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Between sea and countryside , Port-en-Bessin is a small and authentic harbour village nestled in a ‘green bower’. Became successively a military stronghold, a seafaring city, a petroleum harbour, a trading and now an ‘artisanal’ and dynamic fishing harbour, Port-en-Bessin today lives to the rhythm of the trawlers toggle switch. Its docks come alive with the tides and the return of sailors who land their catches under the auction. It is also the ideal starting point for many excursions to discover the wealth of Normandy.
Not to be missed during your tour of the Normandy Landing beaches, the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer shelters the bodies of 9 387 Americans soldiers who died during the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy. These white marble gravestones, perfectly lined up on the field, overlooks Omaha Beach. Everyday, at 16h15 - from 16/09 to 14/04 - or at 17h15 - from 15/04 to 15/09 - you could attend the ceremony colors, true emotional moment when the American flag is lowered and folded.
Access to the centre is free of charge.
The « Pointe du Hoc », located between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, form a sheer promontory towering thirty metres above a narrow pebble beach. At Pointe du Hoc, rockets and bombs turned the plateau into a moonlike landscape. This site is a testimony to the terrible battle that turn the plateau into a moonlike landscape between June 6th and June 8th. Built for both iPhone and Android devices, this GPS-enabled application allows you to experience the site with eleven steps of visit and seven points of interest.
Access to the centre is free of charge.
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In the heart of the Allied assault sector, the German coastal artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer offers an historical walk along the sea to see remains of world war 2. The battery was still operational on the morning of 6th June, despite the allied air raids in the night of 5th June 1944. It was disabled later that day by bombardments from allied battle ships and taken by British soldiers from the Devonshire Regiment the next day.
On 6th June 1944, Normandy entered History by becoming the biggest battlefield of all times. Come and explore old army bunkers, tanks and atlantic wall defenses along the different beaches : Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. Museums and commemorations places stand as forceful reminders of World War 2.
Port-en-Bessin
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