What to see in France

On the D-Day site


The D-Day beaches of 6 June 1944 are moving places in history. There are five of them (Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach) located in Normandy in the Calvados and Manche departments.

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.

More information on the landing beaches.


These beaches are a UNESCO World Heritage property proposed by the French government, with a nomination file submitted in January 2018.

Where to stay?

To help you prepare for your visit to the D-Day landing beaches and your camping holiday in Normandy, we have selected a few campsites around the D-Day landing beaches.


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