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Tours to Normandy

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Top to bottom:

Pegasus Bridge; Pegasus

Bridge Café; Airborne

Museum

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.

Coleville Cemetery

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.

Pegasus Memorial

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.

Arromanches 360

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.

Bayeux

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.

Caen

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.