The 10 Best Experience on D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy
Share the universal values of peace and freedom during a stay in Normandy. Hotel La Fontaine in Caen is located near the landing beaches.
The Battle of Normandy, codenamed Operation Overlord, is one of the great battles of the Second World War on the European military theater. It begins on June 6, 1944, called D-Day, by landing on the beaches of Normandy. The plans of the allies foresaw the capture of Caen from the first day. Caen is finally fully released on July 20, 1944.
- The Caen Memorial recounts the history of the 20th century. Benefit from more than 5 € reduction per person on the visit of the Memorial of Caen when you reserve on our site.
Affected by American troops, located 40 minutes from the hotel La Fontaine Caen, Omaha Beach is the beach where the Allies lose the most troops, which earned him the nickname of "bloody Omaha" (Omaha, bloody). Enjoy the explanations of a guide and a driver for an even richer experience in our package at 89 € per person.
- US military cemetery : Located just above the beach of Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer, the Normandy American Cemetery honors American soldiers who died during the Battle of Normandy. It is a must-see, it contains the perfectly aligned tombstones of 9387 soldiers. Free access all year.
- Pointe du Hoc : a few kilometers farther to the west, the American rangers seized the Pointe du Hoc, a thirty-meter high cliff, to neutralize powerful German guns supposed to be installed in blockhouses. Today, the site presents the remains of the German battery as well as the profound traces of the fierce fighting that took place there. Free access all year.
- Overlord Museum : We recommend the Overlord Museum, which traces the period of the Allied Landing until the liberation of Paris, based on an unpublished and private collection. From the personal belongings of the soldiers to the biggest armored vehicles of the time, the 6 armies are presented through reconstructed scenes.Open every day. Full price: 7.50 €. More information: www.overlordmuseum.com
Sword and Gold Beach
- Pegasus Bridge : 15 minutes from Caen, located on the canal between Caen and Ouistreham, its takeover by British commandos arrived at night by gliders is one of the highlights of Normandy landing. Free access all the year. Pegasus Memorial closed from 15 December to 31 January. Full price: 7.50 €. www.memorial-pegasus.org
- German Battery of Longues sur mer : classified Historical Monument it includes a commamedment station and four casemates housing a 150mm long-range artillery piece. Free access all the year.
- The port Mulberry is an artificial port built in Arromanches to allow the supply of the Allies in the days following the landing of Normandy: excellent stage for lunch. Free access all the year.
At 25 minutes from Caen, 21,400 Canadian soldiers traveled to Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. Find the major sites in our package, "In the footsteps of Canadians"
The American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airbones must seize Sainte-Mère-Eglise ... The Band of Brothers series puts forward this regiment. Located 1 hour from Caen, We advise you:
- Airbone Museum in Ste-Mère-Eglise : Discover an exceptional collection of objects, planner. Prepare to experience parachuting, embark at night in a real C-47 aircraft participating in the operations of D-Day and take part in the operations through a spectacular and realistic museography. Closed in December and January. Full price: 8 €. More information: www.airborne-museum.org