At the heart of Normandy, Caen-la-Mer was deeply marked by the Second World War. When you visit the D-Day beaches, the museums, the city of Caen and its monuments retracing the Battle of Normandy and D-Day, you will understand how the fate of the world was decided in Normandy in 1944.

The Caen Memorial

The Caen Memorial was built on a bunker used as a German command post. It is one of the major sights of the city. Come and visit a museum retracing the history of the Second World War, the D-Day landings, the Battle of...

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Experience the 6th of June 1944 on Sword Beach

On 6 June 1944 at 7.25 a.m. the 4th commando with 177 soldiers led by Major Kieffer landed on French soil at Sword Beach… To find out what happened on D-Day, head for Ouistreham and Sword Beach. With the Great Bunker, the...

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6 June 1944: the French commandos on Sword Beach !

On 6 June 1944, French troops landed alongside the British on Sword Beach to liberate Normandy. In Ouistreham, the N°4 Commando Museum, the Memorial to the French Commandos, the Soldier Léon Application and the Great Bunker...

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Operation Pegasus Bridge: when the Allies came out of the sky !

On the morning of 6 June 1944, the Pegasus Bridge military operation began ! The city of Caen was liberated by the British. To understand all about the Liberation, visit the Pegasus Bridge site, the Memorial and the cemetery in...

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Visit the British D-Day cemeteries

The D-Day landings beaches in Normandy are testimonies to the deadly fighting between the Allies and the Germans. Take the time to visit the three British military cemeteries in Hermanville, Cambes-en- Plaine and...

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Relive the two major tank battles in Normandy !

During the D-Day landings, two of the biggest tank battles in the Second World War took place in Caen la mer: Operation Goodwood and Operation Totalize. For General Eiseinhower, "This was one of the greatest bloodbaths of the...

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