LES PLAGES DU DEBARQUEMENT - D-DAY
Normandy is known for the D-Day. Passionate about history and wanting to discover the history of the Normandy, our campsite is ideally located for exploring places of memory linked to the history of the D-Day landings to remember and never forget. So don't hesitate to visit the Landing Beaches on the Channel and Calvados coasts, unmissable during your stay ! The history of the D-Day includes many places from Sainte-Mère-Église to Ouistreham. There are 5 Landing Beaches with a code name for each beach : Utah Beach from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to Quinéville, american sector, Omaha Beach for Colleville-sur-Mer, american sector, Gold Beach from Asnelles to Ver-sur-Mer, british sector, Juno Beach from Bernières-sur-Mer to Courseulles-sur-Mer, canadian sector and Sword Beach to Ouistreham, british sector.
Each year, ceremonies and festive events are organized on the 6th of June to honore the veterans of all nationalities : americans, canadians, british, norwegians, belgians, dutch, polish, french ... Our heroes who for many come to fight here for our freedom and lost their lives and rest in the cemeteries of Normandy.
The D-Day landings have forever marked the landscape of our region which, even if today, it has been rebuilt over the years, still retains traces of the past. Between Quinéville and Ouistreham, 80 km of coastline. 80 km of coastline where Operation Overlord took place on 6th of June 6 of 1944. As you stroll around these beaches, you will find many museums dedicated to the history of the Second World War, military cemeteries ...
Between Utah Beach, the first beach in the american sector and Omaha Beach, do not miss Pointe du Hoc. High place of the D-Day, it is a natural site. At the entrance to this site, you will find a visitor center to better understand the history of this place with the help of explanatory panels and films. Like Pointe du Hoc, the american cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer is a must-see. It overlooks the sea and where about 9387 American rest in peace.
OUR FAVORITE MUSEUM : L'AIRBORNE MUSEUM
The Airborne Museum is located in Sainte-Mère-Eglise opposite the chruch on which the parachutist John Steele hung. It is the largest museum in Europe who celebrates the American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions engaged during the Normandy landings in 1944, during the Second World War. Through several different spaces, this museum will make you live and understand the events of D-Day, the famous D-Day, 6th of June 6 of1944.
You will then be able to board a glider and a C-47 aircraft for a unique experience in total immersion with sounds, lights, scenery ...
To discover the museum in another way, an interactive tablet HistoPad will transport you to 1944 on different sites ! Continue your visit to the « Operation Neptune » where you can relive the airdrops in 1944 ! An important collection of historical objects completes this museum. For a fun visit with children, don't hesitate to ask a tablet or a children's guide. At the end of your visit, you will find a little shop. Souvenirs, gifts, books, clothes, you will find many things !
When leaving the museum, do not miss a visit to Sainte-Mère-Église.
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