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Adventures Online: The Best of Normandy From Giverny to D-Day

Immerse yourself in the history of WWII and experience the beauty of Normandy during an online learning adventure that leads from Omaha Beach to the gardens of Giverny.
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Online Program

Adventures Online: The Best of Normandy From Giverny to D-Day

Immerse yourself in the history of WWII and experience the beauty of Normandy during an online learning adventure that leads from Omaha Beach to the gardens of Giverny.
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4 days
1
Orientation, History of Normandy
From the comfort of your own home.
2
D-Day Beaches
From the comfort of your own home.
3
Normandy and the Impressionist Painters
From the comfort of your own home.
4
The Lifestyle and Cuisine of Normandy
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

Join us for a cutting-edge learning adventure that brings the best of Normandy and stories of WWII directly to your home! With our Road Scholar expert, get an immersive look into this fascinating region of France, known for its critical role in WWII as well as its font of cultural heritage. Delve into the events of D-Day during virtual field trips to Arromanches, Omaha Beach, Point du Hoc and the American Cemetery, and discuss the importance of these locations in the American narrative. Join your expert for online explorations of Mont Saint Michel and the Musée Eugene Boudin in Honfleur, and delight in the beauty of Giverny, the home and gardens of Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Throughout your exploration online, you’ll enjoy lectures by local experts and sessions where you will connect with your fellow Road Scholars through discussion.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Trace the history of D-Day during virtual field trips to Arromanches, Omaha Beach, Point du Hoc and the American Cemetery with a WWII expert.
  • Delight in the beauty of Giverny during an online exploration that offers insight into the life and works of Impressionist artist Claude Monet.
  • Join your Road Scholar expert for virtual field trips to Mont Saint Michel — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and the Musée Eugene Boudin in Honfleur.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944
by Joseph Balkoski
In this unforgettable narrative of D-Day, Joseph Balkoski describes the minute-by-minute combat as it unfolded on Omaha Beach, allowing soldiers to speak for themselves as they recall their attempts to maneuver bombers through heavy cloud cover, the claustrophobic terror aboard transports, and the relentless fire that greeted them on the beach.
Monet at Giverny
by Caroline Holmes
Claude Monet spent the last 43 years of his long life at Giverny, creating the paintings and gardens for which he is now revered. From the standpoint of his garden this book considers the controlling intelligence behind both landscape and art, and the influences that shaped Monet’s life and vision.





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