Our D Day Beaches Map aims to guide you through the area by showing you the main attractions that not only commemorate those who bravely fought in battle but to also show you the beauty of Normandy’s coast. Going on this trip is definitely not to be missed when you visit Normandy! It was on the 6th of June 1944 when an armada of Allied troops from The US, Britain, Canada and more landed on the beaches of Normandy, north of France. That day, D Day, has since been known as the beginning of Europe’s liberation from years of Nazi occupation. Even after almost 75 years later, war veterans with their families and friends, and travellers from all over the world are still drawn to visiting this significant part of France that has truly shaped modern history.
What’s inside our D Day beaches map?
Locations of the historic D-Day
You’ll find the exact locations of the different historic beaches where the Allies landed on D-Day to begin taking back France from the German forces. This is a great starting point for planning how to visit the D Day Beaches. You’ll also find brief but informative historical information behind beaches like Omaha and Juno that were absolutely pivotal in in the success of the campaign. Our D Day Beaches Map will make give you an idea of how near or far apart the different attractions are so you can plan your trip and make the necessary adjustments.
Museums and memorials
Even after more than 7 decades have passed since World War II, the memory of the soldiers who have laid down their lives to fight against the German Nazis have not faded into oblivion. This is in large part due to the maintenance of the memorials and cemeteries near the D-Day beaches. Not only war veterans and their family members are welcome, but everyone who wants to pay their respects and honor the legacy of the brave soldiers can freely come as well. We have also marked on the map the top museums to visit to learn more about the D-Day campaign. Visiting the memorials are some of the best activities in Normandy.
Where to eat
After all of the sightseeing and walking on the Normandy beaches, you’re bound to build up an appetite! Normandy isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of going on a culinary journey in France. Even with that said, our D Day Beaches Map will show you a couple of the best local restaurants in town that you should plan to stop for where you can sample the freshest seafood the coast of Normandy has to offer. We’ll also introduce you to Normandy’s famous cider by pointing you to a couple of the best cider houses in the region. You’ll have a great time sampling the ciders and you can even bring them back home as souvenirs!
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Where to stay
Normandy is a large region and driving between the different beaches and attractions can be a bit tiring and long. It’s for this reason that we recommend dividing all of the activities between at least 2 days. You’ll find our best recommended places for accommodation along the D-Day beaches that can be the perfect base for your daily excursions. Among our recommendations are a chic designer townhouse, a heritage mansion, and a hotel with an outdoor pool!
Also in your D Day Beaches Map are some very useful transport tips. The best way to really travel through Normandy is by car but if that option isn’t for you, our map will provide you with reliable transport alternatives like access to trains and information on the best D-Day tours from Paris to Normandy.
Access to the online map version!
We’ve also created an online version of this D Day Beaches map so you can access it on-the-go. The online version easily opens on the Google Maps app where you’ll find descriptions of every attraction, restaurant, and recommendation we’ve included in the map. You’ll also find updated photos to help you get a better sense of your surroundings! Your access to the online version will be through the link on your PDF map download.
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