Visit The Historic D Day Beaches

Jesse Ge

Mémorial de Caen

Start the day by brushing up on your history at this museum on the outskirts of Caen. The focus may on the history of World War II, but the museum is dedicated to peace.

Visit The Historic D Day Beaches

Pointe du Hoc

Drive out to Pointe du Hoc, site of a famed U.S. Army Ranger D-Day assault. Wander around the remnants of German fortifications and a clifftop dotted with bomb craters.

Omaha Beach

Travel East to the famed Omaha Beach. Stop for a walk along what is now an eerily beautiful and expansive coastline ringed by grassy cliffs.

Visit The Historic D Day Beaches
Visit The Historic D Day Beaches

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Overlooking Omaha Beach, this American cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer is a must-visit.

Château de Caen

Back in Caen, finish the day off with stop at the fortress that dominates the center of the city. From the tower, peer over the rooftops as the sun begins to set, then stroll down into town.