D-Day Beaches

15 km from the Hôtel des Quatrans in Caen, the D-Day landing beaches of 6 June 1944 reveal their history through numerous relics and museums that bear witness to the largest amphibious and airborne operation of all time.
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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.

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Museums and memories

Hotel des Quatrans

In addition to the D-Day beaches near Caen, take the time to put yourself right in the middle of the action, thanks to the circular cinema Arromanches 360, within the D-Day Museum. Don't miss the Merville Battery Museum either. The Merville Battery and its Museum are the gateway to the historic area of the Battle of Normandy. Entering the theatre of Operation Overlord from the East, you will find the key points of the shield that prevented any German counter-attack from the East.
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Caen Memorial

Caen Castle