More Normandy D-Day Sites

After a few days of free-camping at Utah Beach, we cranked up the camper and drove over to some of the other important D-Day sites nearby….the American Cemetery, the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Memorial, and Omaha Beach.

Point du Hoc Ranger Memorial


Pointe du Hoc Ranger Memorial. On D-Day U.S. Army Rangers used ropes and ladders to scale these 100-foot cliffs and seize the German artillery pieces that could have fired on the American landing troops at Omaha and Utah beaches. Sixty percent of them were killed in the assault.


Point du Hoc, Normandy, France, D-Day


Nearly seven decades after D-Day, the ground at Pointe du Hoc still looks like Swiss cheese thanks to Allied bombardment.


Pointe du Hoc, Normady, France


Scout exploring one of the few German encasements left intact after allied bombing.


Omaha Beach


Omaha Beach, Normany, France, D-Day

Archie invades Omaha. This is the widest, flattest beach I’ve ever seen.  


The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

American Cemetery, Normandy, France, D-Day

The American Cemetery

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1 Kerri May 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

We are sad that we were unable to make it to the Normandy D-day beaches while in France. Thanks for sharing!
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2 Renee May 26, 2014 at 11:48 am

Oh it’s so hard to decide what to leave out, isn’t it. The D-Day beaches and the surrounding area were among the highlights of our Euro-travels. Great cider there, too!


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