La Manche is a department laden with history. On 6th June 1944, 836 000 men landed on the beaches of Normandy.  At that point began the Battle of Normandy, one of the greatest battles of the 20th Century. Many sites and museums in la Manche pay tribute to this particular episode of Second World War. Discover the history of the landings: visit the first town to be liberated in France, take a walk on the landing beaches, and make sure you stop at the American cemeteries...

D-DAY sites and museums

Visits to sites and places that witnessed the Battle of Normandy: Artillery battery, chapels, museums...

History of the battle of Normandy

Discover the story of D-Day, on 6th June 1944: 836,00 men landed in Normandy, among them were 20,000 American airborne troops.

Sainte-Mère-Eglise- the first town liberated

Set in the marshes of the Cotentin, Sainte-Mère-Eglise was the first French commune to be liberated by the Allies...

Utah Beach, the landing beaches

This is the first sector of the two American landing areas. It was the English general Bernard Montgomery who decided on this beach.