If you have just 24 hours you could spend a day discovering the Normandy WW2 sites. There is a huge amount to see so this is just an introduction. Nevertheless it’s a very useful suggested itinerary for visiting the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy.

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The battery at La Pointe du Hoc

The article below was written by Normandy Now and Then in 2015. It was part of a series of day trips for Normandy fans presented by a WW2 historian. It includes a visit to Pegasus Bridge Memorial, Arromanches and La Pointe du Hoc.

The article suggests starting in BĂ©nouville where the Pegasus Bridge Memorial and Museum are. I visited the bridge in 2018 and you can read my blog about my time at the Pegasus Bridge.

Normandy WW2 sites

The next stop on the tour is Arromanches and a lunch stop. Since the article was written a new D-Day garden has been created. I visited in July 2019 just after it has been installed for the 75th anniversary commemorations. It’s just opposite the 360 cinema referred to in the piece.

La Pointe du Hoc is the final stop for the tour of Normandy WW2 sites. This will take you beyond Omaha beach and is a very emotional visit.

La Pointe du Hoc

The link to the article for a day trip to discover the WW2 sites is here. For more information about the D-Day landing beaches, this article has videos, photos and practical details.

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    1. If you get the chance to go back, then the D-Day garden that was installed in June 2019 is amazing.

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