D-Day and battle of Normandy 78th anniversary – 2022

2022 Normandy landings commemorations

D-Day 78th anniversary

Normandy D-Day Veterans

Warning: You will find on this page the commemorations currently planned for the 78th anniversary of the D-Day. They are subject to the authorization of the competent authorities and last minute changes may occur. For more information, please contact the organizers.

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

  • Montebourg (Manche)
    – 10:00 am : departure of the Peace March. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10 am-12:30 pm: visit on the theme “The Occupation lived by the Saint-Aubinais”. Free of charge. Information and reservation : +33 (0)2 31 97 30 41.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 5:00 pm : arrival of the Peace March. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

From May 28 to June 8, 2022

  • Méautis (Manche)
    – 9 am – 6 pm: reenactment of a military camp with presentation of equipment and animations. Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 03 22.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 10 am – 6 pm: book fair “Histoire et Mémoire” at the parking of the covered market. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

  • Grandcamp-Maisy (Calvados)
    – 08h-17h00 : military antiques market, rue du Moulin Odo. Entrance fee: 4 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 68 46 or sarl.lecolombier14@orange.fr.
  • Hiesville (Manche)
    – 2:00 pm: 9 km guided historical walk on the tracks of the 101st Airborne Division paratroopers. Limited places. Price: 2€/person. Reservation required: +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • Amfreville (Manche)
    – 11:30 am : ceremony at the 507th (US) Parachute Infantry Regiment monument. Information : +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.
  • Asnelles (Calvados)
    – 2 pm: historical walk on the theme of the landing and the local culture. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08 or contact@goldbeach-tourisme.fr.
  • Azeville (Manche)
    – 1 pm: parachuting of re-enactors in period costume (subject to favorable weather conditions). Information: +33 (0)2 33 40 63 05.
  • Beuzeville-au-Plain (Manche)
    – 6:30 pm: ceremony in Bienaimé Agnés square. Information: +33 (0)2 33 40 63 05.
  • Gourbesville (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: Ceremony at the 82nd (US) Airborne Division and 90th (US) Infantry Division Memorial at City Hall. Information: +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.
  • Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 2 pm: historical walk on the theme of the landing at Omaha Beach. Price: 4 Euros per person (2 Euros for children aged 5 to 12). Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00 or accueil@isigny-omaha-tourisme.fr.

From June 1 to 2, 2022

  • Ecausseville (Manche)
    – 8 am – 6 pm: military fair at the airship hangar. Price: 4 Euros per person. Information: + 33(0)6 08 45 24 65.

From June 1 to 7, 2022

  • Carquebut (Manche)
    – 10am-6pm: reenactment of a military camp at the castle of Franquetot. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Amfreville (Manche)
    – 1:30 pm: mass and blessing of the stained glass window in honor of Chaplain Maternowski at the chapel of Cauquigny. Information: +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.
  • Asnelles (Calvados)
    – 2 pm: rue du débarquement, historical walk on the theme of D-Day. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08 or contact@goldbeach-tourisme.fr.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – Screenings of the film ” The Girl Who Wore Freedom ” at the Cotentin cinema. Screenings at 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm in the presence of director Christian Taylor.
    – 4:30 pm: inauguration of a stele in homage to the 2nd (US) Armored Division at the town hall.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.
    – 6 pm : screening of the movie “Saving Private Ryan” (in French) at the D-Day Experience Museum. Adult rate : 9 Euros. Children (6-12 years old): 7 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 33 23 61 95 or contact@dday-experience.com.
  • Graignes (Manche)
    – 8 pm: parachuting of re-enactors in period costume (subject to favorable weather conditions). Information: +33 (0)2 33 40 63 05.
  • Picauville (Manche)
    – 10:00 am : ceremony at the 9th (US) Air Force monument. Information : +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48.
    – 03:15 pm: ceremony at the Maternowski chaplain’s stele. Information: +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.
  • Ravenoville (Manche)
    – 2:30 pm: ceremony in memory of the fighting at the Marmion farm. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 05:00 pm: ceremony at the monument of the temporary cemeteries.
    – 05:30 pm: ceremony at the Alexandre Renaud monument.
    – 06:00 pm: ceremony at the AVA monument.
    Information : +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

