The D-Day Landing beaches, an unmissable part of your holidays!
This summer, you've got an appointment with History at your campsite in Normandy! Beach huts from the Belle Époque, 19th century villas looking out towards the Channel and the famous D-Day Landing beaches will all form the backdrop for your seaside outings.
And on site you've got a wide range of activities to help you make the most of all that lovely fresh air with the family: archery, table tennis, climbing, a multisports ground etc. And free children's clubs for little campers too! In the heat of the summer, enjoy a spot of bathing in the campsite's large, heated water park, and make the most of its waterslides. And when evening comes, get back to the comfort of your mobile home or the peace and quiet of your camping pitch. A good night's sleep awaits you before you're off to explore the D-Day Landing beaches along the Channel coast!
Visit the D-Day Landing beaches with the family
Maybe you'd think that family holidays would be incompatible with seeing the D-Day Landing beaches? Not at all! There are all sorts of museums and memorials which have been specially adapted to appeal to younger visitors, with a mix of educational and recreational experiences.
Start off with a visit to the Juno Beach centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, then it's off to Arromanches-les-Bains with its 360° cinema, which makes for an amazingly immersive experience! And finally, you'll have the chance to be a parachutist on a mission as part of a truly lifelike D-Day Experience in Saint-Côme-du-Mont.
Visit the D-Day Landing beaches as a couple
Along the Normandy coastline, the D-Day Landing beaches are home to all sorts of remains to discover, both outside and in the various museums you'll also find along the coast. And if you're setting off to explore things with your other half, then this is the circuit we suggest you use, leaving from the campsite!
Start your visit at Sword Beach, where the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings was commemorated. Juno Beach will then be the place to head for, with its museum dedicated to Canada's soldiers. And finally, on the edge of Calvados, don't miss the US cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer or the memorial museum at Omaha Beach, which make for unmissable places to visit in Normandy!
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And if you find yourself stopping off at Utah Beach, you'll have the opportunity to see an actual American bomber!
The Pointe du Hoc is also an emblematic location with regard to the battle, as well as providing spectacular views over the Channel!
And you should also allow yourself a bit of time to enjoy the scenery, which has formed a source of inspiration for the greatest of the Impressionists' works!
Fancy the idea of extending your experience a bit? Then head for Caen and see its famous Memorial, one of the most popular museums among French people.