Memorial of Caen:
The Caen Memorial is a museum dedicated to the history of the XX the century, in the whole topic turned to peace. Built at the location of the command post of General Richter, commander of the 716th German division during landings and the Battle of Normandy.
It explain the different stages of the conflict, particularly the Battle of Normandy and the advance of Allied forces in France, are presented as well as the history of the Holocaust…
30 minutes drive to Arromanches.
Arromanches is remembered as a historic place of landing, including the artificial port was installed.
This port allowed to disembark 9000 tons of material per day.
It’s on the beach of Arromanches that during the invasion of Normandy, immediately after D-Day, the Allies established an artificial harbor temporary to allow the unloading of heavy equipment without waiting for the conquest of deep water ports.
D-Day museum : Built on the site where was located the artificial port, which you can still see the remains a few hundred meters.
30 minutes drive on the coast to the American Cemetery.
Military cemetery and Memorial located on the coast, between Arromanches and Grandcamp Maisy, this site, which extends over 70 hectares, overlooking Omaha beach. It brings together the graves of 9387 soldiers killed in combat.
The chapel and the memorial garden of the missing complement this set.
The visitor center is a tribute to the courage and skill it look to lead Operation Overlord and allow the liberation of Europe, and the sacrifice of those now rest in this place.
Pointe du Hoc:
Strategic point of the Atlantic wall, the site of Pointe du Hoc was stormed on the morning of June 6, D-Day by the colonel Rudder. This was one of the hardest battles of the landing. In the end, on 225 Rangers, only 90 of them were still in condition to continue the release.
Today, the scars of the battle are still visible.
During your visit, you will discover what was an artillery battery with its management of shooting position, its bunkers, its shellers…
On the night of 5 to 6 June 1944, during the parachute troops in the area of Sainte-Mère-Église during the Operation Boston, John Steele was hit in the leg by a bullet. He could not control his parachute and nally landed on the steeple of the church around 4:00 am…
End of the tour 2,5 hours drive to Paris.