La Maison des Canadiens

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RamboNWAlberta
Spruce Grove, Canada511 contributions
Fantastic site and history.
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited this gorgeous town, beach and site with a bus tour while in area. Thankfully our guide was great and filled us in on the history here and we then visited the house on the beach. It is a fantastic feeling to go here and see the Canadian flags and read all the history.
On DDay, this house was the first property liberated by soldiers in all of Normandy and the armies moved inland from here and other beach locations. It's great to see this site and how the owners keep up the memorial and honour the war heroes that liberated it! Amazing place to visit, don't pass it by!!
Written 2 August 2019
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Slade L
St. Albert, Canada99 contributions
What Can I say that hasn't already been said...
Nov 2018 • Family
This is an amazing site and the owners keep in a marvelous state. When visiting, I strongly suggest bringing some historical photos or a book, then go on the beach and stand where the photo was taken. I feel that gives one a deeper connection to the events of 6 June 1944.
Written 15 November 2018
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badkittyVancouver
Vancouver, Canada34 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2018
We could not get into the house on the day we visited, but this beautiful home was included as part of a tour we did with Overlord. I just want to thank the kind man , and his family, who gave his home to honour the Canadians who liberated his village. We are eternally grateful
Written 4 November 2018
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Frank M
Ontario, Canada780 contributions
Truly Amazing Experience
Sep 2018 • Friends
While I have visited Juno Beach several times before and have been honored to actually
visit with Nicole inside her house on three separate occasions it is always heart warming to return to what is believed to be the first house liberated on Juno Beach on D-Day by the Queen's Own Rifles. Sorry we missed you this time Nicole, but we thank you for what you do to honor the Canadians who fought on June 6th and your welcoming of Canadians to your home. Keep in mind that this is a private residence and you should contact her directly before hand if you wish to visit
Written 22 September 2018
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elindoo
Stuart, FL2,247 contributions
What a great surprise
Jul 2018 • Family
Like previous reviewers, we were also on a tour and happened to go by this house around lunch time, when the owner was outside with her family having lunch. We had just been told about the church steeple a few blocks away and how there was a German sniper in it. When captured he had a lot of bank notes on him and offered bribes to his captures not to kill him. They didn't but they did take his money. Some 65-70 years later one of them returned her and gave a note to the owner of this house, which he proudly displayed along with his many other items from the war. He passed recently but we were invited into the house and that note is still hanging there. Very cool!
Written 23 July 2018
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kennethsharman3
New Forest National Park Hampshire, UK1 contribution
Private Walter James Booth the Winnipeg Rifles murdered by the SS on D Day 1944
Jun 2018 • Friends
I am now 85 and for many long years I’ve often wondered just what happened to a young Canadian soldier that got to know and were very friendly with during his short stay in our Hampshire village Headley. Walter was camped in a tent encampment on the Windridge Estate. They lived and ate there for over a year that I can recall. Mother allowed the soldiers to take a shortcut through our garden to the three village public houses. Lots of them visited telling us of a land of plenty, their home, Canada. They’d share their food parcels freely with us as the food that they are in the huge kitchen and dining area was superb. Often we’d be called I for a meal, it was like Christmas had come early.
We always walked to school through the encampment and one morning we found to our surprise that they all gone during the previous night. We no more of Walter and on the fiftieth aniversary of D Day I wrote to the regimental association in Canada. No one answered and during a D Day visit about four years ago I came across the large Canadian cemetery and their in the register was our Walters name, my search whilst it had a sad ending it was over.
Written 6 July 2018
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Daleb0422
Ajax, Canada393 contributions
Don't miss this
May 2018 • Couples
This house was liberated June 6, 1944 by Canadian troops coming ashore at Juno Beach. It is sometimes known as Queen's Own Rifles House. Our group was privileged to be able to enter the house and hear the stories told by the owner.
Written 20 May 2018
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Mark G
Canada432 contributions
Powerful
Oct 2017 • Friends
Really powerful experience seeing the first liberated house the Canadians overtook and perhaps the first in France overall. The house has modest plaques around it showing the history as well as memorials and a big Canada flag on the house. There is a large Inukshuk memorial behind the house and the larger memorial in front as there is all along the beach (Juno, Omaha, etc.). Worth checking out if you're Canadian or into WW2 history. The house has toys in the front yard and some men were playing "Petanque" in the back yard (like bocce).
Written 25 October 2017
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abnguero
Texas324 contributions
Oh Canada!
Jul 2017 • Family
This was a great tribute to the Canadian Soldiers who landed here. The photos and the plaques were great. Then to see the kids toys in the yard made people know what they had fought for.
Written 7 October 2017
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scott499
Lethbridge, Canada31 contributions
A Must see for Canadians and any other Veteran!
Jul 2017 • Couples
What can be said. Visit this place, learn the history and hear the stories told by the occupant staying at the house. He was very well versed in the history of the house and very welcoming. From the story of when a Vet who apologized for throwing a grenade in the basement to the Vet that sat looking out the window in silence because the last time he was there a machine gun was in the window shooting at him on the beach, this is a must see while in Normandy. It was very moving and emotional and makes you extremely proud to be a Canadian. I sincerely Hope the Gov. of Canada will purchase this house as a heritage building so it can be preserved forever. I am a bit late in my submission as I visited in July 2015, sorry.
Written 2 August 2017
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