La bataille de Normandie
La bataille de Normandie
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Bannière La bataille de Normandie floue

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The Battle of Normandy

The D-Day Landing beaches and the Battle of Normandy

The Battle of Normandy

6th June 1944: the greatest battle of the Second World War began here, in Normandy.

Normandy is a genuine open-air museum throughout which the vestiges of the D-Day Landing beaches and the Battle of Normandy are still visible to this very day: artillery batteries, bunkers, cemeteries...

Signposted routes and several museums offer you a fascinating insight into the story of the Normandy Landings.

Immerse yourself in this remarkable page in History over a guided tour of the D-Day Landing beaches during your stay in Calvados.

Follow the story of the Normandy Landings, in Calvados

The D-Day Landing sites and museums

Mémorial de Caen - the D-Day Landings and Battle of Normandy display areas
Mémorial de Caen - the D-Day Landings and Battle of Normandy display areas

A great number of museums offer you an opportunity to follow and to understand the events that preceded and followed the D-Day Landings in Normand

The D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy. ›

Military cemeteries

Cimetière de Colleville
Cimetière de Colleville ©Martin Trippen

Most of them are laid to rest in Normandy in one of the region's 27 war cemeteries; the others were repatriated to their homelands.

The military cemeteries ›

Guided tours

Guided tours
Guided tours


Why not opt for an original way to visit the D-Day Landing beaches: aboard a minibus, a jeep or another period vehicle...

Guided tours ›

Historic trails

D-Day Landing beaches - Juno Beach©O.Barjon
D-Day Landing beaches - Juno Beach©O.Barjon

3 signposted routes retrace the story of the Battle of Normandy: from the D-Day Landing beaches to inland Calvados.

D-DAY: "le choc" (the shock):

This route takes you to the world-famous Omaha Beach then to the Carentan marshes and Utah Beach, located in Manche.

The American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer and the historic site of Pointe du Hoc are among the sites not to be missed on your "D-Day tour".

OVERLORD : l'assaut (The attack).

The Overlord-L'Assaut route runs alongside the D-Day Landing beaches.

Set off from Merville-Franceville and head for Bayeux, the first French town to be liberated on the evening of the 7th of June 1944.
The route takes you past the famous Pegasus Bridge in Bénouville. It then continues along the D-Day Landing beaches via Courseulles-sur-Mer and Arromanches, where you can visit the D-Day Museum and the Mulberry artificial harbour, an essential ingredient in the success of the Normandy Landings.

L'affrontement (The confrontation).

This route leaves Pegasus Bridge in Bénouville and offers you an opportunity to follow the Allied troops' footsteps as they progressed inland to the Normandy Bocage. Your Normandy Landing tour ends with a visit of the outstanding Mémorial de Caen visitor centre.

The battle of Normandy in pictures

Pointe du Hoc vue du ciel
Pointe du Hoc vue du ciel
Photo d'archives de la libération de Caen pendant le débarquement
Photo d'archives de la libération de Caen pendant le débarquement
Un vétéran et une petite fille
Un vétéran et une petite fille
Mémorial de Caen - Espace débarquement
Mémorial de Caen - Espace débarquement
Vestiges du port artificiel d'Arromanches
Vestiges du port artificiel d'Arromanches
Cimetière américain de Colleville sur Mer
Cimetière américain de Colleville sur Mer
Batterie de Longues sur Mer
Batterie de Longues sur Mer
Juno beach : plages du débarquement à Courseulles-sur-mer
Juno beach : plages du débarquement à Courseulles-sur-mer

The Battle of Normandy

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ACSM Tours

ANGUERNY

ACSM Tours
3 allée de la croix ferrare Route de Caumont ANGUERNY, 14610 ANGUERNY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 00 15

 

AEBT

BAYEUX

Guided tours of the D-Day Landing beaches and the major sites associated with the Battle of Normandy.

AEBT
13 rue Montfiquet , 14400 BAYEUX

 

Arromanches 360 - Cinéma Circulaire

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

New show 'Normandy's 100 Days'!

Arromanches 360 - Cinéma Circulaire
Chemin du Calvaire , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Autocars Fournier

TROUVILLE-SUR-MER

Autocars Fournier is a coach hire company offering summer excursions for individual travellers in luxury coaches. Departures are from all towns throughout C...

Autocars Fournier
Place du Casino , 14360 TROUVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 88 16 73

 

Batterie de Maisy

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

Located in the vicinity of Pointe du Hoc, the German artillery battery in Maisy was an important feature in the German defensive line during the D-Day Landi...

