER) souvenir cemetery (John Hewson buried here) - 50.43.56.38N, 2.15.04.28E
Mont Fleury gun battery 40.20.29.3N. 0.30.58.26W 
Merville battery. 49.16.12.0N. 0.11.46.58W 
Pegasus bridge, Ranville 49.14.32.6N. 0.16.27.2W
Longues sur mer gun battery 49.20.35.2N. 0.41.31.4W

Demi Lune hotel, Ypres - recommended 50.51.17.7N. 2.53.11.4E
Somme Thiepval monument 50.03.09.34N, 2.41.17.8.E

 

The3 rest of this page still under construction, sorry.

Plan is to include best places to visit etc.

We already know best time to eat - tiffin!

- best thing to eat - bully beef and doughnuts!

- best thing to drink - Calvados!