Calvados, the theatre of the spectacular Allied Landings in 1944, is paying homage to the soldiers who fought for its Liberation, and is celebrating Peace.
Discover the highlights of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, thanks to the D-Day Festival programme.
If you need accommodation, please note that many sites are already fully booked for the week of the 6th of June 2019. Find your accommodation here.
The official international ceremony will be held on the Juno Beach area, near Courseulles-sur-Mer and Bernières-sur-Mer, where the Canadians landed in 1944. On the 6th of June, you will need a pass, issued by the regional Préfecture, to drive through these zones.
Today, the five D-Day Landing beaches are lively sites where children have as much fun as on any other beach. Highly symbolic, they have applied for listing on Unesco's Memory of the World Register.
Facing the sea, this majestic site is the last resting place for over 9,000 soldiers, fallen on the field of honour. Among them, certain US Rangers who captured the nearby site of Pointe du Hoc .
In 1944, the challenging task of bringing in troops and supplies was made possible thanks to feats of technical prowess: artificial harbours. Visit the vestiges in Arromanches and its D-Day Museum.
One of the Allies' very first strategic targets on the morning of the 6th of June 1944, Pegasus Bridge was captured by soldiers brought in by glider. An identical replica of the bridge is still in place.