Batterie de Maisy
Route des Perruques , 14450 GRANDCAMP-MAISY

 

Batteries du Mont Canisy

BENERVILLE-SUR-MER

Located near Deauville, the Mont Canisy batteries overlook the sea. They comprise one of the major links in the Atlantic Wall during the Second World War.

Batteries du Mont Canisy
Le Mont Canisy , 14910 BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 87 91 14

 

Big Red One Assault Museum

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

Big Red One Assault Museum
Le Bray , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 53 81

 

Blockhaus de la Gare

HONFLEUR

Visit Honfleur's last World War II vestiges, near the Bassin Carnot.

Blockhaus de la Gare
Quartier Carnot Rue des corsaires , 14600 HONFLEUR

 

Centre Juno Beach

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

Located in Courseulles-sur-Mer, in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Juno Beach Centre is the only Canadian museum focusing on the Normandy Landin...

Centre Juno Beach
Voie des Français Libres , 14470 COURSEULLES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 32 17

 

Cherokee Equitation Loisirs

TRACY-SUR-MER

The riding centre Cheroke eEquitation Loisirs is located just 1.5km from the D-Day Landing beaches and is home to thirty horses and ponies. It is equipped ...

Cherokee Equitation Loisirs
La Petite Noé 9 route de Bayeux , 14117 TRACY-SUR-MER

 

Cimetière Américain de Normandie

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

Located in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer overlooks Omaha Beach.

Cimetière Américain de Normandie
Omaha Beach , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 62 00

 

Cimetière Militaire Allemand

SAINT-DESIR

3,735 German soldiers are laid to rest in the Saint Désir de Lisieux cemetery

Cimetière Militaire Allemand
, 14100 SAINT-DESIR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 70 76

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE

Located between Caen and Troarn: 2,175 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14940 BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 39 14 22

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

BAYEUX

The British Bayeux War Cemetery is located in the immediate vicinity of the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

BAZENVILLE

Located between Bayeux and Arromanches: 979 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14480 BAZENVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

THUE ET MUE

Located between Caen and Bayeux: 377 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14250 THUE ET MUE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

CAMBES-EN-PLAINE

Located between Caen and Courseulles: 224 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14610 CAMBES-EN-PLAINE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

CHOUAIN

Located between Bayeux and Tilly-sur-Seulles: 47 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14250 CHOUAIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

HERMANVILLE-SUR-MER

1,005 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14880 HERMANVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 18 63

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES

Located between Caen and Caumont-l'Eventé: 1,137 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
Route de Caumont D9 , 14250 HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

RANVILLE

Near to Pegasus Bridge: 2,562 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14860 RANVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 24 23 57

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

VALDALLIERE

Near to Bény Bocage: 789 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
SAINT-CHARLES-DE-PERCY, 14350 VALDALLIERE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 16 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

SAINT-MANVIEU-NORREY

Between Caen and Caumont-l'Eventé: 2,183 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14740 SAINT-MANVIEU-NORREY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

ROTS

Between Caen and Bayeux: 117 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

SECQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN, 14740 ROTS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL

Located between Caen and Caumont-l'Eventé: 520 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14250 FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

Between Caen and Balleroy: 1,222 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14250 TILLY-SUR-SEULLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Canadien

BENY-SUR-MER

Near to Courseulles: 2,049 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Canadien
, 14440 BENY-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 46 80

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

1,123 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14440 DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 32 77

 

Cimetière Militaire Canadien

CINTHEAUX

Located on the road from Caen to Falaise, the Canadian War Cemetery in Cintheaux, near Bretteville-sur-Laize, pays homage to the Canadian soldiers who died ...

Cimetière Militaire Canadien
, 14680 CINTHEAUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Polonais

URVILLE

Located between Caen and Falaise, the Urville-Langannerie Polish War Cemetery is home to the graves of 615 Polish soldiers.

Cimetière Militaire Polonais
, 14190 URVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 38 47 80

 

Cimetière Militaire Allemand

LA CAMBE

Located on the RN13 main road between Bayeux and Isigny, the La Cambe German war cemetery is home to 21,300 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Allemand
RN 13 , 14230 LA CAMBE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 70 76

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

SAINT-DESIR

Near to Lisieux: 598 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14100 SAINT-DESIR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 18 10

 

Croix de Lorraine

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

Cross measuring over 18 metres in height, erected facing the seafront in commemoration of General de Gaulle's return to French soil on the 14th of June 1944...

Croix de Lorraine
Voie des Français Libres , 14470 COURSEULLES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 46 80

 

D-Day Academy

ROTS

D-Day Academy offers unique tours of the D-Day Landing beaches aboard period vehicles!

