First, Honfleur, it literally is just about 5-10 mins from Le Harve. You can see Le Harve across the Seine and there's a great bridge, fairly new, to connect the two..
Yes Jeff is online and will write back
I did not get a chance to visit the Quai Dorsey Art Gallery, but there's always a next time..I hope!
Though, we did see a lot of great art while we were there.
We will be announcing the name of the winner this week, could be tomorrow, but could also be later in the week, but definitely this week..good luck!
In Paris is was unseasonably warm for May, upwards of 28 degrees the day we did the show. Generally it's about 20 the time year we were there. Further north in Rouen, Honfleur and the Normandy region, it was anywhere from 12-15 degrees, and cool, and quite windy. Again, normal for May.
And we only had one rain day.
I would recommend for everyone to walk up the Eiffel Tower! There are restaurants on the two floors you walk to, there is no rush, and you get to see lots of little kids running by you on their way up! I would do it again, that's for sure.
We are checking to see if there is video of the 'incident'. I can tell you that I have a pair of pants and jacket at the dry cleaners..my hair however, my never recover!
I can vouch for that. The incident happened just minutes before Jeff was on air.
Bev and I were talking about this today, your first steps on Juno Beach. It's hard to describe the feeling, but it definitely took me by surprise. I like to use the words 'remembrance and respect' when I think of my first steps..all my steps in fact..
Jacques, we were on the boat on a very windy day and I didn't notice much movement. I would definitely check with the Scenic team if you're concerned about motion sickness.
I was taken aback by the beauty of Monet's house and gardens in Giverny. He moved into that home, and built the gardens, then painted what he had done. You can stand right on the pond where he painted his famous 'water lily' paintings..and it's exactly like it was 100 years ago. They have done a great job of preserving his memory there.
Beny-sur-Mer was another of the places that you just can't describe the feeling, and I'm glad we were able to shoot, and then have you notice your uncle's grave stone.
I really hope someone in 'corporate Canada' steps up..I will continue to try and get the message out, as I've been saying, there is absolutely no down side to honouring the memory of our soldiers..
We did not get to see Mont St. Michel, although it's in the Normandy area, and was on our wish list. I know it's one of the most visited sites in France..next time!
For me, I was looking forward to our show at the Juno Beach Centre in Coursuelles-sur-Mer and it was at the top of my list. Just being there, surrounded by history is a profound feeling. I had really wanted to see 'Canada House" in Bernieres-sur-Mer ( pardon the spelling I'm typing quickly!) and that was another high point. Going to Beny-sur-Mer and the Canadian War Cemetery was right up there as well. That whole day was a Canadian 'bucket list' item for me. I liked the entire trip, but that was my favourite day..