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D-Day Landing Beaches

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D-Day Landing Beaches
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Lined by beaches of fine white sand, the Côte de Nacre (Mother-of-Pearl Coast) is nowadays full of life, hugely welcoming and of major historical significance. It attracts visitors from around the world, lured by its landscapes, museums, memorials and military cemeteries, because it bears witness to the largest military operation of all time: the Allied landings in 1944. Highlights include the Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach and its museum, Omaha Beach and the American military cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.

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Michelin's recommendations for Plages du Débarquement

Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer
Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer
Colleville-sur-Mer
2:00
Bayeux Tapestry - Centre Guillaume-le-Conquérant Bayeux Tapestry - Centre Guillaume-le-Conquérant
Bayeux Tapestry - Centre Guillaume-le-Conquérant
Bayeux
3:00
Pointe du Hoc Pointe du Hoc
Pointe du Hoc
Cricqueville-en-Bessin
1:30
Omaha Beach Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
Colleville-sur-Mer
1:30
Notre-Dame Cathedral Notre-Dame Cathedral
Notre-Dame Cathedral
Bayeux
0:30
Château de Fontaine-Henry Château de Fontaine-Henry
Château de Fontaine-Henry
Fontaine-Henry
1:30