D-Day Academy
15 rue de Bayeux ROTS, 14980 ROTS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 08 47 88

 

DDay Historian

BAYEUX

DDay Historian offers guided tours in English of the major Battle of Normandy heritage sites.

DDay Historian
32 Passage des Cordeliers , 14400 BAYEUX

 

Gold Beach Evasion/Gold Beach Company

ASNELLES

A truly original way to visit the historic Normandy beaches.

Gold Beach Evasion/Gold Beach Company
2 rue Maurice Schumann , 14960 ASNELLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 75 80

 

Journée découverte : Mémorial de Caen et visite guidée des plages du débarquement

CAEN

Discovery day: visit of the Mémorial de Caen and guided tour of the D-Day Landing beaches.

Journée découverte : Mémorial de Caen et visite guidée des plages du débarquement
Le Mémorial de Caen Esplanade Général Eisenhower , 14050 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Label West

SOLIERS

Label West
ZA des Bréholles Zone Object'Ifs sud , 14540 SOLIERS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 34 63 53

 

Le Mémorial de Caen

CAEN

Located in the immediate vicinity of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Mémorial de Caen visitor centre is among the essential sites focusing on the Battle of N...

Le Mémorial de Caen
Esplanade Eisenhower CS 55026 , 14050 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Le Mémorial des Civils dans la Guerre

FALAISE

Qualité Tourisme

In Falaise, a museum devoted to civilians during the Second World War and during the D-Day Landings in Normandy.

Le Mémorial des Civils dans la Guerre
Place Guillaume le Conquérant , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Le Mémorial des Reporters
Liberty Alley , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

The Liberators Museum in Arromanches houses a collection of objects donated by veterans of the Battle of Normandy.

Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944
9 rue Colonel René Michel , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 14 08 60 98

 

Musée America Gold Beach

VER-SUR-MER

Museum located in Ver-sur-Mer, on the D-Day Landing beaches between Courseulles-sur-Mer and Arromanches.

Musée America Gold Beach
2 place Amiral Byrd , 14114 VER-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 58 58

 

Musée D-Day Omaha

VIERVILLE-SUR-MER

Located on the heights above Omaha Beach, the D-Day Omaha Museum offers a display of exceptional pieces and equipment used during the Normandy Landings.

Musée D-Day Omaha
Route de Grandcamp Maisy , 14710 VIERVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 71 80

 

Musée de la Bataille de Tilly-sur-Seulles 1944

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

The Musée de la Bataille de Tilly-sur-Seulles tells the story of the battle between the 30th British Army Corps and the German troops around Tilly-sur-Seull...

Musée de la Bataille de Tilly-sur-Seulles 1944
Chapelle Notre Dame du Val , 14250 TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

 

Musée de la Batterie de Merville

MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE-PLAGE

The Merville artillery battery, one of the major fortifications that comprised the Atlantic Wall, was one of the key Allied targets during the Normandy Land...

Musée de la Batterie de Merville
Place du 9e Bataillon , 14810 MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE-PLAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 91 47 53

 

Musée de la Percée du Bocage

SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE

Located between Caen and Vire, the La Percée du Bocage Museum tells the story of the Bocage combatants following the D-Day Landings in Normandy.

Musée de la Percée du Bocage
5, rue du 19 mars 1962 SAINT-MARTIN-DES-BESACES, 14350 SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 67 52 78 - 33 (0)2 31 68 62 85

 

Musée des Epaves Sous-Marines

COMMES

Located near Port-en-Bessin, in the immediate vicinity of the D-Day Landing Beaches, the Shipwreck Museum reunites the ships wrecked during the Normandy Lan...

Musée des Epaves Sous-Marines
Route de Bayeux RD 6 , 14520 COMMES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 17 06

 

Musée du Débarquement

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

The D-Day Museum in Arromanches is a site not to be missed over your tour of the landing beaches. It offers a fascinating insight into how the famous artifi...

Musée du Débarquement
Place du 6 Juin , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 34 31

 

Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Le Bunker

OUISTREHAM

Located within one of the Atlantic Wall's former firing posts, this museum presents a reconstruction of the site as it stood in 1944.

Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Le Bunker
106 avenue du 6 juin , 14150 OUISTREHAM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 28 69

 

Musée du N°4 Commando

OUISTREHAM

Located on the D-Day Landing beaches, the N°4 Commando Museum in Ouistreham offers you an insight into the story of this French commando led by Philippe Kie...

