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Normandie - 2009 : <div style="color: #c5fffe; text-align:center;"><b><i>in memory of Raymond J. Provencher
March 21, 1925 - July 30, 2008</i>

Our trip to Normandy to spread Dad's ashes in the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel and spend some time remembering him in the land where he first met Maman so many years ago.

Now they are reunited.  Bon Voyage!</b></div>

Normandie - 2009

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in memory of Raymond J. Provencher March 21, 1925 - July 30, 2008 ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:44pm PST

Basse-Normandie : <div style="font-size: 100%"><span style="color: #7D0025">Some of the wonderful places we have visited during our stays in <b>Basse-Normandie</b>.</span>  <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&msa=0&msid=106208759149718043635.0004396ded5e39992add1&ll=49.00168,-1.461074&spn=1.391042,3.092651&z=8" target="blank"><i>See Map</i></a>

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Basse-Normandie

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Some of the wonderful places we have visited during our stays in Basse ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:37pm PST

Le Val-Saint-Père : <div style="font-size: 90%"><span style="color:#7D0025"><b>Le Val-Saint-Père</b> <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&msa=0&msid=106208759149718043635.00043996098fb5013a7ef&ll=48.65662,-1.383263&spn=0.021885,0.048323&z=14" target="blank"><i>See Map</i></a> - Whenever we visit Ma Normandie, we stay at a bed-and-breakfast here on the lowlands of the Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel on the outskirts of Avranches.  

These photos were taken on some of our many delightful walks along the estuary trail and the country roads of Le Val-Saint-Père.</span>

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Le Val-Saint-Père

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Le Val-Saint-Père See Map - Whenever we visit Ma Normandie, we stay a ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:34pm PST

Le Mont-Saint-Michel : <div style="font-size: 90%"><span style="color:#7D0025"><b>Le Mont-Saint-Michel</b> <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&msa=0&msid=106208759149718043635.0004396ded5e39992add1&ll=49.00168,-1.461074&spn=1.391042,3.092651&z=8" target="blank"><i>Find it on the Basse Normandie Map</i></a> - a marvel of architecture, commenced in the eighth century, when, according to legend, the Archangel, Michael, approached the Bishop, Aubert, of Avranches, telling him to build a church on "le Mont-Tombe", as the mount was called at that time. <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://www.ot-montsaintmichel.com/histoire_gb.htm" target="blank"><i>more here</i></a> </span>

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Le Mont-Saint-Michel

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Le Mont-Saint-Michel Find it on the Basse Normandie Map - a marvel of ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:29pm PST

Le Cotentin : <div style="font-size: 90%"><span style="color:#7D0025">My cousin, Catherine, and her husband, Hervé, live in Valognes, on <b>Le Cotentin</b> peninsula.  <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&msa=0&msid=106208759149718043635.000439a266bf8ee03f175&ll=49.617942,-1.704382&spn=0.343437,0.773163&z=10" target="blank"><i>See Map</i></a>  They gave us a great tour of its rocky, windswept coastline and some of its history.</span>  

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Le Cotentin

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My cousin, Catherine, and her husband, Hervé, live in Valognes, on Le ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:24pm PST

Avranches : <div style="font-size: 90%"><span style="color:#7D0025"><b>Avranches</b> - my birth town.   <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&msa=0&msid=106208759149718043635.000439596f11d43643086&ll=48.683763,-1.360684&spn=0.010937,0.024161&z=15" target="blank"><i>See Map</i></a>

We moved away when I was just a baby.  As the son of a GI, I grew up in many places -- in the States, and abroad -- but Avranches has alway felt like home to me.</span>
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Avranches

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Avranches - my birth town. See Map We moved away when I was just a ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:20pm PST

Le Jardin des Plantes : <div style="font-size: 90%"><span style="color:#7D0025"><b>Le Jardin des Plantes</b> - Botanical Garden

Avranches <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&msa=0&msid=106208759149718043635.000439596f11d43643086&ll=48.683763,-1.360684&spn=0.010937,0.024161&z=15" target="blank"><i>See Map</i></a> was oftentimes known as "la cité des fleurs et des panoramas," in large part a tribute to this magical place.</span>

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Le Jardin des Plantes

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Le Jardin des Plantes - Botanical Garden Avranches See Map was oftent ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:18pm PST

Les Mares : <div style="font-size: 90%"><span style="color:#7D0025"><b>Les Mares</b>, a rolling bucolic country estate/farm within easy walking distance of downtown Avranches.  <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&msa=0&msid=106208759149718043635.000439596f11d43643086&ll=48.683763,-1.360684&spn=0.010937,0.024161&z=15" target="blank"><i>See Map</i></a>

I was born in the stable here -- don't remember getting any visit from three wise guys though...</span>

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Les Mares, a rolling bucolic country estate/farm within easy walking d ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:14pm PST

WWII Memorials : <div style="font-size: 90%"><span style="color:#7D0025"><b>WWII Memorials</b> <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&msa=0&msid=106208759149718043635.000439ab9adf5aad1f64c&ll=48.958089,-0.991945&spn=1.39225,3.092651&z=8" target="blank"><i>See Map</i></a> - The people of Normandie remember and honour well the sacrifices made by allied soldiers on their behalf.</span>

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WWII Memorials

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WWII Memorials See Map - The people of Normandie remember and honour w ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:10pm PST

Normandy American Cemetery : <div style="font-size: 90%"><span style="color:#7D0025"><b>Normandy American Cemetery</b> <a style="color:#009AA3" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&msa=0&msid=106208759149718043635.000439ab9adf5aad1f64c&ll=48.958089,-0.991945&spn=1.39225,3.092651&z=8" target="blank"><i>See Map</i></a> - as seen in <i>Saving Private Ryan</i> - this, the largest American Cemetery in France, contains 9,387 graves, and walls inscribed with 1,557 names of the missing.</span>

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Normandy American Cemetery

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Normandy American Cemetery See Map - as seen in Saving Private Ryan - ...

Updated: Sep 24, 2010 10:06pm PST

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