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Another Great Memorial

You will easily notice this monument as you walk along the D-Day beaches as it is a large cross... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Daniel A
Beijing, China
Great D-Day memorial

This large cross is a great memorial to the D-day invasion. This is where the British troops came... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

You will easily notice this monument as you walk along the D-Day beaches as it is a large cross. The surrounding area is quite quaint with a few shops. It’s not the largest or best preserved monument yet you’ll still want to visit here.

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

This large cross is a great memorial to the D-day invasion. This is where the British troops came ashore. Nice beaches here too! AND if you look close you can find a lot of bunkers around here!

Thank elindoo
Reviewed January 6, 2018

The Croix de Lorraine is a symbol to the French and never more so then in the dark days of occupation from May 1940 till the slow liberation post D-Day ! This reminder & memorial is at Juno Beach where a small contingent of Free...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop and have lunch as we did. Walk around and discover the tank and other WWII Artifacts and information. Walk along the beach. Grab a coffee or tea in the little shop. They are friendly there and will offer travel advice!

Thank FrexicanJoseph
Reviewed May 15, 2017

It is a symbol of the landing by General Charles de Gaulle in France during the Overlord days. As we sailed along the D-Day coasts it was easy to spot this above-water daymark that is now used by sailors to enter the Courseulles harbour and...More

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed October 10, 2016

It could be said that the recovery of France started here, it recalls though not just the arrival of military leaders, but commemorates the many who died and/or suffered, not just on the day of the invasion but the many who were impacted by the...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Arrived here just as the sun was coming up and the light had a pink tinge to it. The cross looked impressive and to try and think of what happened here on D-Day was quite stirring. Another must see place.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed August 12, 2016

A nice piece of history .... all there to commemorate D-Day. A nice piece of art in a gorgeous area on a stunning and meaningful beach

Thank travellinmarty
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We were passing by and made a very spontaneous stop at the beach to watch the memorial. Not much to see but an impressive piece of art. More interesting is that on the way up from the parking there is an old canadian tank that...More

Thank Survivory
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Fantastic stainless steel structure in the dunes with supporting information such as Churchill was there D-Day plus 6, De Gaulle turned up 2 days later and returned immediately to his ship!

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