Visit Normandy in three days – Day 1

Travel ideas – Medium stay (3 days)

Visit Normandy in three days – Day 1

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 “medium stay” route to be carried out in three days (an extended weekend, for example).

Place of departure: Caen (14)
Direction: Caen (14) – Memorial
Itinerary (time of the journey by car: 15 minutes): take the ring road north of Caen, then exit N ° 7 and follow the signs.
Parking: Parking at the Caen Memorial
Visit:
– Memorial Museum of Caen

Day 1 – Afternoon

Place of departure: Caen (14)
Direction: Bénouville (14)
Itinerary (time of the journey by car: 15 minutes): leave Caen direction Hérouville-Saint-Clair, then take Avenue Georges Clemenceau (D 515) towards Ouistreham. Exit at Hérouville-Saint-Clair and continue on the D 515. Enter Bénouville, take the direction of Cabourg, cross the bridge Pegasus Bridge, park at the Pegasus Bridge museum (100 meters on the left after the bridge)
Parking: Pegasus Bridge Museum Parking
Visit:
– Pegasus Bridge Airborne Troop Museum
– Walking tour of the historic site near the bridge

Location: Bénouville (14)
Direction: Merville-Franceville (14)
Itinerary (time of the journey by car: 15 minutes): leave Bénouville towards the east and take the direction of Merville-Franceville-Plage (D 514). Cross Sallenelles then in Merville-Franceville-Plage turn right at the first crossroads and follow the signs to the Merville Battery.
Parking: parking of the Museum of the Battery of Merville
Visit:
– Museum of the Battery of Merville
– Walking tour of the historic site

Departure: Merville-Franceville-Plage (14)
Direction: Ouistreham – Riva-Bella (14) – Museum of the Atlantic Wall
Itinerary (travel time by car: 25 minutes): Return to Bénouville (D 514) and exit Bénouville towards the west and take the direction of Ouistreham. In the city, take the D 84 for 1.3 km and turn right to reach the Avenue de la Plage which leads to the Avenue of 6 June. The Atlantic Wall Museum is on this avenue.
Parking: places near the museum
Visit:
– Museum of the Atlantic Wall

Departure: Ouistreham – Riva-Bella (14) – Museum of the Atlantic Wall
Direction: Ouistreham – Riva-Bella (14) – Museum N ° 4 Commando
Itinerary (travel time: 2 minutes): Take Avenue de la Plage towards the south, then turn right on Boulevard Boivin-Champeaux and then turn right on Rue Victor Hugo which leads you to Place Alfred Thomas where the Museum No. 4 Commando is located (in front of the Casino).
Parking: places near the museum
Visit:
– Museum N ° 4 Commando

Departure: Ouistreham – Riva-Bella (14) – Museum N ° 4 Commando
Direction: Ouistreham – Riva-Bella (14) – Sword Beach
Itinerary (travel time: 1 minute): take the Boulevard Maritime towards the casino, take Boulevard Aristide Briand on the right and park near the casino.
Parking: squares along the coastal road
Visit:
– Walking tour of the historic site: Sword Beach, monuments, beach defenses

Departure: Ouistreham – Riva-Bella (14) – Sword Beach
Directions: Dover-la-Délivrande (14)
Itinerary (time of the journey by car: 15 minutes): leave Ouistreham direction Colleville-Montgomery on D 35a (coastal road). Turn right onto Rue du Château d’eau (D 35a), which leads to the D 35. You arrive at Hermanville-sur-Mer and continue towards Douvres-la-Délivrande. Follow signs to the Radar Museum.
Parking: Parking of the Radar Museum
Visit:
– Walking tour of the historic site
– Visit of the Radar Museum of Douvres-la-Délivrande

Departure: Dover-la-Délivrande (14)
Direction: Courseulles-sur-Mer (14) – Juno Beach
Itinerary (travel time: 35 minutes): exit Douvres-la-Délivrande by taking the D 35 direction Courseulles-sur-Mer, which leads to the D 79. In Courseulles-sur-Mer, follow the signs Which indicate the Juno Beach Center
Parking: parking at the museum Juno Beach Center
Visit:
– Walking tour of the historic site: the beach, the Croix de Lorraine, the bunkers
– Visit of the Juno Beach Center Museum, in honor of the Canadian soldiers who landed in Normandy.

End of Day 1

Day 2: Click here to view the program for the second day

Day 3: Click here to view the program for the third day

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