Updated on 30 April 2021
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D-Day and the Battle of Normandy were predominantly fought in the départements of Calvados, Manche and Orne, and it is here that you will find the many memorials, cemeteries and museums that commemorate what happened. The D-Day Landing Beaches extend over 70km from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to Ouistreham, via Colleville-sur-Mer and Arromanches-les-Bains. Here’s our fully comprehensive D-Day map to help you plan where to visit.
Nearly 3,000 Allied servicemen, mostly soldiers, lost their lives on D-Day. Every year, millions come to see where and how the conflict took place. The D-Day Landing Beaches have since become a symbol of the price of peace across the world. Our fully comprehensive D-Day map below will help you work out which remembrance sites – museums, beaches, cemeteries and memorials – to visit during your stay.
GUIDED TOURS Of THE D-Day Landing BEACHES
On foot, or by minibus, bike or coach, there is a network of qualified English-speaking guides (guides-conférenciers) who specialise in showing visitors around Normandy’s many remembrance sites. Visit guidedenormandie.fr for more information. We recommend if you book a tour to arrange for your guide to meet you at the train station or your hotel for a door-to-door service.
If you need to remind yourself of Normandy’s World War II history before your tour, here is a handy guide to the main phases of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.