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Janice from Florida (June 2013)

We had a fascinating day with our guide Dominique Eudier, who picked us up in a comfortable van and drove us from the part of Le Havre to several locations in the Normandy area. She took us to the Pegasus Memorial and Bridge, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc. She gave us wonderful commentary which painted a fascinating picture of the events of June 1944. We took this tour on June 4 which made it more special. It is quite a long day as Normandy is almost two hours from Le Havre but definitely worth the time and expense.

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“This poem was read to our group and our guide,
Dominique Eudier,
at our farewell dinner in Saint Malo” – October 2006

We met up in Normandy
     Eleven strong.
Strangers at first,
     Friends after long.
Honfleur was delightful
     With its fete of shrimp.
We climbed to a chapel
     With panting and limp.
Apples and cows and hedgerow scenes,
     Pate and butter and sausage terrines.
Calvados and cider and tart tatin,
     Bayeux cathedral and a tapestry span.
Omaha, Utah, Sword and Gold,
     The story of D Day must always be told.
Don’t mourn their passing;
     Their spirit is lasting.
Quicksand and salt flat and slippery silt,
     Walked to a rock where a monastery was built.
Now, into Brittany,
     St. Malo appears.
We’re talking France here,
     Not Brittany Spears.
Ramparts we walk;
     Galettes we eat.
Donkey and goats,
     A special treat.
Cliff walks and harbors and white crashing waves,
     Oysters and mussels and Romanesque naves.
We are in France;
     We lucky few.
We bid you thanks;
     We bid you adieu.

Dominique, we will always remember you
and hopefully this poem will remind you of us.
Judy Homorsky

“Dominique,
wanted to let you know again
how much we enjoyed the trip!
The highlights for me was the walk to and visit
at Mont Saint Michel;
This was something that I had wanted
 to do since I was a teenager
and I am thrilled to have been able to do it.
Thanks for your excellent guiding of our little group.
You have a great deal of knowledge
and also the ability to relate it
to others in a very interesting manner”
Pat & David Jernigan.


“Dominique,
we very much enjoyed our trip to Normandy.
Your region of France is very beautiful and serene.
Your knowledge of the region,
expert commentary and friendly smile
made our days here a delight”.
Ivan & Sheryl Kerr – Gohagan tour


“October 2006-
Our guide, Dominique, was absolutely first-rate,
one of the best I’ve ever traveled with;
extremely knowledgeable,
plus a thoroughly lovely person
who went out of her way to be helpful”.
Claire Emory, Arlington, VA


“Dominique did everything possible to ensure
that each one of us had a most wonderful trip”
Judy Jones- Annapolis, MD.


“Dominique Eudier did our tour guide
of Normandy-a group of 8.
We found her to be very well informed,
very charming, humorous
and above all very warm and friendly.
We enjoyed her company and her expertise.
We will be back!”
John Mac Nally-(Irish Tour Operator)


« Bonjour Dominique :
Now that we have safely arrived back in Canada, we wanted to send you this note to again thank you for helping to make our cruise on the River Baroness two weeks ago so very special.  We came home with many happy memories of France, and especially Normandy. We had very little idea of just how beautiful the Normandy region of France is, nor its rich architecture and history – you gave us a wonderful, passionate, and very personal view of the country that you so obviously love. 

We cannot tell you how important that is to us both. I will advise our travel agent of our visit, and how much you contributed to it, as well as giving her your contact information. If you ever come to Canada, perhaps you would let us show you a part of our country ? « 
Thank you so very much, Robert and Nancy Donnelly