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 2022, Normandy commemorates the 78th anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Calvados and La Manche. On this occasion, ceremonies in small groups 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.

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 the Istorypath 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:

D-DAY FESTIVAL 2022

Bannière D-Day Festival 2022

This year, Normandy is adapting and continuing to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day through various events. The organisation of the D-Day Festival includes symbolic operations to continue the duty of remembrance.

The programme in Caen la mer

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From 04/06/2022

Exhibition

From 04/06/2022

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Maquettes de navires de guerre

From 04/06/2022

Exhibition

From 04/06/2022

Feu d’artifice pour l’anniversaire du Débarquement

On 05/06/2022

Sound and light, Fireworks

On 05/06/2022

On 05/06/2022

Concert

On 05/06/2022

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“D-Day Ladies” concert

On 05/06/2022

Concert

On 05/06/2022

D.day Parade 2022

On 05/06/2022

March past Procession Parade

On 05/06/2022

Men, stand up

From 06/06/2022

Exhibition

From 06/06/2022

Randonnée sur les pas des alliés

On 07/06/2022

Hikes/Walks

On 07/06/2022

On 08/06/2022

March past Procession Parade

On 08/06/2022

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Around Peace

On 11/06/2022

Concert

On 11/06/2022