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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Travel in Normandy with Francois Gauthron


Duplex Drive Tank

This Sherman, belonging to the 1st Canadian Hussars, is one of the five (out of nineteen) that sank on the run in. It was recovered in 1971. Note the lip extending around the entire hull to which the canvas dam was attached. The DD's making it ashore provided vital fire support for Company A of the Regina Rifles, which encountered heavy fire both from German resistance nests in the harbor area and from artillery positioned further inland.

Flanking the beach exit is a memorial plaque to the officers and men of the Regina Rifles who were casualties during the war. Nearby are plaques commemorating the 1st Canadian Scottish Regiment. Across you still have a 50 mm German anti tank gun.

Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial

Some three hundred yards east along the Avenue de La Combattante is a memorial to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Next stop will be Bernières-sur-Mer.