The General David W.Allwin at Belle Isle sur Risle


In June 2024, throughout Normandy, we saw celebrations for the 80th anniversary of the D Day. Official ceremonies, “bals populaires”, and airshows took place in several villages and towns in Normandy. 

Here at Belle Isle sur Risle, we also got the opportunity to take part in the event as we had the pleasure to welcome the chief of staff of the US Air force, General Allwin. 

David W.Allwin. is responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 689000 active-duty guards, reserve and civilian forces serving in the USA and overseas.



In Normandy, he joined all the heads of States for the ceremony on Omaha Beach on Thursday 6th June and chose Belle Isle sur Risle as his base.

He was accompanied by his wife, the General Lieutenant Timothy Fay and some members of the Foreign Diplomacy Protection. It was an immense priviledge to host him and his entourage.


The General and his wife loved their stay in Pont Audemer, enjoyed our hotel Belle Isle sur Risle and the surrounding nature. They said it reminded them of the hills and the landscape of Virginia. 

While staying in our hotel, the General visited the beautiful town of Pont Audemer and even managed to explore the countryside around the hotel during his morning jog. They expressed how much they enjoyed their stay here, noticing the high level of service and hospitality and the warm welcome provided from our staff.

During his stay here, General Allwin handed over the Legion Merit Certificate to the French Colonel Christophe Piubena of the Evreux Fauville base. The official ceremony was beautiful under the Normandy sunshine and took place on the roof of our Orangerie. 


We at Belle Isle sur Risle often have the pleasure to organize all kinds of special events. Our park is the perfect setting for a garden party or a ceremony (wedding, family reunion, corporate event). Only located only one hour away from the D-Day landing beaches, our hotel really is the perfect base for tourists who come to remember the past and the history of the second world war and visit the different cemeteries.



The town of Pont Audemer, a stroll away from Belle Isle sur Risle is rich in history, culture and architecture. 


Our hotel is the ideal place to relax in the middle of the Normandy countryside but also explore all the wonders the region has to offer.


To book your stay like the General Allwin, visit our website: www.bellile.com


the lovely note from the General and his team

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