Discover the D-Day landing beaches during your camping holiday
The landscape of the D-Day landing beaches is a symbol of peace and freedom and a major symbol of reconciliation between formerly enemy nations.
We think of the thousands of soldiers who died to liberate France. The American military cemetery overlooks the most famous of these, located in Colleville-Sur-Mer: the immense Omaha Beach, eight kilometres long. Here you can see the graves of 9,387 American soldiers who fell during the D-Day landings. The visitors' centre, the chapel, the memorial and the garden of the missing pay tribute to their memory.
Nearby, the Pointe du Hoc is another key D-Day site. In 1940, the Pointe was stormed by American Rangers who did not hesitate to climb the thirty metre high cliffs. The Pointe is located between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. There are German bunkers that housed artillery pieces to defend the two beaches against the Allies.
These beaches are a UNESCO World Heritage property proposed by the French government, with a nomination file submitted in January 2018.
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