D-Day and battle of Normandy 77th anniversary – 2021

2021 Normandy landings commemorations

D-Day 77th anniversary

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Already impacted by the global health crisis in 2020, the commemorations of the Normandy landings are once again suffering the consequences of the Coronavirus.

Warning: here are the commemorations currently planned for the 77th anniversary of D-Day. They are subject to the authorization of the competent authorities and last minute changes may occur. For more details, you are invited to contact the organizers of the different events.

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From May 28 to June 12, 2021 – Reenactment camp

  • Méautis (Manche)
    – 9 am – 6 pm: American and German reenactment camp at the Donville manor. Information: +33 (0)6 47 51 02 69.

Sunday May 30, 2021

  • Picauville (Manche)
    – 9 am – 5 pm: military fair. Price: 3 Euro per person. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48.

Tuesday June 1, 2021

  • Amfreville (Manche)
    – 10:30 am: ceremony at the Cauquigny chapel. Organization: U.S Normandie (+33 (0)6 71 26 22 09).
  • Grandcamp-Maisy (Calvados)
    – 8 am – 6 pm: military fair. Information: +33 (0)6 75 08 89 45.
  • Hiesville (Manche)
    – 4:00 pm: 9 km historical hike in the footsteps of the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division. Limited places. Price: €2 / person (free for children under 10). Reservations: +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – 5:00 pm: ceremony and inauguration of a remembrance plaque dedicated to the 2nd (US) Armored Division at the town hall. Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.

June 2 to 7, 2021 – Reenactment camp

  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 10 am – 6 pm: American reenactment camp at the church square. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54.

Thursday June 3, 2021

  • Amfreville (Manche)
    – 11:30 am: ceremony at the monument dedicated to the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Information: +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.
  • Gourbesville (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: ceremony at the monument dedicated to the 90th Infantry Division and 82nd Airborne Division. Information: +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.
  • Picauville (Manche)
    – 3:00 pm: inauguration ceremony of the memorial garden in memory of C-47 47100819 at the Maison Haut hamlet. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48.

June 3 to 7, 2021 – Reenactment camps

  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 9 am – 6 pm: American reenactment camp “Geronimo” near the Airborne Museum. Information: +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33.
  • Vierville-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 11 am – 6 pm: American reenactment camp. Access to the Mulberry footbridges opens on June 4 and 5. Information: +33(0)6 36 18 85 12.

Friday June 4, 2021

  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – 3:00 pm: commemorative ceremony at the “Cabbage Square”.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 4:00 pm: ceremony at the AVA monument.
    – 4:30 pm: ceremony at the Alexandre Renaud monument.
    – 11:00 pm: demonstration of a search light and an anti-aircraft gun on the church square.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35.

June 4-7, 2021 – Reenactment camps

  • Colleville-Montgomery (Calvados)
    – 9 am – 6 pm: British and German reenactment camp at the Hillman site. Information: +33 (0)2 31 97 12 61.
  • Merville-Franceville-Plage (Calvados)
    – 10 am – 6 pm: British and German reconstitution camp at the Merville battery. Information: +33 (0)2 31 91 47 53.

Saturday June 5, 2021

  • Amfreville (Manche)
    – 2:30 pm: 8 km historical hike in the footsteps of the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. Limited places. Price: € 2 / person (free for children under 10). Reservations: +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33.
  • Angoville-au-Plain (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: ceremony at the Wright Moore monument. Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Bénouville (Calvados)
    – 10 am – 6 pm: exhibition and conferences presenting the results of the archaeological excavations carried out by Inrap in 2017 in Blainville-sur-Orne, in the park of the Château de Bénouville. Information: +33 (0)2 31 44 62 01.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – 9 am – 5 pm: military fair in the covered market Information: bourse0606carentan@gmail.com.
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10:30 am: nautical gathering in front of the Courseulles-sur-Mer swimming pool and travel to the Maison des Canadiens in Bernières-sur-Mer for all sailing and rowing boats. Information: +33 (0)6 02 69 38 59.
  • Ouistreham (Calvados)
    – 9 am – 1 pm: exhibition and parade of military vehicles in the streets of the town. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35.
  • Port-en-Bessin (Calvados)
    – 7:00 pm: football matches at the stadium between three local teams and the British Royal Marine Commandos. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 92 33.
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 4:30 pm: screening of the documentary “Such a nice little beach” in tribute to Acadian soldiers, at the cinema of the Joa casino.
    – 6:00 pm: screening of the documentary “In their eyes”, testimonies of civilian witnesses of the landing at Juno Beach.
    Information: infos@semaineacadienne.net.
  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    –  9 am – 5 pm: military fair.
    – 3 pm – 6 pm: historic hike in the footsteps of the 4th Infantry Division from Utah beach to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 09 am- 11 am: static exhibition of military vehicles.
    – 3:00 pm: ceremony at the Fière parachute memorial.
    – 6:00 pm: parade of military vehicles.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35.

Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Port-en-Bessin (Calvados)
    – 3:00 pm: Liberation parade in tribute to No. 47 RM Commando. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 92 33.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10:00 am: two-hour historical hike presenting the battles of Omaha Beach on D-Day. Price: 4 Euros per person, 2 Euros per child from 5 to 12 years old, free for children under 4 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00.

Friday 11 June 2021

  • Tournières (Calvados)
    – 5:00 pm: 7 km historic hike from Tournières to Saint-Martin-de-Blagny. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00.

Saturday June 12, 2021

  • Douvres-la-Délivrande (Calvados)
    – 2 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm: three lectures at the radar museum in Douvres on the construction of the Atlantic Wall, radar technology and the Douvres radar station before, during and after D-Day. Price: included in the entrance fee to the museum. Information: +33 (0)7 57 48 77 32.
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10:30 am: guided tour of the town. Information: +33 (0)2 31 97 30 41.

Sunday June 13, 2021

  • Douvres-la-Délivrande (Calvados)
    – 2 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm: three lectures at the radar museum in Douvres on the construction of the Atlantic Wall, radar technology and the Douvres radar station before, during and after D-Day. Price: included in the entrance fee to the museum. Information: +33 (0)7 57 48 77 32.
  • Isigny-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 2:00 pm: guided tour of Vouilly castle and the American war reporters room. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 08 59.

Saturday June 26, 2021

  • Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 9 am: historic 5 km hike from Ver-sur-Mer (Sexton car park, 37 avenue du 6 Juin) to Crépon in the footsteps of the soldiers of the Green Howards. Information: +33 (0)6 64 74 26 69.

Thursday July 8, 2021

  • Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 3:00 pm: historic hike (meeting point at the Sexton car park, 37 avenue du 6 Juin) in Crépon in the footsteps of the soldiers of the Green Howards. Price: 9 Euro per adult, 5 Euros per child from 11 to 18 years old, 3 Euros per child from 7 to 10 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08.

Friday July 9, 2021

  • Creully-sur-Seulles (Calvados)
    – 3:00 pm: historic hike in the footsteps of British and Canadian fighters and the liberation of the town of Creully. Price: 9 Euro per adult, 5 Euros per child from 11 to 18 years old, 3 Euros per child from 7 to 10 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08.

Sunday July 25, 2021

  • Saint-Martin-de-Varreville (Manche)
    – 10:30 am: commemorative ceremony for the landing of General Leclerc‘s 2e division blindée. Information: Saint-Martin-de-Varreville town hall.

Thursday July 29, 2021

  • Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 3:00 pm: historic hike (meeting point at the Sexton car park, 37 avenue du 6 Juin) in Crépon in the footsteps of the soldiers of the Green Howards. Price: 9 Euro per adult, 5 Euros per child from 11 to 18 years old, 3 Euros per child from 7 to 10 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08.

Friday July 30, 2021

  • Creully-sur-Seulles (Calvados)
    – 3:00 pm: historic hike in the footsteps of British and Canadian fighters and the liberation of the town of Creully. Price: 9 Euro per adult, 5 Euros per child from 11 to 18 years old, 3 Euros per child from 7 to 10 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08.

Thursday August 12, 2021

  • Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 3:00 pm: historic hike (meeting point at the Sexton car park, 37 avenue du 6 Juin) in Crépon on the trail of the soldiers of the Green Howards. Price: 9 Euro per adult, 5 Euros per child from 11 to 18 years old, 3 Euros per child from 7 to 10 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08.

Friday August 13, 2021

  • Creully-sur-Seulles (Calvados)
    – 3:00 pm: historic hike in the footsteps of British and Canadian fighters and the liberation of the town of Creully. Price: 9 Euro per adult, 5 Euros per child from 11 to 18 years old, 3 Euros per child from 7 to 10 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08.

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