The Omaha Beach American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer has brought together the graves of close to 10,000 soldiers who were originally buried on Vierville Beach or in other combat zones.
In order to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of these men who fell on the battlefield in France in the name of freedom, an imposing memorial has been built with a central bronze statue, the "Spirit of American Youth."
The semicircular colonnade holds large maps and narratives of the D-Day military operations.
An orientation table locates the D-Day landing beaches and steps lead down to Omaha beach. This memorial site commemorates those who sacrificed their lives in order to end the Nazi occupation.
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.
Of the five landing beaches in Normandy, Omaha Beach is probably the most famous.
Like Utah Beach, Omaha Beach was part of the American landing zone.
Subsequently dubbed "Bloody Omaha", the beach is notorious for having seen the highest casualties of the Normandy Landings operation: 3881 American soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing on June 6th 1944 at Omaha Beach.
Located on the outskirts of Bayeux, the Aure valley is a wetland where streams, ditches, bodies of water, ponds, reed beds, etc. can all be found. So many environments which offer remarkable fauna and flora. Bodies of water form and house aquatic fauna (insects, amphibians, mammals, etc.).
When the weather is nice, it is very easy to observe and hear the green frog there. A plank path grants access for people with reduced mobility to a part of the site and a signed route means you can calmly cover 1.3km.
Entering the Ferme de la Sapinière means immersing yourself in a typically Bessin farm. Due to its cider apple growing architecture, this establishment is designed to be firmly rooted in the region.
Do not hesitate to come and visit the farm and the cider works to immerse yourself in a whole part of the local business. In addition, you will have the opportunity to try various cider flavours and, if you fancy it, to buy some bottles.