Visit the D-Day Landing sites of Normandy
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The best activities, visits and excursions in Normandy Landing Sites

You’re looking for the best things to do at the D-day landing sites of Normandy? The best travel activities, visits and attractions? You’re in the right place! To help you organize your trip and not miss anything, our TOP 10 gathers the best things to do and see : points of interest, tourist attractions, excursions, sightseeing tours, monuments, museums, etc.
To save time and money, we advise your to book in advance your hotel rooms, activities and touristic services (insurance, transport…). In order to help you, we’ve selected the best offers available on the net. You will find all links in this article, together with a listing of our favorite travel websites. Have a nice trip . – By Flo, Caro & The Team

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Short introduction to Normandy D-Day landings and our TOP 10

The landing of 6 June 1944 was a vast and complex event, with sites spread along the Normandy coast. It took place on 5 beaches which were given code names: Omaha Beach and Utah Beach (American troops), Juno Beach (Canadian and British troops), Gold Beach (British troops) and Sword Beach (British and French troops). Other sites were impacted by bombing or airdrop operations. Despite heavy losses (more than 10,000 dead on the evening of the landing – exact figures unknown), the operation was a success and led to the Battle of Normandy. This name was given to the fighting that followed and led to the liberation of Normandy. This battle lasted nearly 3 months and cost the lives of more than 140,000 people (civilians, Allied soldiers and German soldiers).

→ How to use this article properly? To help you discover this historical event, we have established the top 10 of the most important sites to visit. There are a lot of places and museums to discover in Normandy. So only history lovers will absolutely want to visit them all! Therefore, we advise you to make a selection among the places presented in our TOP 10. Some sites or museums are not necessarily better than others, they simply deal with different themes. We suggest you to inform yourself in advance and then choose the attractions according to your interests.

→ We recommend you to visit at least one of the landing beaches, one or more museums, a military cemetery and a site with bunkers. You will then have a good representation of this great military operation. You will find all the details in the article. Enjoy your visit and have a good stay in Normandy!

What to do and see at Normandy's D-day landing sites - TOP 10 activities and visits

1. Remembering at Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-mer

  • Recommended duration : 1-4 hours
  • Free : Omaha Beach, American cemetary
  • Admission fee : museums, activities on the beach ($)

Omaha Beach and its huge cemetery are true symbols of the Normandy landings. The heaviest losses occurred in this beach nicknamed “Bloody Omaha”. It is a place steeped in memory, overhung by cliffs where the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer was built. More than 9,387 graves of soldiers who fell during the Battle of Normandy can be seen here. Today, the beach itself has few vestiges, but it remains a place steeped in history. You can also visit several important museums (including the Overlord Museum and Omaha Beach Memorial Museum).

Tips & Useful traveller information

The main sites to discover in Omaha Beach are the following:

  • Omaha Beach: As you walk along Omaha Beach, you will understand how its layout made landing there particularly difficult. This beach is indeed huge and flat, with a clear view for the German gunners housed in large bunkers. The bombardment was not very effective, and the American soldiers had to fight their way through the bullets and came very close to giving up. It was not until they tried so hard that they finally made it to the beach, at the cost of the lives of many young soldiers. It is estimated that 1,000 to 3,000 Americans died in Omaha and thousands more were wounded (exact figures are unknown).
    Price & Online Booking for activities in Omaha Beach: Tandem paragliding / Land sailing session / Sea Kayaking / Catamaran sailing / Stand-up paddle / Fatbike
  • American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer: this territory officially belongs to the United States. This land was indeed symbolically ceded by France to the Americans. It is a place with a heavy yet peaceful atmosphere, with a great view of the sea and Omaha Beach. Thousands of soldiers who died during the Battle of Normandy rest here in peace. Many people come here to pay their respects, as can be seen at the beginning of the film We Must Save Soldier Ryan. It is a strong and moving visit, where the lined up graves draw an almost endless path, witnessing the absurdity of such a war.
  • Overlord Museum in Colleville-sur-Mer – Theme: the Battle of Normandy + Beautiful collection of vehicles: this great museum retraces the history of the Battle of Normandy. The staging is made very carefully close to reality. You will be able to see many period pieces including more than 40 vehicles, tanks and guns.
    Price: Overload Museum
  • Memorial Museum of Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer – Theme: the landing at Omaha and Pointe du Hoc: this museum near the beach has large collections of uniforms, weapons, archival photos… It is mainly interested in the events that took place at Omaha Beach.
    Price: Omaha Beach Memorial Museum