Friday, June 3, 2022

  • Chef-du-Pont (Manche)
    – 12:00 pm: country-style meal.
    – 2:30 pm: ceremony at Rex Combs Square.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – 12:30 pm: parachuting of re-enactors in period dress along the departmental road 974 (subject to favorable weather conditions).
    – 4:00 pm: ceremony at the “Cabbage Square” monument followed by a military parade to the town hall.
    – 05:30 pm: ceremony at the town hall at the Signal monument.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Giberville (Calvados)
    – 6:00 pm: film-conference-debate “Malgré-Nous: les oubliés de l’Histoire” (in French), Pablo Neruda room. Free entrance.
  • Picauville (Manche)
    – 7:00 pm: ceremony to honor the 90th (US) Infantry Division. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48.
    – 8:00 om: “friendship meal”, Flambart room. Price: 30 Euros per person. Information and reservation: +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48.
  • Saint-Germain-de-Varreville (Manche)
    – 6:00 pm: parachuting of re-enactors in period dress (subject to favorable weather conditions).
    – 6:30 pm: ceremony at the Pathfinder monument.
    Information: +33 (0)6 04 07 53 83.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 8h30-17h00 : military fair at the media library parking. Price : 5 Euros. Information: + 33(0)6 61 36 90 57.
    – 10:00 am: ceremony at the stele of the American generals Gavin and Ridgway.
    – 10:45 am: ceremony at the “0” milestone.
    – 4:00 pm: religious ceremony.
    – 11:00 pm: demonstration of anti-aircraft protection.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

From June 3 to 6, 2022

  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche) – Camp Arizona
    –  9 am-midnight: reenactment of a military camp, Place de la Guinguette. Information: +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche) – Camp de la Colombière
    – 10 am-7 pm : reconstruction of an allied field hospital. at the Colombière manor. Information: associationhbt44@gmail.com.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche) – Camp Geronimo
    – 9 am-10 pm : reconstitution d’un camp militaire au musée Airborne. Renseignements : 02 33 41 41 35.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

  • Amfreville (Manche)
    – 02:00 pm : historical walk with commentary of 8 km on the traces of the fights of the sector of Amfreville. Meeting point at the monument of the 507th (US) Parachute Infantry Regiment. Price: 2€ per person. Limited places: registration required at +33(0)2 33 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.
  • Angoville-au-Plain (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: mass at the church.
    – 11:30 am: ceremony to honor medics Kenneth J. Moore and Robert E. Wright.
  • Arromanches (Calvados)
    – 11 pm: fireworks from the Eisenhower dock.
  • Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10am-5pm: gathering of sailing and rowing boats in tribute to the liberators on the beach. Information: labernieraise@orange.fr.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – 9am-6 pm: military fair at the Covered Market. Information : +33 (0)6 60 73 71 71.
    – 04:30 pm : arrival of the Carentan Liberty March, place de la République. Information:  +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 3:00-4:30 pm: conference “Le D-Day raconté aux enfants et aux grands” at the tourist office (in French). Prices : from 5 to 10 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 37 46 80 or infos@terresdenacre.com.
  • Foucarville (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: ceremony at the monument of the former German prison camp. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • Isigny-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 2pm-4pm : visit of the press room of the American war reporters at the Vouilly castle. Price: 3 Euros. Free for children under 18 years old. Information: +33 (0) 31 22 08 59 or chateau.vouilly@wanadoo.fr.
    – 3pm-midnight : 3rd edition of the Swing Festival in the park of the Hôtel de Ville. Information: +33 (0)6 70 27 24 12 or isignyswing.marion@gmail.com.
  • Langrune-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 09:45 am: 7 km walk from Langrune on the tracks of the No. 48 British Commando. On reservation. Information: +33 (0)2 31 97 30 41 or infos@terresdenacre.com.
  • Méautis (Manche)
    – 10:45 pm: sound and light show commemorating the battles of the sector. Price: 12€ per person, free for children under 5 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 03 22.
  • Picauville (Manche)
    – 2 pm: ceremony in memory of the crash of the Douglas C-47 serial number 42100819 at the place called Maison de Haut. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48.
  • Reviers (Calvados)
    – 5:30-6:30 pm: conference “The Canadian cemetery of Bény-Reviers told to children and adults” (in French). Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)2 31 37 46 80 or infos@terresdenacre.com. infos@terresdenacre.com.
  • Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe (Calvados)
    – 05:30 pm: ceremony in the garden of the Canadians of the Abbaye d’Ardenne.
  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 9am-5pm: military fair at the stadium. Information: +(0)2 33 71 56 54.
    – 08:30 pm: Conference by Fabrice Gérard, historical director of the Fondation de la Résistance, on “The role of the Resistance in the D-Day Landings and the liberation of France”. D-Day Museum. In French. Price and reservation: +33 (0)2 33 71 53 35.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 11 am-00 am: festive activities all day long.

From June 4 to 6, 2022

  • Colleville-Montgomery (Calvados)
    – Military camp at the Hillman Battery site, Suffolk Regiment Street. Free admission. Information: +33 (0)7 68 19 28 12 or fabricedelangle@gmail.com.

