The main sites of the Normandy landing

A car tour to discover the areas of fighting and memorials of June 6, 1944.

A circuit to discover the main D-Day sites: the tip of the Hoc, Omaha Beach, the German cemetery of the Cambe, the bridge of BĂ©nouville and Arromanches. There are many other sites related to the Normandy landing, each city has its Museum and their shops that sell souvenirs of the landing.

You can find more detailed descriptions of each visit on this site.

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Duration: 48 h.

The tip of the Hoc

The tip of the Hoc
The rangers had to climb this cliff under the German fire.

The tip of the Hoc shelters

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The tip of the Hoc shelters
After the climb the American soldiers discovered that the Germans had moved the guns a few kilometres further to protect them from bombing.

Longues-sur-Mer battery

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Longues-sur-Mer battery
The site contains 4 shelters with their guns of 152 mm. The visit and the parking is free. It can be done in 2 hours.

Command center

Command center
The command centre is located in front of the four batteries, he commanded the shooting of the batteries by radio.

Artificial port of Arromanches

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Artificial port of Arromanches
On June 6, 1944 British tanks began the fights against the 600 German defenders of the city. On 7 June the English soldiers started the construction of an artificial port by sinking boats and barges.

The Arromanches landing barge

The Arromanches landing barge
The Museum of June 6, 1944 is located right next to the beach.

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach
The beach of Omaha Beach today. Omaha Beach was the most difficult beach to conquer for the allied.

The Museum of Omaha Beach

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The Museum of Omaha Beach
The Museum retraces the events of D-Day. A beautiful museum operated by the Americans. Americans are unbeatable on the glorification of their country.

German cemetery of La Cambe

German cemetery of La Cambe
The German graves, there are also graves from the first world war.

View of the La Cambe cemetery

View of the La Cambe cemetery
'Here there is no glorification of veterans like at Omaha Beach. The text on the sign at the entrance says: ''they have all chosen the cause nor the fight''. There are more than 21,000 soldiers graves.'

A former glider of the Normandy landings

A former glider of the Normandy landings
The museum is located right next to the bridge of Bénouville.

Pegasus Bridge

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Pegasus Bridge
The historical bridge is located inside the Museum.

The gliders landing area

Some boards point the place where the gliders landed.

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