D-Day 80th anniversary – Normandy landings

2024 D-Day commemorations in Normandy

Disclaimer: these are the commemorations currently planned for 2024 to mark D-Day 80th anniversary. They are subject to authorization by the relevant authorities, and last-minute changes may occur. For further details, please contact the organizers.

To add or update a ceremony in this calendar, please send me an email.

Keep up to date with the commemorations on the D-Day Overlord facebook page (events, dates, photos…).

How to get around Normandy on June 6, 2024?

A Regulated Traffic Zone (RTZ) is an area where road traffic is restricted to local residents, their relatives and certain professionals. The aim of the RTZ is to reduce road traffic in the area where the major commemorations will be held on June 6, to ensure safe passage for veterans’ processions, official motorcades, guests, law enforcement and emergency services.

The RTZ set up to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day will only be activated on June 6, 2024 at 6:00 am. Elsewhere in the département, traffic will be free; within the RTZ, traffic will be prohibited on certain roads.

The people concerned by the RTZ are:
– residents of the RTZ (primary and secondary residences) ;
– guests of hotels, B&Bs or campsites in the RTZ;
– economic and social players (cabs, personal services, public services, coach operators, company vehicles, professionals in general, etc.) who are obliged to circulate in the RTZ on June 6, 2024, and who can justify this.

Entry to the RTZ will be controlled by the police all day on June 6, 2024. On the other hand, leaving the RTZ will be unrestricted.


Map of the road closures of June 6, 2024 in Normandy at the occasion of the D-Day 80th anniversaryVehicle stickers.

Vehicle stickers are used to identify vehicles authorized to circulate in the RTZ: this measure is designed to streamline controls on June 6. Stickers are only required for the day of June 6, 2024, and are compulsory if you need to enter the RTZ. They are issued from April 22, 2024 until June 4, 2024.

This sticker is required :
– to reach your home ;
– to carry out your professional activity;
– for any imperative and justified reason.
For pedestrians, bicycles and scooters: no sticker is required.

Stickers will be issued by the town hall of the commune in which you live, whether permanently or temporarily, and by the town hall of the commune in which you work on June 6, 2024.

Even with the sticker, it will be forbidden to circulate on June 6 on the RN13, the D514 (coastal road) and the D517 (road from Formigny to Saint-Laurent) from 6 a.m. to around 7 p.m. (variable times depending on the movements of official convoys).

For further information, download the press release from the Préfecture du Calvados.

80e anniversaire du débarquement de Normandie - D-Day and Battle of Normandy 80th anniversary.


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