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A day in Normandy

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A day in Normandy

Hi. I'll be in Normandy on the 5th of August and would like to see the Normandy American Cemetery, the Omaha Beach Memorial Museum and the Omaha Beach itself. I'm travelling with my husband and 2 children (ages 12 and 8) by car. My questions are:

1. How far are these 3 places from each other?

2. Are we allowed to have a picnic by the beach?

3. Is one day enough to see all these places?

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1. Re: A day in Normandy

1) They are practically on top of each other.....

musee-memorial-omaha.com/en/…location.html

2) You can picnic on the beach if you want... It is still a public beach and a nice one at that, good for sandcastle building and other seaside activities....

3) Yes. I'm sure you could manage that in a day

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2. Re: A day in Normandy

1) I consider all three to be just one place. The museum is at the cemetery and they both overlook Omaha Beach. From the cemetery you have stairs leading down to the beach.

2) Yes.

3) Most people do it in a couple of hours. Half a day on a nice sunny day would be perfect but spending a whole day sounds like a good idea too.

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If you have the time and interest, you should have time to add in Pointe du Hoc. It is less than 10 km away from Omaha Beach and something my kids really enjoyed.

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4. Re: A day in Normandy

Thank you very much. Very helpful, indeed. Really appreciate it.

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5. Re: A day in Normandy

Second the comment about Pointe du Hoc.

MrsJAS

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6. Re: A day in Normandy

Pointe du Hoc seems interesting. We'll squeeze it in. Many thanks. :-)

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