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Interesting sites
A peaceful, very fascinating place at Omaha Beach where almost 10.000 American soldiers have been buried after World War II
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Normandy American Cemetery
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A peaceful, very fascinating place at Omaha Beach where almost 10.000 American soldiers have been buried after World War II
A very interesting, historical place, with a stunning view at the sea. This is where American soldiers climbed a cliff, defended by German soldiers in their bunkers. The results of the bombing are still to be seen here.
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Pointe du Hoc
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A very interesting, historical place, with a stunning view at the sea. This is where American soldiers climbed a cliff, defended by German soldiers in their bunkers. The results of the bombing are still to be seen here.
Omaha Beach has an impressive monument called 'Les Braves'. It shows wings of hope, freedom and brotherhood. Almost 35.000 soldiers of the allied troups went ashore here at D-Day, the 6th of June 1944. Omaha Beach is a beautiful sandy beach where you can walk, please go there and enjoy its sunset in the evening. The beach is not spoiled with tourism, out of respect for the battle and losses. So do not expect loads of restaurants, bars and touristic gadgets. It is kept basic and therefore it is beautiful. There are a lot of touring guides who can tell you about D-Day.
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Omaha Beach
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Omaha Beach has an impressive monument called 'Les Braves'. It shows wings of hope, freedom and brotherhood. Almost 35.000 soldiers of the allied troups went ashore here at D-Day, the 6th of June 1944. Omaha Beach is a beautiful sandy beach where you can walk, please go there and enjoy its sunset in the evening. The beach is not spoiled with tourism, out of respect for the battle and losses. So do not expect loads of restaurants, bars and touristic gadgets. It is kept basic and therefore it is beautiful. There are a lot of touring guides who can tell you about D-Day.
An historical place with the remains of an artificial harbour. A very spectacular view from the falaises. In Arromanches a 360 degrees movie of WWII is shown, with historical fragments. There are tourist shops and restaurants.
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Arromanches-les-Bains
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An historical place with the remains of an artificial harbour. A very spectacular view from the falaises. In Arromanches a 360 degrees movie of WWII is shown, with historical fragments. There are tourist shops and restaurants.
Almost 20.000 German soldiers (among them also 17 year old boys) are buried here. It is a must-do to see the difference between this cemetry, and the American one. In all kind of ways fascinating.
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La Cambe German war cemetery
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Almost 20.000 German soldiers (among them also 17 year old boys) are buried here. It is a must-do to see the difference between this cemetry, and the American one. In all kind of ways fascinating.
Special place at the coast in Manche with view at Île de Tatihou (noted on Unesco world heritage list)
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Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
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Special place at the coast in Manche with view at Île de Tatihou (noted on Unesco world heritage list)
Museum about airforces during WWII, especially interesting for kids (use of audio and tablets). Located in Saint-Mère-Église, known for the American paratrooper who landed on the pinnacle of the church tower (John Steele).
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Airborne Museum
14 Rue Eisenhower
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Museum about airforces during WWII, especially interesting for kids (use of audio and tablets). Located in Saint-Mère-Église, known for the American paratrooper who landed on the pinnacle of the church tower (John Steele).
One of our favorite ports where you can buy fresh fish at a daily market. Several good fish restaurants. Also known for its Liberty Statue. And do not forget to visit the Battery of Maisy; 3 kms of trenches, tunnels and artillery platforms. You prefer sport activities? In Grandcamp-Maisy there is a sailing school. The Tourism Office can inform you about other water sport activities like sea kayak, sea walking, sea fishing and stand up paddling.
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Grandcamp-Maisy
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One of our favorite ports where you can buy fresh fish at a daily market. Several good fish restaurants. Also known for its Liberty Statue. And do not forget to visit the Battery of Maisy; 3 kms of trenches, tunnels and artillery platforms. You prefer sport activities? In Grandcamp-Maisy there is a sailing school. The Tourism Office can inform you about other water sport activities like sea kayak, sea walking, sea fishing and stand up paddling.
At the top of a cliff overlooking the Channel (sea sight towards England) you can visit this German coastal defence battery.
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Longues-sur-Mer battery
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At the top of a cliff overlooking the Channel (sea sight towards England) you can visit this German coastal defence battery.
In Port-en-Bessin you wil find nice (fish)restaurants, shops and markets. It is known for its beach covered with scallop ('coquilles') shells, a very interesting place for kids. There is a Golf Park (36 holes) called Omaha Beach Golf Club.
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Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
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In Port-en-Bessin you wil find nice (fish)restaurants, shops and markets. It is known for its beach covered with scallop ('coquilles') shells, a very interesting place for kids. There is a Golf Park (36 holes) called Omaha Beach Golf Club.
One of Normandy most spectacular castles where you can get a guided tour.
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Château de Fontaine-Henry
3 Place du Château
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One of Normandy most spectacular castles where you can get a guided tour.
At this cider farm you can get a guided tour to the cellar retracing the production process from the apple to the cider, with tasting. You can buy traditional specialities.
