Ardenne Abbey

Abbaye d'Ardenne

A rather dark site, commemorating the unpleasant events of the Normandy operation. Heavily damaged during the war, rebuilt afterwards, now serving the purpose of a memorial.

Chemin de l'Abbaye d'Ardennes, 14280 Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, France

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