Price & Online Booking : see links above
 Guided tours & excursions including Omaha Beach : Departing from Caen // Departing from Bayeux: Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux or Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
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2. Explore the devastated area of Pointe du Hoc: cliffs, bunkers and shell holes

  • Recommended duration : 1-2 hours
  • Free

The Pointe du Hoc is undoubtedly the place that best represents the violence of the fightings. Located at the top of a hundred-feet cliff, this site was attacked by American troops. The soldiers climbed up using huge ropes, a scene immortalized in the film The Longest Day. The site was subjected to intense bombing, which can still be seen today through the huge shell holes. Trails allow you to discover them, as well as the various bunkers destroyed on this occasion. With its amazing view of the ocean, the Pointe du Hoc is both a peaceful and pleasant place for a walk, but terrible for its history and its historical remains.

Tips & Useful traveller information

The Pointe du Hoc site is located between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. It was attacked because it possessed large pieces of heavy artillery, which could reach the allied troops landing on these two beaches.

It is probably one of the best preserved landing sites today. It is indeed mainly a natural area where the blockhaus (= bunkers) and shell holes are still visible. You can either follow paths or walk freely inside the holes and some bunkers. However, most of them are in ruins, destroyed by the impact of the shells. In fact, blocks of concrete weighing several tons can be found over 50 feet from their original bunker!

No modern construction has replaced these vestiges of history, so it’s without a doubt an unmissable visit during your discovery of the landing sites. Ideally, try to visit the Pointe du Hoc when the weather is nice because the whole walk takes place in the open air. You will also be able to better enjoy the sea view.

Guided tours & excursions including La Pointe du Hoc: Excursions from Caen / Departing from Bayeux: Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux or Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
 Where to stay in Pointe du Hoc? see links of Omaha Beach above, both are located close to one another

3. Visit the Memorial of Caen and enjoy its guided excursions

  • Recommended duration : 2-4 hours (without the excursions)
  • Admission fee ($) – Advanced booking recommended

With over 340,000 visitors a year, the Caen Memorial is one of the most visited museums in France outside Paris. It focuses on the history of the 20th century and its wars, with particular attention paid to the World War II and the Cold War. Through its exhibitions and the presentation of events, it is above all a wonderful space dedicated to peace. It is an essential visit during your discovery of the D-Day landing sites. The Caen Memorial also organizes exciting guided excursions in the surrounding area (obviously dedicated to the Normandy landings).

Tips & Useful traveller information

Here are a few more details to learn more about the Memorial and its excursions:

  • Caen Memorial – Theme: the history of war and peace in the 20th century: a visit to the Caen Memorial is one of the must-see activities in Normandy. The museum focuses mainly on World War II and the Cold War. It has entire sections dedicated to the Landing and the Battle of Normandy. The exhibitions are as complete as they are moving. The museum is huge, but thanks to its good signage, the visit remains easy to comprehend. Through videos, beautiful collections and explanatory panels, the events are presented in an instructive and interesting way. In particular, the chronology of WW2 stands out. From the rise of fascism to the extermination of the Jews, it is displayed on a long spiral path that symbolically forces us to sink into horror. Despite this, the museum distills notes of hope and advocates peace for the years to come.
    wp-svg-icons icon=”ticket” wrap=”i”] Price & Online Booking : Caen Memorial Museum e-ticket
  • Guided excursions offered by the Memorial: the institution offers excursions in the company of excellent guides. They allow you to visit the Caen Memorial (your choice: self-guided or guided tour) before taking you to discover Omaha Beach, the American cemetery of Colleville, the Pointe du Hoc and the artificial harbor of Arromanches (with an entrance ticket for the exciting Cinéma 360). These are the sites ranked in the top 4 of our TOP 10! If you don’t have a lot of time or if you wish to be accompanied, this is a very interesting option.
    wp-svg-icons icon=”ticket” wrap=”i”] Price & Online Booking : Excursions from Caen

