Remains of the past
The landing beaches
Not far from Caen, the nearest beach is at Ouistreham: Sword Beach. The Atlantic Wall Museum presents the 1944 action. It is also here that Commandant Kieffer landed with his men, and that the ceremonies of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings were organised in 2014. Not far away, Arromanches, the centre of the landing zone, still has some of the preserved remains of the artificial port that was established there.