Collected by Lisa Palmer
Château d'Audrieu, 14250 Audrieu, France
Dining at the Relais & Chateau restaurant inside the Château d' Audrieu is a wonderful fine dining experience. In reality, there aren't a ton of fine dining restaurants in this part of France, so it is a nice change if you are visiting for a week....
Rue du Bienvenu, 14400 Bayeux, France
Experience one of the best Cathedrals in Europe. We went to Bayeux to see the tapestry and discovered this amazing place and were blown away when we got inside. If you go to Normandy do not pass this town, the Bayeux tapestry, 70m of tapestry...
14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
This 172-acre cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach. Omaha Beach is the very beach where many of the armed forces landed and many were killed in action during the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion and battle. When you arrive, sign the Visitors book in the...
6 Boulevard de Cauvigny, 14710 Vierville-sur-Mer, France
Utah Beach is the westernmost of the five landing beaches on D-Day June 6, 1944. Utah is a flatter beach than Omaha Beach. The movie "The Longest Day" shows the landing on Utah Beach and how brutal it was. I walked the three mile long beach and...
Les Noires Terres, 14230 La Cambe, France
There are always two sides to war, when you are visiting the WWII sights in Normandy France, consider stopping by the Germany War Cemetery to see another view of the war. I can’t help but think that the whole experience of visiting war sites like...
50480 Angoville-au-Plain, France
June the 6th 1944 this tiny church with 50+ inhabitants suddenly found itself in the middle of the invasion battle, the Church was turned into the field hospital with the pews acting as hospital beds...80 soldiers were treated here along with a...
Rue Général Kœnig, 50480 Sainte-Mère-Église, France
On the surface it might seem a bit out of place that a church honors warriors with beautiful stained glass. But in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village liberated by the Allies on the morning of June 6, 1944, the central church on the square...
50170 Mont Saint-Michel, France
This must-see spot in Normandy is a little city on an island just off the coast that gets cut-off by the tide on a daily basis. At the peak of the town (is nice walk up!) is the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel where you can see a view for miles, once...
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