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Ranked #1 of 178 attractions in Calvados
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Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Museums
A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.
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Omaha Beach (Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)
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Ranked #4 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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 178 attractions in Calvados
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Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Art Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums; 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 #6 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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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Le Vieux Bassin (Honfleur)
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Ranked #7 of 178 attractions in Calvados
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Ranked #8 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural

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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Juno Beach Centre (Courseulles-sur-Mer)
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Ranked #9 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Museums
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 #10 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural

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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Remains Mulberry Harbour (Arromanches-les-Bains)
Ranked #11 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Pegasus Bridge (Ranville)
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Ranked #12 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Bridges; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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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Ranked #13 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
This famous 15th-century cathedral is the largest surviving wooden church in France.
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Longues Battery (Longues-sur-Mer)
Ranked #14 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Military Museums; 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 #15 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: History Museums; Military Museums; 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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Ranked #17 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Military Museums; Museums
A precise account of the Battle of Normandy.
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Ranked #18 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Laser Game Evolution - Caen (Bretteville Sur Odon)
Ranked #20 of 178 attractions in Calvados
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Musee de la Batterie de Merville (Merville-Franceville-Plage)
Ranked #21 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #22 of 178 attractions in Calvados
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Maisy Battery (Grandcamp-Maisy)
Ranked #23 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Battlefields; Educational Sites; Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Cultural
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Parc Zoologique Cerza (Hermival-les-Vaux)
Ranked #24 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #25 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Horse Tracks; Sports
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Ranked #26 of 178 attractions in Calvados
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 #27 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: In the heart of the Episcopal palace of Bayeux, the MAHB reopened in 2013, provides a journey through history of art in... more » Owner description: In the heart of the Episcopal palace of Bayeux, the MAHB reopened in 2013, provides a journey through history of art in Europe, from Archeology to Modern Art.-600 pieces of art with Impressionnist masterpiece of Gustave Caillebotte and Eugene Boudin-1000 pieces of Bayeux porcelain and lace-800 archeological and ethnographic pieces « less
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Arromanches 360 (Arromanches-les-Bains)
Ranked #28 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Museums; Amusements
Owner description: Unique in franceThe circular cinema plunges you into the heart of the Battle of Normandy. Projected in high definition on 9... more » Owner description: Unique in franceThe circular cinema plunges you into the heart of the Battle of Normandy. Projected in high definition on 9 screens, the unpublished archive footages retrace the 100 days of a raging battle. « less
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Golf miniature (Cabourg)
Ranked #29 of 178 attractions in Calvados
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Ranked #30 of 178 attractions in Calvados
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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