A World War II historic guide to discover the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy

Travel Normandy guide François Gauthron offers tours of the Normandy landing beaches, World War II battlefield. Come and discover the most famous part of Normandy where took place the Landing and the battle of Normandy in June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. You will be escorted by a qualified bilingual guide who will show you round the major sites of the beaches. Visit the highlights of World War II sites in Normandy with an expert license guide, first the most important sites of the landing beaches.

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Hartenstein Hotel Airborne Museum

The Hartenstein Hotel dates from the mid-eighteenth, when it was a house in the middle of a country park.

After the death of the original owner it was first used as a nursing home, and then became a hotel when the site was bought by the Renkum/Oosterbeek council as late as 1942.

Following the landing of 1st Airborne Division on 17th September 1944, Major General R.E.Urquhart established his divisional headquarters here, and as the battle developed it was also used as a defensive position, aid post and signals HQ.

At the heart of the Oosterbeek perimeter, the battered and wounded survivors of 1st Airborne surrendered to the Germans on 25th September.