From June 4 to 7, 2022

  • Merville-Franceville (Calvados)
    – Military camp at the Merville battery site. Price: 8 Euros. Information: +33 (0)6 64 95 81 97 or direction@batterie-merville.com.

From June 4 to 12, 2022

  • Osmanville (Manche)
    – Guided tour of the Wn 89 support point in Géfosse-Fontenay. Price: 5 Euros. Information: +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15 or legleuherluc@wanadoo.fr.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

  • Amfreville (Calvados)
    – Historical walk on the traces of the fights of the summer 1944. Prices : from 4 to 6 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 24 23 57.
  • Arromanches (Calvados) – Camp Churchill
    – 11am-6pm : exhibition of military equipment. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 34 31 or collections@musee-arromanches.fr.
  • Audrieu (Calvados)
    – 9:30am-6pm: guided tours of the castle of Audrieu. Information: +33 (0)6 07 59 46 02 or association@tilly44.com.
  • Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 09:15 am: 17 km historical walk in the footsteps of Canadian soldiers. Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)2 31 97 30 41 or infos@terresdenacre.com.
    – 7-8pm : “Swing” concert in Georges Regnauld park. Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)2 31 96 45 47 or contact@bernieres-sur-mer.com.
  • Brévands (Manche)
    – 10 am: ceremony in honor of the paratroopers of the 101st (US) Airborne Division at the place called le Moulin. Information: +33(0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – 10:30 am: parade of military and civilian vehicles in the downtown area. Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Carquebut (Manche)
    – 09:00 pm: ball of the liberation at the castle of Franquetot. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54.
  • Colleville-Montgomery (Calvados)
    – 9:30am-1pm : parade of military vehicles from camp Hillman to Ouistreham. Information: +33 (0)7 68 19 28 12 or fabricedelangle@gmail.com.
    – 4-5:30 pm: bagpipe concert in front of the Bill Millin statue, Place du débarquement. Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)2 31 97 12 61.
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 1:00 pm: parade of military vehicles at the Juno Beach Center. Information: +33 (0)2 31 97 33 25 or infos@terresdenacre.com.
    – 3:00 – 4:30 pm : conference “Le D-Day raconté aux enfants et aux grands” (in French) at the tourist office. Prices: from 5 to 10 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 37 46 80 or infos@terresdenacre.com.
  • Gonneville-en-Auge (Calvados)
    – 09:15 am: historical walk from the church on the traces of the fighting of summer 1944. Price: 12 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 91 47 53 or musee@batterie-merville.com.
  • Hermanville-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 11 pm: fireworks from the Henri Spriet promenade.
  • Lion-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 6-11pm : Liberation ball at the Trianon hall. Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)6 29 30 79 04.
  • Reviers (Calvados)
    – 5:30-6:30 pm: conference “The Canadian cemetery of Bény-Reviers told to children and adults” (in French). Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)2 31 37 46 80 or infos@terresdenacre.com. infos@terresdenacre.com.
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – Visit on the theme of the D-Day landing. Free admission. Information: +33 (0)2 31 97 30 41 or infos@terresdenacre.com.
  • Sainte-Côme-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 10:30 am : ceremony at Judels square. Information: +33(0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 11 pm: fireworks from the esplanade of the “Braves” statue.
  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 11:00 am: ceremony at the monument in memory of the Resistance. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 58 00.
    – 11:00 pm: historical walk on the tracks of the American parachutists (5 km). Price: 10€ per person. Reservation: +33 (0)2 33 44 81 20.
  • La Fière, Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 09:30 am: parachuting of re-enactors in period costume (subject to favorable weather conditions).
    – 11:00 am: International military parachute (subject to favorable weather conditions).
    – 04:00 pm: ceremony at the Iron Mike monument.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: exhibition of military vehicles.
    – 06:00 pm: military parade.
    – 11:30 pm: fireworks.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