Price & Online Bookingsee links above; online booking and e-tickets available
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4. Visit Arromanches: 360 Cinema, artificial harbor, Gold Beach, D-Day Museum

  • Recommended duration : 2-4 hours
  • Free : Gold Beach, remains of the harbor
  • Admission fee : 360 cinema, museum ($)

You have to stop by Arromanches during your trip to the landing sites, it’s a must-see. This town was chosen by the allies to build an artificial harbor (called Mulberry Harbor) while waiting for the capture of the port of Cherbourg. A deep-water port was indeed essential to land the equipment necessary for the liberation of Normandy. Exciting attractions such as the 360 Cinema and the D-Day Museum are located in Arromanches. You can also see the remains of the artificial harbour and visit Gold Beach.

Tips & Useful traveller information

Here’s a short presentation of the main attractions and sites to see in Arromanches:

  • 360 Cinema – Ideal for an introduction to the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy: this site cleverly presents unpublished archive images on 9 giant circular screens. It focuses on the landing of June 6, 1944 and the days that followed until the liberation of Normandy. It receives close to 250,000 visitors a year, which isn’t surprising given the clear, concise and poignant presentation 360 Cinema offers. If possible, we recommend you to do this activity at the beginning of your itinerary in order to better understand the events.
    Price & Online Booking : 360 Cinema e-ticket
  • D-Day Museum – Theme: The Landing and its logistics + Amazing model of the artificial harbor: this museum is the oldest dedicated to the Normandy Landings. It presents various period pieces (uniforms, weapons) and archive videos. The most interesting part of the museum is its huge model of the artificial harbor. It allows you to understand the incredible logistics set up in 1944 to land tons of equipment on the Normandy coast.
    Price : Arromanches D-Day Museum
  • Remains of the artificial harbor: large concrete blocks, remains of the former artificial harbor, can be seen a few hundred feet away from the shore.
  • Gold Beach: Gold Beach now looks like any other urbanized beach on the Calvados coast. However, there are a few monuments and commemorative plaques that remind its historical importance.

Price & Online Booking : see links above: online booking available for 360 Cinema, tickets only available onsite for the museum
Guided tours & excursions including Arromanches: Excursions from Caen
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5. Discover Utah Beach and the Museum of the Landings of Utah Beach

  • Recommended duration : 1-3 hours
  • Free : Utah Beach
  • Admission fee : museum ($)

Utah Beach is the only landing beach in the Channel Sea. Due to a navigational error, it is located about 1.2 miles from the place initially planned. This error actually had a happy outcome, since the place where the soldiers landed was poorly protected. As a result, it is on this beach that the losses were the lowest. There is an excellent museum in Utah Beach that details in 10 steps the chronological sequence of the landing.

Tips & Useful traveller information

There are many museums dedicated to D-Day and the landings in Normandy. Here are some additional information on Utah Beach museum for you to get a clear idea:

  • Utah Beach Landing Museum – Theme: the chronological stages of the landing + Authentic B-26 Bomber: this museum is one of the must-see! It presents the 10 key stages of the landing in an intelligent way, from its preparation to its final outcome. It is an exciting visit to better understand how the largest military operation in history was organized. It is also one of the few places in the world where you can see an authentic B-26 bomber plane.
    Price & Online Booking : Utah Beach Landing Museum e-ticket
  • Utah Beach: Utah Beach has remained quite wild. You can still see some traces of the landing with bunkers and some Czech hedgehogs (steel anti-tank obstacles).

Price & Online Booking for the museum: see link above, online booking available
 Guided excursion including this stop : Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
 Where to stay near Utah Beach ? Price for accomodation & Online booking : Find all hotels Our selection : Best hotels on a budget (1, 2 or 3 stars)Best luxurious hotels (4 or 5 stars)

6. Visit the Sainte-Mère-Eglise and the Airborne Museum

  • Recommended duration : 1-3 hours
  • Free : strolls in Sainte-Mère-Eglise
  • Admission fee : Airborne Museum ($)

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Holy Mother Church in French) was the first town officially liberated by the allied troops. On the night before the landing, large parachute drops were made over the town and its surroundings. Today, several sites in the town bear witness to this event, including the famous bell tower, where an American parachutist remained suspended all night! A great museum also pays tribute to this unprecedented operation: the Airborne Museum.

