The Normandy landing beaches, high places of memory

This section invites you to discover or rediscover the high places of memory, cemeteries, sites and museums, of the D-Day destination, high places that today carry fundamental values, Reconciliation, Peace, Freedom. These high places are constantly subject to significant developments so that your stay is, each time, an exceptional moment of emotion, also to be experienced with your children and grandchildren.

The Landing of June 6, 1944 was a decisive turning point in the Second World War: the Liberation of France and Europe began on the beaches of Normandy.

It was in Normandy, 80 years ago, that the face of today’s world took shape.

Even today, through remains, cemeteries, places to visit, an emblematic Reconstruction heritage, the traces of the war are still visible and allow this memory to be alive in Normandy. The Landing of June 6, 1944 and the Battle of Normandy are engraved in the mind of every Norman and are part of a common heritage that we have a duty to pass on.

Normandy land of freedom

From Ouistreham to Sainte-Mère-Église via Arromanches or Colleville-sur-Mer, the Normandy region has 94 sites and places of memory linked to the Landing and the Battle of Normandy which followed: 44 museums, 21 memorials and natural sites and 29 cemeteries. Memory tourism is the leading theme for visiting Normandy among all Normandy sites and places to visit.


Normandy for Peace

The Landing of the Allied Forces in Normandy remains engraved in the mind of every Norman as the symbol of newfound freedom. Every year, more than two million visitors from all over the world come to the beaches of Normandy to celebrate, more than 70 years later, the memory of the Freedom fighters. Throughout the year, initiatives, certified projects and meetings highlight the values of peace and freedom dear to Normandy.


The Normandy World Peace Forum, a major international meeting initiated by the Normandy Region, is a place for reflection and exchange around tensions in the world and the construction of peace.




We have established a list of must-see military museums and cemeteries in the D-Day Beaches area but also inland where the Battle of Normandy took place.

Discover our selection of must-see sites on the theme of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy! Along the 80 km of the Landing Beaches, come and explore the natural sites, cemeteries and museums. Returning inland, open the door of the Battle of Normandy museums.

Sites et musées incontournables du D-Day et de la Bataille de Normandie


We invite you to browse it online or download it here. There are 5 Landing Beaches. map museums natural sites and cemeteries

doc map museums, natural sites and military cemeteries (11, D Day history sites s/word)

Chambres d’Hôtes de Charme en Normandie Calvados Bessin


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