Tours to Normandy
Top to bottom:
Pegasus Bridge; Pegasus
Bridge Café; Airborne
Normandy is a beautiful region of France which is literally
an open-air museumwhere the D-Day Landings and the
Battle of Normandy took place. There are 50 miles of
historic coastline starting at Sword Beach, going through
Juno Beach, Gold Beach, Omaha Beach and all the way up
to Utah Beach.
Musée De La Batterie De Merville
This Museum is set in casemate No. 1 of the Merville coastal battery. It retraces the
conditions and unfolds the operation carried out by the British 6th Airborne Division
who held the eastern flank of the Landing Beaches.
The museum is dedicated to the British 6th Airborne Division and tells the story of how
they held the eastern flank of the Landing Beaches. It features the first bridge liberated on
the French mainland – Pegasus Bridge, as well as authentic objects and emotive souvenirs.
A model of a glider from that period is also in the museum grounds.
A 360 degree cinema with nine screens showing an outstanding film
The Price of Freedom
There is a mixture of original pictures of the D-Day Landings, and of Normandy as it is
today. The cinema is situated on the hill overlooking the artificial Mulberry Harbour.
Musée Du Debarquement – Landings Museum
The Landings museum is based in Arromanches in front of the actual artificial harbour
(Mulberry B). The museum is devoted to the incredible feat of technology achieved by
the British who prefabricated two artificial ports (Mulberry A & Mulberry B) in England and
towed them into place at 5mph. The museum has a large scale model of the harbour as
well as a video show.
Inland is the city of Bayeux, with its famous tapestry, and also the museum of the Battle
of Normandy and the large Commonwealth Cemetery.
Le Memorial de Caen
The memorial is dedicated to peace and tells the story from 1919 when the seeds started
to be sown for WW2, through the dark years for France during the occupation, the war
on all fronts for the Allies to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
The city of Caen is the city of William the Conqueror and sites worth visiting include the
Ducal Castle and the Men’s and Ladies Abbeys.
Pointe du Hoc
Pointe du Hoc was one of the strongholds in the German fortification dominating the sea
because of its vertical cliffs. It is topped by a heavy gun battery, protected by concrete
bunkers, and the scene of the heroic exploits of Colonel Rudder’s Rangers
American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
The American Cemetery is a poignant reminder of the sacrifice that the American people
made to help secure the future of Europe. It overlooks Omaha Beach and contains 9387
perfectly aligned white crosses, a memorial and a chapel.
Airborne Troops Museum
The Airborne Troops Museum at Saint-Mere-Eglise tells the story of the Longest Day
through the operations carried out by the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Division.