Musée du N°4 Commando
Place Alfred Thomas Face au casino , 14150 OUISTREHAM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 96 63 10

 

Musée Mémorial d'Omaha Beach

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER

On the shores of Omaha Beach, the Omaha Beach Memorial Museum reunites a find collection of uniforms, weapons, personal belongings and vehicles used during ...

Musée Mémorial d'Omaha Beach
Avenue de la Libération , 14710 SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 97 44

 

Musée Mémorial de la Battle of Normandy

BAYEUX

Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated from the German occupation, on the 7th of June 1944.

Musée Mémorial de la Battle of Normandy
Boulevard Fabian Ware , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 25 50

 

Musée Mémorial Pegasus

RANVILLE

Located between Caen and the beaches, the Pegasus Memorial retraces the arrival on Norman soil of the very first liberators on the night of the 5th to the 6...

Musée Mémorial Pegasus
Avenue du Major Howard BP n°2 , 14860 RANVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 78 19 44

 

Musée Radar

DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

Museum devoted to the history of the radar installed within the former Douvres-la-Délivrande observation station.

Musée Radar
Route de Basly , 14440 DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Normandie Car Service

CARPIQUET

Guided tours of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Mémorial visitor centre, the Cité de la Mer, Mont Saint-Michel

Normandie Car Service
221 rue de l'avenir , 14650 CARPIQUET
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 44 01 24

 

Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

From the shores of Omaha Beach, complete your visit with a tour of the Visitor Center.

Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center
Omaha Beach , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 62 00

 

Normandy Circuits

BAYEUX

Normandy Circuits offers guided mini-bus tours of Normandy leaving from Bayeux.

Normandy Circuits
17 rue Saint Loup BP 37308 , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)9 83 33 11 05

 

Normandy Discovery

EVRECY

Normandy Discovery offers guided tours of the D-Day Landing beaches aboard a period jeep or a luxurious 4 wheel-drive.

Normandy Discovery
11 rue de la Verderie , 14210 EVRECY

 

Normandy Panorama

LE FRESNE-CAMILLY

Normandy Panorama offers tailor-made itineraries for small groups to discover the treasures of Normandy.

Normandy Panorama
32 rue Jacques Lanoë , 14480 LE FRESNE-CAMILLY

 

Normandy Shuttle

SAINT-MARTIN-DES-ENTREES

Guided visits on the Landing Beaches in Normandy.

Normandy Shuttle
Hameau de Bussy , 14400 SAINT-MARTIN-DES-ENTREES

 

Normandy Sightseeing Tours

BAYEUX

Normandy Sightseeing Tours offer guided tours of the Normandy sites that are simply not to be missed.

Normandy Sightseeing Tours
6 rue Saint Jean , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 70 52

 

Normandy44 Tours

BAYEUX

Visit the american sector of the D-Day landing beaches in a minivan.

Normandy44 Tours
Place du Québec , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 73 31 80

 

Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

Located in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, opposite the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, the brand new Overlord Museum exhibits the Leloup f...

Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
Lotissement Omaha Center Rond-point du cimetière américain , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 00 55

 

Overlordtour

BAYEUX

Guided tours of the D-Day Landing beaches aboard a minibus.

Overlordtour
, 14400 BAYEUX

 

Pegasus Bridge

BENOUVILLE

The bridges of Ranville and Bénouville were recaptured in the early hours of the night of the 5th to the 6th of June 1944 by the British 6th Parachute Briga...

Pegasus Bridge
, 14970 BENOUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 18 63

 

Site de la Batterie Allemande

LONGUES-SUR-MER

Located on the D-Day Landing beaches, between Arromanches and Port en Bessin, the Longues-sur-Mer German artillery battery is a major element of the Atlanti...

Site de la Batterie Allemande
, 14400 LONGUES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 46 87

 

Site de la Pointe du Hoc

CRICQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN

Located between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc is one of the key heritage sites along the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy.

Site de la Pointe du Hoc
, 14450 CRICQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 62 00

 

Site Fortifié Hillman

COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY

Located near Ouistreham, on the D-Day Landing beaches, the Hillman Fortress was a command post among the German coastal defences on the Normandy beaches.

Site Fortifié Hillman
Rue du Suffolk Régiment , 14880 COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 12 61

 

Tima Tourist Guide

HONFLEUR

Guided walking tours of Honfleur or mini-bus tours of the D-Day Landing beaches

Tima Tourist Guide
, 14600 HONFLEUR
Telephone : 33 (0)6 59 71 95 15

 

Victory Tours

PLANQUERY

Victory Tours
Château de Lignerolles , 14490 PLANQUERY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 98 14