Tips & Useful traveller information

The main sites to see in Sainte-Mère-Eglise are the following:

  • Airborne Museum – Theme: the parachutings in Normandy on the day before the landing: this museum is very interesting because it presents another facet of the landing. During the night of 5 to 6 June 1944, more than 6,000 men parachuted into the centre of the Channel. Their role was to clear the roads in anticipation of the arrival of the troops landing on the beaches. Unfortunately, the drops were not very accurate and resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 soldiers. The Airborne Museum pays tribute to them and helps us understand this very complex operation. You will discover many historical objects and aircrafts. You will also be able to board a glider and an authentic C-47 aircraft. You will then relive the events of that night thanks to a realistic staging.
    Price & Online Booking : Airborne Museum e-ticket
  • Bell tower of Saint-Mère-Eglise: the main place to see in connection to the landing is the town church of course. American John Steel’s parachute got stuck to the church’s bell tower! The unfortunate man then remained suspended all night long and at the mercy of fire. This scene is also included in the film The Longest Day. After several hours, a German soldier unhooked him and took him prisoner, but he finally managed to escape a few days later.

Price & Online Booking for the museum: see link above, online booking available
 Guided excursion including this stop : Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
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7. Discover Sword beach : Pegasus bridge, Grand Bunker, Commando Museum N°4…

  • Recommended duration : 1-4 hours
  • Free : Sword Beach
  • Admission fee : museums, Grand Bunker ($)

Sword Beach is the only beach where French soldiers landed. A group of 177 fusiliers (nicknamed the Commando Kiefer) joined the British troops. In the surroundings, you can’t miss out on the Pegasus Bridge, the first bridge liberated after the landings. The Atlantic Wall Museum is also an interesting site because it was built in a huge bunker of several floors! Finally, the N°4 Commando Museum is one of the only ones dedicated to the French troops who took part in the operations.

Tips & Useful traveller information

Additional information on the main tourist sites and attractions there are to visit around Sword Beach:

  • Pegasus Memorial Museum – Theme: the first hours of the landings + The historic Pegasus Bridge: the Benouville Weighbridge, nicknamed Pegasus Bridge, was the first bridge liberated after the landings. It has a unique architecture, which can be seen in the movie The Longest Day. The original bridge is no longer in use today but you can see it by visiting the Pegasus Memorial Museum in Ranville. The museum presents the battle led by the English soldiers in a very instructive way. You will also see some heavy vehicles, guns, uniforms and a life-size model of a glider of the time.
    Price: Pegasus Memorial Museum
  • Grand Bunker: Atlantic Wall Museum – Theme: the organization of the Atlantic Wall and life in a giant bunker: located in Ouistreham, this original museum is located in a former command post of the Atlantic Wall (see explanations in TOP N°8 below). In this huge 5-storey bunker, important decisions were taken concerning its organization and the coordination of defence fire. The rooms of the bunker have been entirely reconstructed and give a precise idea of life in this building (command room, armory, infirmary, radio transmission room, observation post…).
    Price: Grand Bunker: Atlantic World Museum
  • Commando Museum N°4 – Theme: the 177 Frenchmen of the Kiefer Commando: this museum focuses on the landing on Sword Beach. It is also the only museum which devotes part of its exhibitions to the French combatants who took part in the landings. François’ brother-in-law’s grandfother, Joseph Hourçourigaray, was one of them!
    Price: Commando Museum #4
  • Sword Beach: attached to Ouistreham, the closest beach to Caen, Sword Beach is now bordered by many houses. We can still see some traces of the landing, with memorials, blockhouses and “dragon teeth” (concrete obstacles designed to block tanks going forward).

Price & Online Booking : see links above, no online reservation, tickets sold only onsite
 Guided excursion including this stop : Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Where to stay in Ouistreham/Sword Beach? Price for accomodation & Online booking : 
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8. See the impressive German battery of Longues-sur-Mer

  • Recommended duration : 1 hour
  • Free

The battery at Longue-sur-Mer was a major component of the Atlantic Wall. This name was given to all the fortifications built by the Germans along the western coasts of Europe (from Norway to the south of France). The purpose of this defense system was to prevent a military landing. It was made up of bunkers, machine guns, batteries, etc. In military jargon, a battery is a set of artillery pieces (guns, mortars, howitzers, etc.). The Longue-sur-Mer battery consisted of 4 heavily protected long-range guns. Its guns and bunkers are still in good condition today and can be observed during a very interesting visit.

