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Things to do in Basse-Normandie

 

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Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial (Colleville-sur-Mer)
Ranked #1 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Cemeteries
Owner description: Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of Normandy, this cemetery contains the graves of 9,386... more » Owner description: Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of Normandy, this cemetery contains the graves of 9,386 American soldiers who died at Normandy and a touching memorial to another 1,557 whose bodies were never recovered. « less
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Ranked #2 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Monuments/ Statues; Art Museums; History Museums
Owner description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of embroidery that graphically tells the story of the 1066... more » Owner description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of embroidery that graphically tells the story of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. « less
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Ranked #3 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Other
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Omaha Beach (Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)
Ranked #4 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Beaches
Owner description: This historic beach was the primary point of landing on June 6, 1944, for the entry of American forces into World War II and... more » Owner description: This historic beach was the primary point of landing on June 6, 1944, for the entry of American forces into World War II and saw some of the most intense fighting in the entire war. « less
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Ranked #5 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #6 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Historic Sites
A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.
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Ranked #7 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Battlefields; Historic Sites
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Honfleur harbour (Honfleur)
Ranked #8 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
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Ranked #9 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
Owner description: The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of Romanesque in the 11th century crypt and glorious... more » Owner description: The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of Romanesque in the 11th century crypt and glorious Gothic in the 13th-century nave. In the 11th century after the Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066, ties with England were strong. You'll see a reference to the turbulent past above the south transept portal where sculpted scenes show the life of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral on the orders of King Henry II of England. The Bayeux Tapestry was kept here from the 11th to the 18th centuries, probably displayed for the first time on the day the cathedral was consecrated in 1077 in the presence of William the Conqueror. « less
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Ranked #10 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Cemeteries

The Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is a cemetery containing predominantly Canadian soldiers killed during the D-Day assault on Juno Beach and the early stages of the Battle of... more »

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Utah Beach D-Day Museum (Sainte-Marie-du-Mont)
Ranked #11 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Historic Sites; Military Museums; History Museums; Battlefields
Owner description: Located in the Parc Naturel Régional des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin, the "Madeleine" beach went into history a Tuesday... more » Owner description: Located in the Parc Naturel Régional des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin, the "Madeleine" beach went into history a Tuesday of June 1944.67 years after, the Utah Beach Landing Museum invites you to walk along paths of our liberators. « less
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Pegasus Bridge (Ranville)
Ranked #12 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Bridges; Historic Sites
Owner description: A recreation of the original bridge captured by the British from the Nazis towards the end of World War II, located on the... more » Owner description: A recreation of the original bridge captured by the British from the Nazis towards the end of World War II, located on the grounds of the Pegasus Memorial. « less
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Musee Airborne (Sainte-Mere-Eglise)
Ranked #13 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Museums

The Musee-Airborne is dedicated to the liberators from the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions who were dropped at Sainte-Mere-Eglise on the night of June 5-6, 1944.  The museum... more »

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Ranked #14 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: History Museums; Military Museums; Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites
A precise account of the Battle of Normandy.
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Ranked #15 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Architectural Buildings; Castles; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Performances
Owner description: The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most remarkable examples of mediaeval religious and military... more » Owner description: The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most remarkable examples of mediaeval religious and military architecture and was one of Christianity's most important pilgrimage sites from the 8th to the 18th century.The Abbey comprises a superb ensemble of clerical buildings including the abbey church, the cloister, the refectory, the monks' ambulatory and the gardens of what has been known as the ""Merveille"" (Marvel) since the 12th century. In summer, the Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel is best seen in all its splendour after sunset during the special “sons et lumières"" shows. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> 2nd May to 31st August: from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.> 1st September to 30th April: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission 1 hr before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25 December. Admission fees: Adults : 9€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups « less
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Ranked #16 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Religious Sites
This famous 15th-century cathedral is the largest surviving wooden church in France.
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Ranked #17 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Cemeteries
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Remains Mulberry Harbour (Arromanches-les-Bains)
Ranked #18 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Historic Sites
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Juno Beach Centre (Courseulles-sur-Mer)
Ranked #19 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: History Museums; Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Canadian World War II memorial museum features interactive animations and a dramatic eight-foot bronze sculpture entitled... more » Owner description: Canadian World War II memorial museum features interactive animations and a dramatic eight-foot bronze sculpture entitled "Remembrance and Renewal." « less
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Ranked #20 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Cemeteries

The Ranville War Cemetery is located in Normandy , France and holds the remains of 2,235 British Commonwealth World War II solders,  322 German soldiers and one dog.  Paradog Glen... more »

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Ranked #21 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Museums
Owner description: The bunker was built in 1943/44, on a special design. I fact, as the coast was very low, the Organization Todt had to erect... more » Owner description: The bunker was built in 1943/44, on a special design. I fact, as the coast was very low, the Organization Todt had to erect the 17 meters tower to increase the range finder’s range. This was the Fire Control post of the defenses of the river Orne estuary and the canal entrance. These consisted in six 150 mm french guns, on the beach of Riva-Bella, served by men of the 1st Battery, 1260th Coastal Artillery Batallion and four 150 mm french guns, near the water-tower, served by gunners of the 4th Battery, 1716th Artillery Regiment, 716th Infantry Division. On june, 6th , it received a lucky direct hit, fired from a 380 mm gun of the H.M.S. Frobisher battle cruiser which made the Bunker unoperational. During the morning, british troops of the n° 4 Commando were intrigued by this unforeseen concrete tower. They made two attempts to get inside without success. They were content to withdraw with their wounded men.The Bunker was finally captured by the lieutnant Bob Orrell who took 53 prisonners, on june, 9 th. He was promoted captain the next day. « less
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Ranked #22 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: History Museums; Military Museums
Owner description: From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Mémorial de Caen tells you the story of the XXth... more » Owner description: From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Mémorial de Caen tells you the story of the XXth century. « less
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Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (Sainte-Marie-du-Mont)
Ranked #23 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: History Museums; Historic Sites
This museum explores the artificial harbors that were built following the U.S. arrival at Normandy in 1944.
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Cap Carteret (Barneville-Carteret)
Ranked #24 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Geologic Formations
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Longues Battery (Longues-sur-Mer)
Ranked #25 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Military Museums

Longues-sur-Mer is the only coastal defence battery on the Landing Beaches to be classed as a “Historical Monument”. A major construction in the Atlantic Wall, this battery had an... more »

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Ranked #26 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Parc Zoologique Cerza (Hermival-les-Vaux)
Ranked #27 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Zoos; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Port de Honfleur (Honfleur)
Ranked #28 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
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Ranked #29 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Historic Sites; Cemeteries
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Musee du debarquement (Arromanches-les-Bains)
Ranked #30 of 246 attractions in Basse-Normandie
Category: Museums
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