Take advantage of your stay in Manche and Normandy, and relive the landing of 6 June 1944
. Discover the landing beaches
that run along the entire Norman coast from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
to Ouistreham, Utah Beach and Omaha Beach
, beaches where the troops of Americans landed on the decisive day. The beaches are close to the campsite
Visit the museum about the landing in Utah Beach and view all the objects of that time, clothing and weapons. You can get close to the military vehicles like a plane / bomber B 26, which only has very few examples left. Take part in the free guided visits during which you will learn the strategic choice of the Lower Normandy beaches and the reason of the success of this military operation.
To learn more about the history of D-Day, go to Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the first city liberated in France by the American paratroopers. Visit the Airborne Museum which was erected in memory of the air troops from the 82nd to the 101st batillon. The recovery of Sainte-Mère-Eglise was crucial for the Allies, so they could block the way that the Germans used to strengthen their troops in the port of Cherbourg. 2 and half months later Paris was liberated.
Normandy is also the region with the most impressive natureCross the bay of Mont Saint Michel at low tide. A guide tells you about nature and teaches you how the flora and fauna works in this magical place. He tells you the legends about the always moving sand. He will also inform you about the history and legends of Mont Saint Michel.
Go aboard the amphibious boat and depart from the port of Saint Vaast la Hougue to go to the island of Tatihou. The island has a beautiful and varied nature and has been chosen as zone Natura 2000.
The peninsula is really impressive for lovers of nature, from the point of La Hague to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, or via the Channel Islands, there is plenty to do to recharge you.