Travel ideas – Long stay (4 days)
Visit Normandy in four days – Day 4
This proposed course has been established by the D-Day Overlord website to allow you to visit the historical area of the Battle of Normandy, according to your possibilities. On this page, discover the idea of a “long stay” route to be carried out in four days).
Day 4 – morning
Departure: La Cambe (14) – German military cemetery
Direction: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
Itinerary (time of the car journey: 30 minutes): leave the Cambe and join the motorway N 13 / E 46, direction Carentan-Cherbourg. Follow the signs for Sainte-Mère-Eglise (D 67). Enter the heart of the city and join the square of the church.
Parking: parking spaces on the church square
– Walking tour of the historic site: the town and church of Sainte-Mère-Eglise
– Museum of Airborne Troops (near the church)
Departure: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
Direction: Place-dit La Fière (50)
Itinerary (time of the journey by car: 5 minutes): leave Sainte-Mère-Eglise at the West exit of the city, take the D 15 towards Picauville for three kilometers. Stop at the place called La Fiere, near the bridge over the Merderet River.
Parking: parking spaces near the Iron Mike monument
– Walking tour of the historic site: the viewpoint and the Iron Mike monument
Departure: Place-dit La Fière (50)
Direction: Place-dit La Madeleine (50) – Utah Beach
Itinerary (15 minutes by car): join Sainte-Mère-Eglise then follow signs for Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (follow the roads D 523, D 423 and D 70). In Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, take the D 913 (north-east) which leads directly to the place called La Madeleine.
Parking: Parking at the Landing Museum
– Landing Museum
– Walking tour of the historic site: the beach and the W5 fortified point
Day 4 – Afternoon
Departure: Place-dit La Madeleine (50) – Utah Beach
Direction: Azeville (50) – German coastal battery
Itinerary (travel time: 10 minutes): take the coastal road (D 421) north towards Ravenoville-Plage, then turn left and take the D 15 direction Ravenoville. In Ravenoville, take the D 14 towards Saint-Marcouf and turn left at the exit of Ravenoville to join the D 420. After the Hammeau de la Guerre, turn right (D 420) then left (D 269) and Finally join the village of Azeville. Follow the signs that indicate the German battery.
Parking: Parking of the German battery of Quinéville
– Walking tour of the historical site: the German battery of Azeville
Departure: Azeville (50) – German coastal battery
Direction: Crisbecq (50) – German coastal battery
Itinerary (travel time: 5 minutes): take the D 269 towards the northeast and turn left towards Saint-Marcouf. At the next crossing, turn right (D 69) towards Crisbecq and follow the signs that lead to the Battery of Saint-Marcouf.
Parking: Parking of the German battery of Saint-Marcouf
– Walking tour of the historical site: the German battery of Saint-Marcouf
Departure: Crisbecq (50) – German coastal battery
Direction: Quinéville (50) – Museum of Liberty
Itinerary (driving time: 8 minutes): continue on the D 69 towards the sea and join the coastal road D 421 which leads to Quinéville. Follow the signs of the Museum of Liberty.
Parking: places near the museum
– Liberty Museum
End of the day 4