Norman beaches filled with history
The Utah Beach campsite located in Normandy just a few meters from the emblematic beaches of the Second World War.
The landing beaches of June 6, 1944, including some of the must-see sites for tourists passing through the department of La Manche.
The Normandy beaches today represent a high meeting place. Millions of tourists visit the beaches, cemeteries and museums every year in memory of the soldiers.
Enjoy your visit in the Cotentin peninsula to discover the essential sites of the American D-Day in Normandy.
From monuments to museums, you follow the path of freedom. She will make you discover the history of the German occupation and the Atlantic wall, the landing on the beach of Utah Beach.
Landing Beach: Must-See Sites
The beaches of Normandy were the scene of a major turning point in the 20th century. These stretches of sand laden with history are home to several sites commemorating the Allied landings of June 6, 1944: museographs explaining the unfolding of military operations, but also memorials, cemeteries and places of worship in memory of the thousands of men who fell during the battle of Normandy.
Among the unmissable sites on the coast are the Caen Memorial Museum, the strategic point of the Hoc between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, the Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery, and the Juno Beach Center dedicated to the intervention of Canadian troops.
Mulberry (artificial port of Arromanches), the German battery of Longues-sur-Mer on the cliff at Gold Beach, or the village of Sainte-Mère-Église, among the first released.
Accessible by foot from the campsite, the landing museum Utah Beach is also not to be missed during your stay.
Visit the beaches of D Day in Normandy
Utah Beach, on which the campground offers direct access, is the most westerly of the landing beaches. With Omaha Beach, she is part of the American sector. The only Allied landing beach located in the Channel, it extends for 5 km and is home to the Utah Beach Landing Museum. Further east, on the other side of the Carentan Canal, Omaha Beach is infamous for being the beach on which the allies lost the most troops.
It is at its level that is the American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, connected to the beach by a footpath. Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach are the code names for the English-Canadian beaches.
On June 6, 1944, Gold Beach saw 25,000 men, Juno Beach more than 30,000, and Sword Beach nearly 29,000. Sword Beach also saw the landing of French commandos created by Free France.
Discovery of the landing beaches
- Sword Beach
- Juno Beach
- Gold Beach
- Omaha Beach
- Utah Beach
Au coeur de Sainte-Mère-Eglise, face au clocher sur lequel le parachutiste John Steele est resté accroché, l’Airborne Museum vous fera vivre et comprendre les événements du D-Day depuis la préparation en Angleterre jusqu’à la conquête de la liberté.