Omaha Beach Memorial

I’ve chosen a photo of the Omaha Beach memorial for Day 6 of my Normandy Advent Calendar. It represents one of my most memorable days out and is such an incredibly powerful sculpture. Omaha Beach stretches along 4 miles of the Normandy coastline between the villages of Vierville, Saint-Laurent and Colleville. The 1st and 29th […]

The Normandy American Memorial

Day 4 of the Normandy Advent Calendar showcases the Normandy American Memorial near Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer. It honours the bravery of those who fought on D-Day and the ensuing battle. The memorial area is organized around a 22 foot tall bronze statue called The Spirit of American Youth Rising From the Waves. The statue […]

Les Braves On Omaha Beach

Les Braves; this beautiful steel sculpture has been on my ‘to-do’ list of places to visit for quite some time. I came across a photo of it online not long after I moved to Normandy and it mesmerized me. On a cold but sunny February day, I headed off to see ‘Les Braves’. It’s set […]