DDay Landing Beaches
Visit the DDay Landing Beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword...
At dawn on 6th June 1944 the first Allied troups arrived at Ranville-Bérouville. You can come and relive their story at The Memorial Pegasus and learn about their heroic combat to liberate the region.
Pegasus Bridge was the first bridge to be liberated on mainland. An actual-size model of a glider from that period is exhibited in the museum's grounds.
Close to Pegasus Bridge is the artificial port of Arromanches, an ambitious construction of the period. The museum is situated right in front of the actual vestiges of the artificial harbour (Mulberry B). The museum is devoted to the incredible feat of technology achieved by the British in building and setting up the artificial harbour.
LONGUES SUR MER
This German artillery battery which gave the Allied ships a pounding on the morning of 6th June, is the only coastal battery to have kept its guns, giving an impressive picture of what an Atlantic wall gun emplacement was really like.
UTAH and OMAHA
These two sadly famous beaches, Omaha Beach being the most murderous one in Normandy. The American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer contains 4116 graves of Commonwealth soldiers alongside with other nationalities, mainly German. The Memorial opposite carries the names of 1801 missing Commonwealth soldiers.