A lot of people are beginning to ask about hotel rooms for the 70th anniversary and already the lack of availability.
The sad fact of the matter seems to be that travel agents are trying to block book all rooms at this stage. Over the last 2 months or so I have been inundated with requests from travel agents in the US and Australia asking for all of my rooms for the 4th to the 7th. I presume they will just sell them on at a profit to themselves. I have refused all such bookings. Firstly, why should they sell my rooms on at a profit and secondly, if guests come to me having paid 20 euros a night over the odds, their expectation is possibly going to lead to disappointment. I'm not happy, the guest isn't happy, the only winner is the TA who is earning money for doing nothing.
If at all possible search for yourself, even if it takes a little longer. There are still plenty of rooms available - if a little further inland from the beaches driving in France is easy and even at that busy time there won't be any traffic until you are right on top of the beaches. Travel agents are trying to make a pretty penny out of this occasion. Many B&Bs also offer discounts to veterans, which I'm sure these travel agents won't be offering.
Strangely I've had no approaches from UK agents, presumably the US and Australian ones are trying to cash in on the fear of people travelling further from home. The internet makes the world a much smaller place. Use it and this site and don't get ripped off!!!Edited: 7:21 am, August 28, 2013