CARENTAN LES MARAIS

Circuit Historique 1944

Historic sites and monuments

Pets accepted
This 40 km circular trail takes round thirteen sites which were critical points in the battle for the liberation of the Carentan Sector. Here, American and German paratroopers fought pitched battles over several days.
On 6 June 1944, 20,000 American paratroopers jumped onto several drop zones in a triangle between Carentan, Sainte Mère Eglise and Utah Beach. Their main mission was to protect the troops that had landed on the beach, and to capture Carentan as quickly as possible.
The town stands on the borders of Manche and Calvados, in the middle of a marsh. With direct access to the sea via a channel, it forms a natural barrier between the two D Day beaches of Utah and Omaha. It was imperative to capture them as quickly as possible, to allow the two beaches to merge to form one single front. It was only on 12 June, following a bloody battle, that the mission was accomplished.
You can do this round trip at any time, at your own speed and in your own vehicle. The map and the GPS data will allow you to navigate for yourself without difficulty in our Norman countryside.
Throughout your tour, you will be able to observe the rich heritage and natural beauty of our little villages in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin.
Approximate duration of the tour: 3 hours.
Contact details

Circuit Historique 1944

SAINT-COME-DU-MONT

50500 CARENTAN LES MARAIS

Phone : 02 33 71 23 50

Fax : 02 33 42 74 01

Rates

Means of payment

Debit cards

Postal or bank cheques

Holiday vouchers

Cash

Opening times

Single

From 01/04/2017 to 30/06/2017
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday : 09:30-12:30 / 14:00-18:00
Closing : Sunday

From 01/07/2017 to 31/08/2017
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday : From 09:00 / Until 18:30
Sunday : 10:00-13:00
Closing : Sunday afternoon

From 01/09/2017 to 30/09/2017
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday : 09:30-12:30 / 14:00-18:00
Closing : Sunday

From 01/10/2016 to 31/03/2017
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday : 09:30-12:30 / 14:00-18:00
Closing : Saturday, Sunday

Services

Pets accepted

Facility

Coach Parking

Visits

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Visite libre en permanence - yes
Average time180 minutes -

Group

Coach parking