D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Remembered

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D-DAY LANDINGS  &  the  BATTLE OF NORMANDY MEMORIAL SITES.          1944:  Le bel été de la Libération

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On June 6 every year and for 100 days after, there are very many events commemorating that day in 1944 when the Allies started their long planned invasion of German occupied France. The ensuing Battle of Normandy continued until the end of August when Allied troops crossed the Seine and entered Paris.

Falaise, our local town, was liberated on August 16, 1944.

Neuvy au Houlme, our village, was liberated at 8am GMT on August 20, 1944, (after 4 years of German Occupation), by the Reconnaissance regiment of the 59th  English Division.

While the official June 6 ceremonies are primarily reserved for veterans and Heads of State, one or more of the following Memorial sites make a moving and incontournable (unmissable) part of any visit to Normandy at any time of the year.

We can loan you an  audioguide on a mini MP3 player which you can take with you and discover at your own pace the 17 visit points along the DDay beaches.

Click on the links for more information.  Distances and driving times are starting from the Haras du Gazon.

For a more active visit, consider experiencing these famous sites from different viewpoints:

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