2014 ! A year unlike any other in Normandy

  • © Thierry Houyel

    © Thierry Houyel



  • © Thierry Houyel

    © Thierry Houyel

2014 ! A year unlike any other in Normandy fr

As well as the official ceremonies taking place on June 6th, in 2014 Normandy will host a rich and unprecedented programme of cultural events and celebrations. Sites, museums, places of remembrance, exhibitions, festivals, shows and entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Throughout Normandy and throughout the year!

With its natural beauty, its carefully-maintained cultural heritage and its educational museums, each year, Normandy attracts millions of visitors who follow the trajectory of the D-Day Landings and the battle which ensued. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy, the 2014 season will be themed around the history of remembrance. An exceptional program of tourist events will allow visitors to relive and better understand this crucial phase in WWII and the reconstruction of Europe.


All year long, tourists and history lovers will take to the beaches and visit the monuments, cemeteries and museums dedicated to D-Day. The 2014 season will be decidedly special. From spring to autumn there will be many events in the towns and villages of the region. A unique occasion to discover, explore and revisit major sites from the Caen Memorial to Montormel, from the D-Day Landing Beaches to the bocage country, and from Sainte-Mère-Église to Bayeux and Cherbourg. In 2014, a celebratory programme including historical reconstructions, concerts, film screenings, firework displays, exhibitions, themed tours and walks will be available to all who visit Normandy.


The 2014 special programme of cultural and family-oriented events aims to engage, explain and evoke an understanding of the importance of remembrance. Whilst several locations (especially the beaches) still bear the stigmata of the war, they are also powerful symbols of freedom, peace and reconciliation. Whether you travel alone, as a couple, as a family or with friends, step into history and walk in the steps of those who have written it!


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