Visit Normandy in three days – Day 3

Travel ideas – Medium stay (3 days)

Visit Normandy in three days – Day 3

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).

Location: Bayeux (14)
Direction: Colleville-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach – American military cemetery
Directions (driving time: 25 minutes): exit Bayeux, take the N13 / E46 motorway towards Cherbourg, then exit right towards Colleville-sur-Mer (D 208). You then join the coastal road (D 514). Follow the signs to the US Military Cemetery.
Parking: American Military Cemetery Parking
Visit:
– Walking Tour of the American Military Cemetery

Departure: Colleville-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach – US military cemetery
Direction: Colleville-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach – Remains of the fortified point Wn 62
Itinerary (travel time by car: 2 minutes): exit the American military cemetery and take the first left (follow the signs), the parking lot is a hundred meters from the cemetery.
Parking: parking lot fortified Wn 62
Visit:
– Walking tour of the fortified site Wn 62

Departure: Colleville-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach – Remains of the fortified point Wn 62
Directions: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach
Itinerary (driving time: 5 minutes): exit Colleville-sur-Mer towards Le Bray and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer on the D 514. At the crossroads of Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer turn right The beach and the Omaha Beach Museum. Stop at the Omaha Beach Museum.
Parking: Omaha Beach Museum Parking
Visit:
– Omaha Beach Museum

Departure: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach – Omaha Beach Museum
Direction: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach – Beach
Itinerary (travel time: 2 minutes): exit the Omaha Beach Museum car park and turn left towards the beach. Stop in front of the Landing Committee Monument. Turn right on the road parallel to the beach towards Ruquet. Observe the point of view of the bunker of the Ruquet.
Parking: many places in front of the Landing Committee Monument
Visit:
– Walking tour of the historic site: the beach of Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
– Walking tour of the historic site: the viewpoint of the Ruquet bunker

Location: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach – Beach
Direction: Vierville-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach – Beach
Itinerary (travel time: 3 minutes): on the road parallel to the beach, head west towards Vierville-sur-Mer. Stop after the National Guard bunker.
Parking: places near the National Guard bunker
Visit:
– Walking tour of the historic site: National Guard bunker and commemorative plaques

Location: Vierville-sur-Mer (14) – Omaha Beach – Beach
Direction: Pointe du Hoc – German coastal battery
Itinerary (driving time: 8 minutes): exit Vierville-sur-Mer and take the D 514 west towards Grandcamp-Maisy. Follow signs to turn right towards Pointe du Hoc.
Parking: on-site parking of the German coastal battery of Pointe du Hoc
Visit:
– Walking tour of the historic site

Location: Pointe du Hoc – German coastal battery
Direction: Grandcamp-Maisy (14) – Museum of the battery of Maisy
Itinerary (travel time: 10 minutes): Follow signs to turn right towards Grandcamp-Maisy and then Isigny-sur-Mer. Turn right following the signposts, before the Sophie garage.
Parking: Parking Maisy battery museum
Visit:
– Maisy’s battery

Location: Grandcamp-Maisy (14) – Museum of Maisy’s battery
Direction: La Cambe (14) – German military cemetery
Itinerary (driving time: 8 minutes): return to Grandcamp-Maisy and turn right at the Church to take the Route de la Cambe (D 199). At the crossroads, turn left (Route de Grandcamp to La Cambe – D 113), then turn left again (D 613). You then enter La Cambe, turn right (D 113) which leads to a roundabout: follow the signs that indicate the German military cemetery.
Parking: Military Cemetery Parking
Visit:
– German Military Cemetery

Departure: La Cambe (14) – German military cemetery
Directions: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
Itinerary (travel time by car: 30 minutes): leave La Cambe and join the motorway N 13 / E 46 in the direction of Carentan-Cherbourg. Follow the signs for Sainte-Mère-Eglise (D 67). Enter the heart of the city and join the square of the church.
Park.

End of Day 3

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

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