Tips & Useful traveller information

The Longues-sur-Mer battery stands out from the other landing sites mentioned in our article. It is indeed an extremely well-preserved place and still very close to its state at the time of World War II. Its discovery takes place in the open air and allows a better understanding of what the Atlantic Wall was. It is a fairly quick walk (there are “only” 4 bunkers and cannons) but highly recommended.

Guided tours/excursions including this stop : Departing from Bayeux: Omaha and Band Of Brothers Full Day Tour
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9. Visit the Juno Beach Center, the beach and the Canadian Military Cemetery

  • Recommended duration : 1-3 hours
  • Free : Juno Beach, Canadian cemetery
  • Admission fee : Juno Beach Center ($)

Juno Beach was taken by Canadian and British troops. These armies suffered very heavy losses (more than 1,000 dead or missing – exact figures unknown). However, it was on the evening of June 6, 1944 that the most significant breakthrough occurred! The Juno Beach Center was built to pay tribute to the courage and success of Canadian soldiers. Nearby, the Canadian Military Cemetery also provides a place to remember these young men who came to deliver a country that was not their own.

Tips & Useful traveller information

Here is some additional information to visit the main sites around Juno Beach:

  • Juno Beach Center – Theme: Canada’s Role in the War and the D-Day Landings: this is the only Norman museum dedicated to Canada’s investment in World War II. Canada’s pivotal role is often overlooked and underestimated. Juno Beach Center pays tribute to the 45,000 Canadians who lost their lives during the war. It presents relatively few objects and is mainly interested in maps, archival images and audio documentaries. In this way, it serves as a true cultural centre. The museum is located across the street from Juno Beach and its bunkers.
    Price: Juno Beach Center
  • Bény-sur-Mer Canadian Military Cemetery: this place of meditation is home to the graves of more than 2,000 Canadian soldiers who fell in battle.
  • Juno Beach: Juno Beach is located across from Courseulles-sur-Mer. There are few remains of the fighting, but some bunkers and monuments can still be seen. Part of the beach has remained quite wild and enjoys an atmosphere now calm and peaceful (facing the cultural center).

Price & Online Booking for the center: see link above, no online booking, tickets only sold directly onsite
 Excursion including this stop: Departing from Bayeux: Normandy Battlefields Tour – Canadian World War II Sites
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10. Visit Bayeux: Battle of Normandy Museum, British Cemetery, excursions/ guided tours

  • Recommended duration : 1-3 hours (without the excursions)
  • Free : British cemetery
  • Admission fee : museum ($), guided excursions ($$)

The town of Bayeux was spared by the bombings, so it still has many historic buildings. It is an ideal starting point to visit the landing sites. It is in Bayeux that some of the best guided tours dedicated to D-Day are offered. On site, you can also visit the Battle of Normandy Museum, ideal for understanding the fighting that followed the landings. Finally, you can visit the British Military Cemetery, the largest dedicated to the soldiers of the United Kingdom.

Tips & Useful traveller information

Here are the main activities to do in Bayeux in link with D-day and the landings:

  • Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum: this museum presents the events of the Battle of Normandy in chronological order. It is also interested in different subjects (De Gaulle’s resistance, civilian life…) and presents many historical objects (including some vehicles and tanks).  
  • Bayeux British Military Cemetery: with more than 4,600 graves of soldiers who fell during the fighting, this is the largest British cemetery in France. There are also graves of French, Canadian, Italian, South African and German soldiers.
  • Guided sightseeing tours & excursions to the landing sites: many guided excursions are offered from Bayeux. The town is indeed ideally located close to the most visited places (and with a direct train from Paris). The excursions are of good quality and allow you to efficiently discover the main sites. It is therefore an ideal solution if you have little time, you don’t have a car or you want to benefit from the knowledge and company of an expert guide. There are dozens of different excursions (with different sites visited, a large or small group, an English-speaking guide or not…).
    Price: Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum

This has nothing to do with the landings, but if you visit Bayeux, make sure you don’t miss out on its famous 12th century Tapestry! It’s dedicated to the conquest of England by William the Conqueror and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Price & Online Bookingsee links above
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Other things to do and see at the D-day landing sites of Normandy (activities, excursions, attractions, visits...)

