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Its not far from the other beaches and some will tell you not to go because the town is "commercialized" ...but we went and were very happy we did.....so much to see walking around, information well laid out, bunkers...you don't need a guide...and then you...More
St Aubin is a pretty seaside town and has a memorial with flags dedicated to the fallen. It also has a gun emplacement on the promenade. We visited as we were following the Overlord trail along the coast from Pegasus Bridge.
In terms of beach...More
We decided to visit two beaches: Juno and Omaha. June was because our daughter spent one year in Canada and she is in love with this nation.
Honestly is was a little letdown but for sure I overestitaed the experience of visiting these holy beaches....More
We had started at Utah and worked our way eastwards. Good planning because all the action was at the other beaches, this poor memorial was kind of forgotten. No-one was there! There is a huge cross, but i think it isn’t that popular compared to...More
We took our gran children to The Juno Beach Centre to reflex on the sacrifices their Canadian forefathers made on the 6th of June 1944, D Day. The museum for us was brilliant, for the children a little heavy going, however after we wandered onto...More
We first saw Omaha Beach and there wasn’t much beach and many steep cliffs. Here, the beach is long and flat and very nice but it wasn’t so during D-Day obviously. It is a stark contrast of reality. Very somber place indeed.
Went here for a few hours during our trip around Normandy. Beautiful bridges plenty of places to eat and drink and the views were beautiful. We even collected some very large shells for our home. Wouldn't recommend for a picnic if the tide is out...More