On 6 June 1944, American, British, Canadian, French and many other nationalities landed on the beaches of Normandy. The code names were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.

Commemorations on all the D-Day beaches

In 2024, Normandy commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Calvados and La Manche. On this occasion, ceremonies and events will take place to pay tribute to the veterans with emotion.

Through the visit of sites, monuments and museums, participate in this duty of memory and honour the memory of the soldiers who landed on the beaches in June 1944.

A REGULATED TRAFFIC ZONE ON 06 JUNE 2024

Given the scale of the events, traffic conditions on 06 June will be severely affected around the sites of the major commemorative ceremonies.

A restricted traffic zone will be set up on 6 June from 6am to 10pm across a large part of Calvados. Residents and professionals can apply for stickers (free of charge) from their local town hall or the Préfecture until 31 May to drive in the zone concerned.

For all questions relating to access and traffic conditions, please consult the Calvados Prefecture website.

Museums, sites and visits around the D-Day

Walk the beaches where the French landed, visit the museums where the story of Liberty is told, pay your respects in the military cemeteries such as Hermanville-sur-mer and discover the open-air sites where the fate of the world was played out, such as the Hillman site at Colleville Montgomery: the sites of the Battle of Normandy offer many possibilities for visits.

Self-guided tours

Two digital routes on the Second World War are available on a web app : Ouistreham at the heart of the D-Day and Caen in the battle. An opportunity to discover the history of the D-Day on your own.

A geolocated sound walk under an umbrella has been created. Starting at the Tourist Office, visitors will be guided by a voice in their headphones. An itinerary will be proposed to them in order to live a sensitive cultural experience on the history of the Occupation and the D-Day Landings in the Ouistreham and Colleville-Montgomery area. The content of the walk resonates with the place in which it takes place by evoking Memory.

Would you like to discover the D-Day in the coming months? Our team is here to help your group get there:

Accommodation to welcome you

Looking for accommodation to discover Normandy during the 6 June festivities? Find our list of partner accommodation here.

Our favourite: the D-Day themed bed & breakfast at Votre Expérience Insolite !

D-DAY FESTIVAL 2024

For the 18th year, Normandy and its Tourist Offices are once again offering a programme of events to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day. The organisation of the D-Day Festival includes symbolic operations to ensure that the duty of remembrance continues.

The programme in Caen la mer

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Until 11/11/2024

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Until 31/08/2024

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Until 30/09/2024

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