Monday, June 6, 2022

  • Asnelles (Calvados)
    – 9am-5pm : historical walk on the tracks of the No. 47 British Commando starting from the Boulevard de la Mer. Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)6 86 26 76 39 – alex.wilson1@gmx.com.
  • Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – Time to be confirmed: commemorative ceremony.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – Schedule to be confirmed: parade of military vehicles in the city center. Information: +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45.
    – 11:00 pm: fireworks at the port.
  • Chef-du-Pont (Manche)
    – 1:30 pm : American football game between paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • La Fière (town of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Manche)
    – 10 am: ceremony at the Iron Mike monument.
  • Méautis (Manche)
    – 10:45 pm: sound and light show commemorating the battles of the sector. Price: 12€ per person, free for children under 5 years old. Information:  +33(0)2 33 42 03 22.
  • Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm: 3km historical walk from the Signal monument on the theme of the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach. Price: 4 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00 or accueil@isigny-omaha-tourisme.fr.
  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 09:00 am: ceremony at the Leadership Monument.
    – 10:00 am: Franco-Danish ceremony at the Danish Sailors’ Monument.
    – 11:00 am: Inauguration of the Lone Sailor monument near the Utah Beach Museum.
    – 02:30 pm: ceremony at the Utah Beach monument.
    Information: +33 (0à2 33 71 58 00.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: mass in the church.
    – 2:30 pm: concert in the church.
    – 5:30 pm: ceremony at the Signal monument.
    – 6:30 pm: inauguration of the statue in homage to General Eisenhower, St-Ode roundabout.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 00.
  • Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 2-6 pm: historical walk starting from No.13, avenue Paul Poret to discover the British memorial. Price: 5 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08 or contact@goldbeach-tourisme.fr.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

  • Ranville (Calvados)
    – 11:00 am: ceremony at the grave of Private Edouard Gérard at the British Military Cemetery.
  • Saint-Côme-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 6:00 pm: broadcast of episodes 2 and 3 of the “Band of Brothers” miniserie at the D-Day Experience Museum. Prices : from 7 to 9 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 33 23 61 95 or contact@dday-experience.com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

  • Asnelles (Calvados)
    – 2:00 pm: historical walk on the theme of the landing and the local soil. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08 or contact@goldbeach-tourisme.fr.
  • Colleville-Montgomery (Calvados)
    – 10:45 am: Place du débarquement, gathering of London cabs to accompany British veterans. Information: +33 (0)2 31 97 12 61.
  • Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm: 3km historical walk from the Signal monument on the theme of the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach. Rates: from 2 to 4 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00 or accueil@isigny-omaha-tourisme.fr.

Friday, June 10, 2022

  • Montfiquet (Calvados)
    – 6:00 pm: 2-hour historical walk describing the role of the Montfiquet forest during the summer of 1944. Rates: from 2 to 4 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00 or accueil@isigny-omaha-tourisme.fr.
  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 08:00 pm: Utah Beach Museum anniversary.
    – 11:00 pm: fireworks.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 58 00.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

  • Asnelles (Calvados)
    – 2:00 pm: D-Day street, historical walk on the theme of D-Day. Prices : from 3 to 5 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08 or contact@goldbeach-tourisme.fr.
  • Azeville (Manche)
    -7-8:30 pm: dramatized visit of the battery of Azeville. Price : 10 Euros. Information: +33 (0)2 33 40 63 05.
  • Douvres-la-Délivrande (Calvados)
    – 11:00 am: parade then exhibition of military vehicles, place Lesage. Free of charge. Information: comitedesfetes.douvres@gmail.com.
  • Graye-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 9am-12pm: historical walk in the footsteps of Canadian soldiers, departure from Avenue général de Gaulle. Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)2 31 80 67 08 or contact@goldbeach-tourisme.fr.
  • Le Mollay-Littry (Calvados)
    – 2pm-11pm: reenactment of an American military camp and open-air cinema. Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 42 13 or musee.meunerie@wanadoo.fr.
  • Lion-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 6:00 pm: free concert for peace and inauguration of the exhibition “Debout les Hommes”, 2 place des Victimes du 2 juillet 1944″. Free of charge.
    – 8:00 pm: presentation of the castle of Lion-sur-Mer and screening of the film “De Gaulle” by Gabriel le Bomin (in French). Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)2 31 36 12 00.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

  • Isigny-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 2pm-4pm : visit of the press room of the American war reporters at the Vouilly castle. Price : 3 Euros. Free for children under 18 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 08 59 or chateau.vouilly@wanadoo.fr.
  • Le Mollay-Littry (Calvados)
    – 10am-6pm: reconstruction of an American military camp. Free of charge. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 42 13 or musee.meunerie@wanadoo.fr.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10am-12:30pm: visit on the theme “The D-Day landing lived by the Saint-Aubinais”. Free of charge. Information and reservation: + 33(0)2 31 97 30 41.

Samedi 25 juin 2022

  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10am-12:30pm: visit on the theme “The D-Day landing lived by the Saint-Aubinais”. Free of charge. Information and reservation: + 33(0)2 31 97 30 41.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

  • Saint-Martin-de-Varreville (Manche)
    – 10:30 am: commemorative ceremony of the landing of the 2nd (FR) armored division of General Leclerc. Information: +33 (0)9 64 06 99 72.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)
    – 10am-12:30pm: visit on the theme “The D-Day landing lived by the Saint-Aubinais”. Free of charge. Information and reservation: + 33(0)2 31 97 30 41.

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