Destination D-Day Beaches
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy
The United States Army landed in Utah and Omaha. The English army in Gold and Sword with the French. Canadians on Juno Beach. They stretch over several tens of kilometers between Ouistreham and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.
The most memorable places bring back memories that we studied in school. Thus, in Arromanches to be able to see the artificial port of the landing. In Colleville, you will visit the American cemetery, one of the most touching places. Further on, the Pointe du Hoc has retained the scars of the bombardments.
Do not hesitate to discover German ossuaries like the one in Huisnes sur Mer. Finally, if If there are many museum around the landing beaches, take a good day to visit the Memorial of Caen, an extremely rich restitution of the war.
And for those who have seen the film “The Longest Day”, move towards Ste Mère Eglise to see the parachute still hanging on the roof of the church!
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