La Cote de Nacre – An Easter Break

Ok the time is near as we look forward to our little Easter Holiday break to La Cote de Nacre in beautiful Normandy.

Normandy

Why are we going to Normandy i hear you ask, well it’s quite simple really. My eldest has, since last summer been really interested in the Second World War. They’ve done a lot in school about World War I and II and we’ve also been making Airfix models together of various World War 2 planes such as the Junkers JU87, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Spitfire, Hurricane and many more!

To add to this we’ve watched a variety of films together such as the Great Escape and Where Eagles and he’s read a variety of books not too mention watching the whole of series 1 and 2 of Weapons That Changed The World!

Normandy

As a result i thought it would be a great time, just before he starts secondary school, for us to visit the north coast of France and see some of the beaches and towns where much of the action in World War II took place.

We often go camping in France during the summer and so i though it would be a great idea to find a campsite near to the Normandy beaches. La Cote de Nacre seemed the perfect place being close to Sword, Juno, Omaha and Gold beaches along with many of the museums, battery’s and cemetaries.

La Cote de Nacre

Although he’s very interested in finding out more about the places and battles, i want to educate him about the sadness brought by war and the debt we owe to those who fought so bravely.

The second reason we chose La Cote de Nacre is because the campsite has a swimming pool. As all five of us are going i thought it would be ideal as the two younger ones can enjoy the campsites facilities if my eldest wants to visit some places with me alone.

La Cote de Nacre

As i said, it’s not long now and all three kids are really looking forward to our break. I will of course share what we think of La Cote de Nacre and the surrounding area along with a variety of photos on our return!

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  1. I want to do more of Normandy now my children are older. The history is just so moving, and previous visits pre-kids were really special, so it would be good to share that with them. Enjoy your holiday!

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    1. devondad says:

      Thanks, we love France, great food and so close, really looking forward to the holiday and will put up loads of photos when we return!

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  2. Sounds like a great reason to visit somewhere, I often pick up on the kids current loves and try to do things around them, but it is amazing how many parents don’t bother and screw their faces up when you mention visiting somewhere because the kids are into that.

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    1. devondad says:

      I know, we try and go to places the kids want to go, I also try and involve them when booking the next place we are going to go on holiday. I find if they’ve had a hand in choosing where we go they tend to be even more excited.

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  3. nikkifrankhamilton says:

    Those photos are gorgeous! I want to come too! How cool that your son is so interested in history and what a great dad you are to be so willing to take him there and teach him. Have a great time. Looking forward to seeing/hearing about the trip!

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    1. devondad says:

      It does look great and we can’t wait to go. I have to admit i am really pleased he’s so interested in finding our more and we love going to France so much as a family it seemed too good a chance to miss. I think if you can find something they’re interested in you’ve got to just go with it 🙂

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      1. nikkifrankhamilton says:

        Have a great time!!!

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  4. Neesie23 says:

    I think your holiday plan sounds great and very inspiring on so many levels. No wonder you are counting the days…
    Have fun as well as remember/visiting the history and we’ll look forward to seeing your photos 🙂

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    1. devondad says:

      Will try and post something whilst I’m there and definitely lots when we come back! No problem having fun, the kids will make sure of that 🙂

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