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80th Anniversary

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In 2024, Normandy will commemorate and celebrate the 80th anniversary of the landing and the Battle of Normandy. Click on an image to launch the slideshow

The year 2024 will be full of emotions since it will mark the 80th anniversary of the Landings and the Battle of Normandy.
International commemorations in the presence of heads of state, giant synchronized fireworks, concerts, parachute drops of hundreds of soldiers, liberation balls, the planes of the French patrol should, that day, animate the skies.… L he event will be punctuated by nearly 100 tourist and popular, cultural and festive events.

All of Normandy will be called upon to honor the memory of these events and of these men and women who came from all over the world to liberate us. A regional mobilization to celebrate this major ten-year anniversary.

In Ouistreham for example, a “Grand concert for peace” will be given on Saturday June 1, 2024, on the beach, with tenor Vincent Niclo on stage. A bagpipe competition will be organized in Bénouville, as will a grand ball in Hermanville-sur-Mer on June 15. A parade of around a hundred musicians is also announced in Colleville-Montgomery on June 5 in the afternoon, a large parade of vintage vehicles is also scheduled there for Saturday June 6 at mid-morning. At the Caen Memorial, transformations are taking place, including a London underground tunnel!

“We will do everything possible to pay a vibrant tribute to the last veterans,” says Loïc Jamin, president of the Bayeux Intercom tourist office, behind the D-Day Festival in 2007. These veterans, formerly young soldiers, are came to save our values, like the American Rangers who opened the way and the famous Rangers lead the Way pronounced for the first time on June 6, 1944 on Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc! »

“Every year, for 15 days, the D-Day Festival Normandy is an unmissable, popular and festive event that brings together young and old, visitors and veterans,” said Hervé Morin, president of the Normandy Regional Council. Its unwavering success testifies to the enthusiasm and attachment of the Normans, but also of visitors, whether national or international, to the values of Peace, Freedom and reconciliation which are dear to our destination. »

Also, the passage of the Olympic flame, with the values of fraternity and freedom that accompany it, will echo those of the liberation of Europe in 44. Ahead of the Paris Olympics, it will pass through Omaha on May 30 -Beach, Lisieux, Cabourg, Honfleur, Bayeux, Falaise and Caen.

In 2024, more than ever, for the 80th anniversary of D Day, the numerous event organizers will mobilize to offer a rich and varied program to celebrate Freedom.

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The section “The places of D Day” invites you to discover from Ouistreham to Sainte-Mère-Église via Arromanches or Colleville-sur-Mer the 94 sites and high places of memory linked to the Landing and the Battle of Normandy: cemeteries , natural sites, museums, exhibitions, all today bearers of fundamental values, Reconciliation, Peace, Freedom.

The “History” page tells you the main stages of the landing and the Battle of Normandy.

On June 6, 1944, thousands of young soldiers representing around fifteen different nations landed on the beaches of Normandy to defeat Nazism and restore freedom.

On June 6, at midnight, more than 150,000 allied soldiers were in Normandy, including 23,000 paratroopers and 20,000 vehicles of all sizes. 12,000 men were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. What followed were three months of battles to liberate Normandy. Then it was the turn of Paris and finally of all of Europe.

You will be able to listen to the touching testimonies of 3 American, German and Canadian veterans and watch a rare documentary.

La Ferme Manoir Saint Barthélemy celebrates D Day with you

You will understand that participating in the anniversary of the Normandy landings can be a significant and moving experience for you: enjoying the ceremonies, memorial sites and museums, diving into living history, paying tribute to the valiant soldiers, experiencing a memorable moment that shaped the course of the world.

At Ferme Manoir, you will meet guests from all countries and all generations, offering you a unique opportunity to share with these people a common interest in history and peace.

Patricia, who is originally from Vire Normandy, will be happy to tell you the story of the German occupation and Farm Day. Patricia, a true ambassador of her region of birth: Normandy, is always present in the morning at breakfast, listening to you, to guide you and give you the best advice on historical, cultural and tourist sites.

The Saint Barthélemy manor farm has free parking and land for your pass vehicles

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