The Bayeux Tapestry
At almost 70 m in length, discover the embroidered story of the conquest of England in the year 1066 by William, Duke of Normandy… Dating from the 11th century and listed as a UNESCO World Site, more than 900 years after its creation, this linen and wool tapestry shows the details of a fabulous medieval epic.
Juno Beach center
Located in Courseulles-sur-Mer in the middle of the Anglo-Canadian sector, the Juno Beach Centre is the only Canadian museum on the landing beaches. It shows the history of the Canadian Army during the Second World War and shows the Canada of today (films, interactive terminals, sound archives, collections, etc.)
The Longues-sur-Mer battery is one of the German gun batteries of the Atlantic Wall, located at the coastal town of Longues-sur-Mer in Calvados. Located in the heart of the Allied assault sector, this battery played an essential strategic role during the Normandy Landings.
The American Cemetery
The American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer is an American military cemetery located just above the beach called Omaha Beach, in the town of Colleville-sur-Mer on one of the sites of the Allied Landings of June 6,1944. This site extends over 70 ha and brings together the graves of 93,787 soldiers who fell in combat.
The Caen Memorial
The Mémorial de Caen is a museum located in Caen dedicated to the history of the 20th century and to peace. In 2007, it was the most visited French museum outside Île-de-France with 400,000 visitors. It has been awarded the “Musée de France” label.
D-DAYS wings Museum
At D-DAYS wings Museum, you will be able to discover the D-Day planes, the missions and the airmen who contributed to this historic attack of June 1944. What better place for an aeronautical museum of D-DAY than the historic aeronautical hangars in Caen-Carpiquet ?
Arromanches 360 – circular cinema
“A FILM AT THE HEART OF THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY, “The 100 days of the Battle of Normandy” The images projected on nine screens come from British, Canadian, German, American and French archives.
The Château de Caen is a fortified complex in the old city centre of Caen. Founded around 1060 by the Duke of Normandy, referrmoded to as “William the Bastard”, remodelled over the centuries, which stands on a rocky outcrop commune of Caen, in the Calvados department, in the Normandy region.
Memorial to the Battle of Normandy
At the gates of the D-Day landing beaches and a stone’s throw from the British military cemetery in Bayeux, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy presents the battles that took place on Normandy soil during the summer of 1944, from June 7 to the end of month of August, on a space of 2000 M2.
Normandy’s largest amusement park, opened in 1989 at Carpiquet. It has more than thirty attractions. The park is known for promoting Norman culture, by offering attractions and settings on themes linked to its history: the Middle Ages and William the Conqueror, the Vikings, the Norman Corsairs and the 1900s.
And many other visits to do !
This is only a small list. There are hundreds of other unmissable events. We are lucky to be in a tourist region rich in history and heritage, but also a very dynamic region. Why not take the time to come and visit the Cathedral of Bayeux and if you’re there for the summer, come and see it at night, you will not be disappointed with the trip.