IN BARFLEUR: Le Safran, Le Café de France, the Lighthouse, the Counter of the peninsula, The tide, La Bohème IN REVILLE: Le Moine de Saire (gourmet restaurant) AT ST VAAST La HOUGUE: The landing stage, the Marina, At PERNELLE: Le Panoramique (gourmet restaurant)
Tatihou island, Gatteville lighthouse, Pernelle hill, Cap Lévi lighthouse, Martinvast castle, Montaigu la Brisette animal park, Montfarville church, Jacques Prévert's house, the beaches of the landing, the many museums and sites of the second world war, are as many exceptional places that you will discover while strolling in our magnificent region.
The Airborne Museum or Airborne Museum is a French museum dedicated to soldiers who came by gliders and American paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, who were dropped in Normandy during the D-Day landings on the night of June 6, 1944. First place to visit concerning the Second World War in the Manche department, it is located in Sainte-Mère-Eglise, in Normandy.
Airborne Museum, Freedom from the sky! A few kilometers from Utah Beach, the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise is located on the church square where paratrooper John Steele hangs.
Through its 4 buildings with modern, interactive and spectacular scenography, the museum guides you in the footsteps of the American paratroopers on D-Day. At the Airborne Museum, you embark in a real Waco glider, unique in France in this state of reconstruction or in a C-47 plane as the paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions were able to do for the Battle of Normandy. The objects of the museum come to life thanks to the scenes of hyper-realistic reconstructions. Also, you will have the sensation of jumping from a C-47 plane in full flight to land in the heart of the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, or of fighting in the flooded marshes during the Battle of La Fière or of getting lost in the Normandy bocage during the Battle of the Hedges…
New for 2022: a new visit route showcasing our legendary C-47 aircraft!
Utah Beach is on the American sector. Utah Beach is just a code name given by the Allies. This sector extends from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to Quinéville.
Chronologically, in the operation of June 6, 1944, we can distinguish 3 phases: the landings by air (which touch the beaches of Utah in the west and Sword in the east), the aerial and naval bombardments on the Wall of the Atlantic and landing by sea on the 5 beaches (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword) and Pointe du Hoc.
Thus, in the early hours of June 6, the first airborne troops had already set foot on Norman soil: British in the east, Americans in the west.
American paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne must seize Sainte-Mère-Eglise and secure the Utah Beach bridgehead. At 4 a.m., Sainte-Mère-Eglise was stormed.
For more than 25 years, the festival has stopped in Val de Saire and in particular in St VAAST la HOUGUE. A territory between land and sea that opens the doors of its heritage to music. Treat yourself to a detour, music is always and everywhere shared.
A fun journey to the heart of the universe for young and old. Conquer the universe. Tourist site, fun and educational, the LUDIVER Planetarium invites you to discover astronomy, the conquest of space, meteorology and the environment of our planet with your family...
New Animation: “Planets at Dusk” “Planets at dusk” evening entertainment “Solar system” themed walk in the landscaped grounds of the LUDIVER Planetarium. On reservation http://ludiver.com/