November 8th, 2014

November 8th-15th: Fall Study Tour to Normandy France

FMC is partnering with the Association of Canadian Former Parliamentarians on this Study Tour.  http://www.exparl.ca/ The Tour is limited to 40 group members total, and since we are partnering with the Canadians,  we only room for 1 former Members  guest left.  We cannot allow Members more than one guest.

We will accept requests on a  first-come/first-serve based on deposit received.  Please call FMC Members Services Manager, Sharon Witiw 202-507-4847 to provide information for the deposit.  We will not be able to permit a cancellation with 100% refund.

Tour schedule- (note: some details still being confirmed):

Saturday, November 8th

  • Arrival in Paris.  This day is at your leisure to relax or  exploring Paris on your own.
  • Scribe Hotel

Sunday, November 9th

  • The night in Paris. Breakfast provided.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Scribe Hotel

Monday, November 10th

  • Leaving Paris, and drive to Courseulle Sur Mer.
  • Visit Juno Center and the Canadian Cemtery of Beny/mr for a wreath laying ceremony
  • visit Abbaye d’Ardennes
  • Drive to Canisy
  • dinner at Cheteau de Canisy
  • OVERNIGHT: CANISY (at CHATEAU DE CANISY OR NEIGHBORING CHATEAUX)

Tuesday, November 11th

OMAHA BEACH & AMERICAN CEMETERY OF NORMANDY

  • Departure at 9am
  • 9:50am to 12:00 : Visit and ceremony
  • 12.15 : Lunch at “Omaha Restaurant” & walk on the beach with tour guid
  • Departure to Utah. Visit of the bunker, monuments and Memorial of Utah, followed by visit of the Museum
  • Departure to Canisy with photostop at Sainte-Mère-Eglise on the way back.
  • Return to Canisy at round 6:00pm
  • dinner at Chateau de Canisy
  • OVERNIGHT: CANISY (at CHATEAU DE CANISY OR NEIGHBORING CHATEAUX)

 

Wednesday, November 12th

  • Motor south to Villedieu Des Poeles for some time to sightseeing
  • Lunch is at a local restaurant.
  • Then travel to Mont Saint Michel and independently explore the area.
  • After a day of tourning return to Canisy for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Lunch as a group
  • Dinner at Chateau de Canisy
  • OVERNIGHT: CANISY (at CHATEAU DE CANISY OR NEIGHBORING CHATEAUX)

Thursday, November 13th

  • After breakfast, drive a short distance to Caen from some free time.
  • Journey northeast into Belgium
  •  lunch as a group
  • Dinner on your own.
  • OVERNIGHT: BEST WESTERN PREMIER WHY HOTEL, LILLE

Friday, November 14th

  • Travel south to Vimy and tour of Vimy ridge Memorial.
  • visit the Flanders Field Museum and attend a Bugle Ceremony.
  • Lunch and Dinner as a group
  • OVERNIGHT: BEST WESTERN PREMIER WHY HOTEL, LILLE

Saturday, November 15th

  • Departure for airport in Paris and flights back to the U.S.
  • Breakfast provided.

Space is strictly limited.   Spaces are filled on a first come first receipt of deposit basis. If you are interested in joining the group please call FMC member service manager, Sharon Witiw to make a deposit. 202-507-4847.

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