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Feb 21, 2023

Where is this hotel?

At which address was this hotel, Hotel la France...does it still exist? We only know name and place (Nevers).

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Dec 25, 2019

Just finished your Book after returning from Normandy

Diane, I bought your book at Memorial de Caen a month ago and just finished reading it. I loved it and am disappointed that I am done. Does The

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May 26, 2019

Calliope: The Tale of a Police Horse in WWII


Calliope is a horse, but not an ordinary horse. She’s a Metropolitan Police horse working in London during WWII.

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May 21, 2019

Zip: The Story of a Carrier Pigeon in WWII


A children's book about Zip, a carrier pigeon trained to carry special messages to the French Resistance in Normandy.

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Mar 10, 2019

About Me

Let me tell you a bit about how I ended up here in France and how I can help you have the best France vacation.

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Mar 10, 2019

I Love Normandy!

Tom and Cheryl in front of St. Clair's shrine

On most tours of the D-Day beaches, I take a left at the village hall of Colleville and head down a winding path to the Fox sector of Omaha Beach. Part

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Feb 16, 2019

An Incredibly Meaningful Experience

My boyfriend has always been talking about his great uncle who lost his life in Operation Jubilee in Dieppe, France. When we planned to go to Paris for

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Feb 16, 2019

One of the most epic days of my life!

One of the most epic days of my life! I have been wanting to visit Dieppe my entire life to pay respect to a family relative who died in Operation Jubilee.

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Jan 01, 2019

New Year’s trip to Vouvray - Part 2

Bed in Le Clos Lucé

Our New Year’s trip to Vouvray - Part 2

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Dec 30, 2018

New Year's Trip to Vouvray

Chateau De Jallanges - Vouvray

My New Year’s eve weekend trip to Vouvray in the Loire River Valley

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Dec 30, 2018

An American In France Blog

Want to get a glimpse into real French life? Here, I will give periodic updates and musings on my life in France!

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Aug 20, 2018


Luxemburg 2018


Aug 19, 2018

"La Vesle" River

August 1918 WWI . In FISMES a town near Reims (east of Paris)

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Aug 14, 2018

Amazing D-Day Tour with Diane

My husband and I were beyond pleased with our full day tour of the D-Day sites. We both enjoy this chapter of history, and our guide Diane Condon-Boutier

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Aug 11, 2018

Saint Valéry en Caux - Normandy

Henry IV Museum - Saint Valery En Caux - Normandy

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