Hamilton Program in France Students Visit Normandy

Hamilton students in Normandy.
Hamilton students in Normandy.

Students in the Hamilton College Junior Year in France spent the weekend of March 23-24 in Normandy where they visited the World War II Memorial Museum in Caen, the American cemetery facing Omaha Beach, and the cliff top battle site of the Pointe du Hoc, a point of attack by the United States Rangers on June 6, 1944.  


The group spent the night in Cabourg, Marcel Proust’s favorite vacation place, and the inspiration for Balbec, the seaside resort town in his Remembrance of Things Past. The weekend ended with a viewing of Bayeux’s beautifully preserved 11th century tapestry: almost 230-feet long, the embroidered cloth recounts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England by William, duke of Normandy, culminating in the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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