Ferme de la Sapinière
12 Route de Port en Bessin
At this cider farm you can get a guided tour to the cellar retracing the production process from the apple to the cider, with tasting. You can buy traditional specialities.
Imagine a traditional 'ferme', 360 degrees views over rolling fields, just a few kilometers away from the D-Day beaches. Find your next holiday getaway at Ferme Hay Day. A traditional French farm, converted into a comfortable and peaceful holiday accommodation. Whether you choose for one of the spacious camping spots, a stay in our fully equiped Bell-tents, or the charme of our B&B and family house, we will show you the true definition of hospitality.
Ferme Hay Day - camping en B&B
Imagine a traditional 'ferme', 360 degrees views over rolling fields, just a few kilometers away from the D-Day beaches. Find your next holiday getaway at Ferme Hay Day. A traditional French farm, converted into a comfortable and peaceful holiday accommodation. Whether you choose for one of the spacious camping spots, a stay in our fully equiped Bell-tents, or the charme of our B&B and family house, we will show you the true definition of hospitality.
Outdoor sports and leisure activities at Omaha Beach (land yachting, catamaran, sea kayak, stand up paddle, sea walking, mountain bike, fat bike...).
Eolia Normandy
Outdoor sports and leisure activities at Omaha Beach (land yachting, catamaran, sea kayak, stand up paddle, sea walking, mountain bike, fat bike...).
Favorite nature
In the Suisse-Normande you find this rough area called 'La Roche d'Oetre' where you can walk some nice, indicated circuits. For nature lovers.
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Rock of Oëtre
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In the Suisse-Normande you find this rough area called 'La Roche d'Oetre' where you can walk some nice, indicated circuits. For nature lovers.
A nice canoe circuit between Clécy and Pont d'Ouilly, in the Suisse-Normande. There are also other activities to be done in the Suisse-Normande, like climbing, abseiling and parapente.
Rental Canoeing / Bridge Ouilly Entertainment
11 rue du stade René Vallée
A nice canoe circuit between Clécy and Pont d'Ouilly, in the Suisse-Normande. There are also other activities to be done in the Suisse-Normande, like climbing, abseiling and parapente.
Several walking and cycling possibilities in this Natural Park, known for its wetlands and the winter floodings. Visit the "Maison du Parc' in Carentan for different routes.
Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin - Maison du Parc Natural Regional Park
Several walking and cycling possibilities in this Natural Park, known for its wetlands and the winter floodings. Visit the "Maison du Parc' in Carentan for different routes.
City/town information
Caen is one of the biggest cities of Normandie, it has beautiful historical buildings, a nice shopping center, bars and restaurants. The Memorial is a well known war museum.
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Caen
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Caen is one of the biggest cities of Normandie, it has beautiful historical buildings, a nice shopping center, bars and restaurants. The Memorial is a well known war museum.
Bayeux is a very nice medieval town, with a beautiful cathedral, shops and restaurants. The English War Cemetery is situated in Bayeux. You can also visit the famous Tapestry which is a must-see in Normandy and tells the story of the conquest of England by William the Conqueror. If you have some time left, you can visit Bayeux's botanic garden.
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Bayeux
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Bayeux is a very nice medieval town, with a beautiful cathedral, shops and restaurants. The English War Cemetery is situated in Bayeux. You can also visit the famous Tapestry which is a must-see in Normandy and tells the story of the conquest of England by William the Conqueror. If you have some time left, you can visit Bayeux's botanic garden.
Lovely town/port nearby the Pont de Normandie and Le Havre. Often painted by French artists because of its beautiful scenery.
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Honfleur
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Lovely town/port nearby the Pont de Normandie and Le Havre. Often painted by French artists because of its beautiful scenery.
Mont-Saint-Michel, also known as the wonder of the west. A 'must-do' when you visit Normandie. It is a world famous touristic site, second best in France after the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It still is a famous and ancient Pilgrimage and a Unesco World Heritage site since 1979. It is built on a rocky island. Tip: go wading in its bays.
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Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel, also known as the wonder of the west. A 'must-do' when you visit Normandie. It is a world famous touristic site, second best in France after the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It still is a famous and ancient Pilgrimage and a Unesco World Heritage site since 1979. It is built on a rocky island. Tip: go wading in its bays.
Uit eten
This restaurant has no closing hours (very 'unfrench'). Nice pizzas, galettes and mussels. Good location (port).
La Marina
32 Quai Félix Faure
This restaurant has no closing hours (very 'unfrench'). Nice pizzas, galettes and mussels. Good location (port).
Restaurant near Omaha Beach, with a courtyard/terrace. Several plates, also nice for kids.
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La Sapinière
100 Rue de la 2ème Division Us
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Restaurant near Omaha Beach, with a courtyard/terrace. Several plates, also nice for kids.
Best fish restaurant in the area.
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Restaurant La Trinquette
7 Rue du Joncal
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Best fish restaurant in the area.
Good food for a nice price. Friendly service. Also recommended for a lunch. Near the sea.
Restaurant L'Omaha
1 Rue du 116TH Rgt Infant Us
Good food for a nice price. Friendly service. Also recommended for a lunch. Near the sea.