In addition to the activities listed in our TOP 10 you’re looking for other ideas of what to do in the landing sites of Normandy ? Here is a selection of other things to do and see during your stay 

We’ve just presented the main sites related to the landings in Normandy. There are also many secondary sites which you could be interested in (see below). Also note that as you wander around the towns and along the Normandy coast, you will be able to see other symbols and relics of the landings (memorials, bunkers, artillery pieces). These hundreds of sites, from the most anonymous to the most famous, all have their own history and so they participate in the duty of remembrance.

  • Other sites to see around Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc:
    • German military cemetery at La Cambe (the largest military cemetery in Normandy with more than 21,000 graves of German soldiers)
    • D-Day Omaha Museum in Vierville-sur-Mer
    • Big Red One Assault Museum in Colleville-sur-Mer
    • Maisy Battery at Grancamp-Maisy
    • Ranger Museum at Grandcamp-Maisy
  • Other sites to see around Caen:
    • Many British military cemeteries : Saint-Manvieu-Norrey, Banneville-la-Campagne…
    • Musée de la Percée du Bocage in Saint-Martin-des-Besaces
    • Memorial of Falaise – The Civil War
  • Other sites to see around Bayeux, Arromanches and Gold Beach:
    • America Gold Beach Museum in Ver-sur-Mer
    • Liberator Museum – Normandy 1944 at Arromanches
    • Museum of the underwater wrecks of the landing at Commes
  • Other sites to see around Utah Beach and Sainte-Mère-Eglise
    • Battery of Azeville
    • Crisbecq Battery
  • Other sites to see around Sword Beach
    • Museum and site of the Merville Battery at Merville-Franceville-Plage
    • British Military Cemeteries of Ranville, Dover la Délivrande and Hermanville-sur-mer
    • Hillman Fortified Site at Colleville-Montgomery
    • Radar Museum 1944 in Dover-la-Délivrande
    • La Flamme – Memorial to the 177 Frenchmen who took part in the landings
  • Other sites to see around Juno Beach
    • Cross of Lorraine at Graye-Courseulles: this monument symbolizes the exact place where General de Gaulle landed on his return to France, a few days after the landing.
  • Other sites to see in The Channel:
    • Liberation Museum in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
    • Mausoleum of the Mont d’Huisnes – German Military Cemetery in Huisnes-sur-Mer
    • American Military Cemetery in St. James
    • Undergrounds of the Py Park at Folligny
    • Normandy Victory Museum in Carentan-les-Marais
    • D-Day Experience Museum (Dead Man’s Corner Museum) in Carentan-les-Marais

This article is ONLY dedicated to the things to do and see at Normandy’s D-Day Landing sites & beaches. However there are many other activities and attractions in the region, close to the sites we mentioned din this article.To find out all there is to visit in Normandy, check out our other articles:

Travel tips to visit Normandy's D-day landing sites and organize your trip (hotels, sightseeing tours...)

 Book accomodation in Normandy: you’ll find the greatest choice on Booking (for hotel rooms) or Airbnb ( for appartments).
 Book travel activities in Normandy: you can book all the best activities online on Viator (american website – many offers and sightseeing tours), Get Your guide (european website – our favorite choice with lots of good offers), Tiqets (european website – great one to book tickets for museums or attractions) or Ceetiz (european website with a large offer of activities worldwide and many promotions)
 Book a flight to Normandy: you will generally find best prices on Skyscanner.
 Book and airport transfer in Normandy: save time by using the usefull Airport Shuttle
  Rent a car in Normandy: it is important to make a booking before departure, as prices on site are much higher than those displayed online. We advise you to use Rentalcars
  Book an organized trip or tailor-made travel to visit Normandy: if you don’t want to organize everything on your own, we recommend the website Evaneos. It puts you in direct contact with a top selection of the local agencies (high quality of the service).You’ll then be able to choose among the different customized programs following the recommendations of the agency. Feel free to ask for a quote, it’s free!
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