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Historic D-Day landing sites
UTAH BEACH is one of the 5 landing beaches. Located 15 km from the Sainte-Mère-Église campsite, you can visit this site rich in memories. Numerous stelae and many places of memory pay tribute to the landing of June 6, 1944. From the town of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to Utah Beach, the road is dotted with memorials: beacons on which the names are inscribed fallen soldiers and the boundary markers of the Way of Freedom created in 1946.
At Utah Beach, you can visit the Landing Museum (https://www.utah-beach.com/) Built on the very spot where American troops landed on June 6, 1944, the Utah Beach Landing Museum traces the events of D-Day. Discover a rich collection of objects, vehicles, equipment … and an American B26 bomber !
Nearby, you can visit the 4 other D-Day landing beaches: Omaha, Gold, Sword and Juno Beach as well as the American Cemetery site in Colleville-sur-Mer. These different places are 40 minutes by car from the campsite.
Within a radius of 15 km around our campsite (map PDF), you can also visit museums and sites retracing the history of the D-Day landings in the Cotentin:
- D-Day Experience in Saint-Côme-du-Mont (https://dday-experience.com/) A museum offering various spaces made up of a historic house, a flight simulator, a 3D cinema with a giant screen and a memorial dedicated to airborne troops …
- Normandy Victory Museum in Catz (https://normandy-victory-museum.fr/) The only Cotentin museum that traces the battle of the hedges. You will be able to visualize about twenty hyperrealistic scenes with personal, civilian and military objects.
- World War II Museum in Quinéville (https://worldwar2-museum.com/) Walk through a typical street from the 1940s. This museum immerses the visitor in the atmosphere of the time. You can walk along this reconstituted street with its shops and houses.
- The batteries of Crisbecq in Saint-Marcouf-De-L’Isle (http://www.batterie-marcouf.com/fr/) Come and visit the 22 underground bunkers and view one of the most powerful artillery batteries on the D-Day beaches.
- The batteries of Azeville in Azeville (https://www.manche.fr/patrimoine/batterie-azeville-N.aspx). 350m of underground galleries to visit, sheltering ammunition bunkers and other shelters for staff. Come and discover the impressive casemates camouflaged as ruined Norman houses.
Airship hangar in Écausseville (https://www.aerobase.fr/) A unique site in the world, classified as a Historic Monument. A visit to the museum will allow you to admire the period equipment, the Montebourg battlefield and a visit to the hangar.