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

Travel Normandy guide Fran├žois 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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Villons-les-Buissons

B16 Airfield.

Norwegian Monument.

Hell's Corner

In the evening of D-day the North Nova Scotia Highlanders stopped in Villons-les-Buissons.

On June 7th at 5.00 am, the Canadians moved on with reconnaissance tanks at the head of the column.

The 9th Brigade was assigned to capture Carpiquet Airfield.

The Canadians overran the Germans; they fought house to house and pushed them back out of Les Buissons. Then they settled down toward Buron.

The onsite combat lasted 4 weeks; they were under the mortar shelling of the 12th SS- 26th Regiment commanded by Hubert Meyer. Villons was also the departure position to assault Buron then was renamed Hell's Corner.