Accommodation Omaha Beach
Self catering holidays
Port en Bessin boasts a first class golf course called the Omaha Beach Golf Club, with two fine courses situated between the rolling hills and the sea. These are both world famous and highly technical courses that offer recreation as well as a challenge for more seasoned golfers, providing opportunities to significantly improve handicaps. But its also a great club for newcomers to the sport to develop their game in this tranquil setting.
A trip to the hotel-restaurant at the Château de Sully is sure to be unforgettable. The wellness centre is a treat for body and spirit, allowing you to unwind and recharge your batteries. Float in total tranquillity in the heated pool or enjoy the Jacuzzi, admiring the fabulous view through the windows of the park at the Château de Sully. You will find complete peace here.
After such deep relaxation, revitalise your body with a massage or a trip to the sauna.
At dawn on June 6th, 1944, the Allies landed in Normandy, facing enemy fire. In what has become known as "The Longest Day", thousands of soldiers, mostly Americans paid a high price for this turning point in World War II. The beach at Colleville-sur-Mer was renamed Omaha Beach in honour of the operation that made it one of the strategic landing points.
Today, the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach celebrates the memory of the soldiers and civilians who died for freedom. Inaugurated in 2007, an interpretive centre complements the visit to the cemetery and pays tribute to the sacrifice of Second World War veterans.
Do your children love giant nets, tree climbing, bubble football, pedal karting, inflatable structures or trampolines? Then take them to Bayeux Aventure. Not only will the children have a great time but parents will also be able to make the most of it by testing out the paint-balling for example.
And if you have worked up an appetite after all these activities, a food stand offers you various set menus and sweet treats.
At 6:30 am on June 6th 1944, Allied forces, under the command of General Eisenhower, landed on the Normandy beaches. At Omaha Beach, the 29th Division, the 1st division and 2nd division were responsible for taking the beach from the Germans. Of the five landing beaches, Omaha Beach is probably the most famous and bloodiest, earning it the nickname "Bloody Omaha".
Nowadays, the beach has regained its old character, but remains custodian to the memory of the 3,881 American soldiers who gave their lives to liberate France on June 6th, 1944.