A few kilometres from our guest rooms, come and visit the town of Arromanches, the remains of its artificial harbour and the landing beaches.
You will be able to see mainly at low tide, on the beach of Arromanches, the Phoenix caissons towed from England and sunk in shallow water to create the artificial seawall.
Also to be seen in Arromanches :
the landing museum.
Arromanches 360: circular cinema film on the 100 days of Normandy.
Leaving Arromanches towards the Pointe du Hoc, you can visit the German Battery of Longues Sur Mer. It is situated at the top of a cliff overlooking the Channel.
Continuing along the coast, you will arrive at Colleville sur mer, on one of the five beaches of the landing " Omaha la sanglante ", the place where the fighting was the most intense.
Here you can visit the American cemetery, a place of great emotion, a site extending over 70 hectares, overlooking the beach of Omaha. It gathers the graves of 9387 fallen soldiers.
To visit also to extend your day:
the Omaha beach memorial museum
Overlod Museum: a unique exhibition of tanks, vehicles and cannons.
Les Braves : A group of three monumental sculptures erected on the beach.
Still along the seafront, you will arrive at the site of the Pointe du Hoc, it dominates the sea from its vertical cliff. The lunar ground of this one testifies to the violence of the fights which took place there. (link?) and on the beach of Utah where you can visit the landing museum.
And on your way from our guest rooms to Ouistreham, the history is also rich.
You will be able to discover the beach of Juno in Courseulles sur Mer where the Canadians landed. The Juno Beach centre is a reminder of them (link?), a British cemetery at Dover la Délivrande as well as the radar museum and the German cemetery at La Cambe.
A place not to be missed is the Pegasur Bridge with its memorial in Benouville.