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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Ranville, General Gale Headquarter

The Headquarters

There are two Châteaux at Ranville:

Château Rohan-Chabeau.

Château du Hom.

  • Château Rohan-Chabeau located General Leclerc Street. This one is the largest one, it was the first house liberated in France, and not Café Gondrée as most of the people think. It had to be use as Command post by the 5th Brigade, and then was the first objective of the 13th Bn's men. They arrived only few minutes after their drop and took the position a little before 2.00 am. Café Gondrée was liberated by the 7th Bn's men at 5.00 am.
  • Château du Hom, property of Suzanne Doix, eyewitness at the time, remember seen thousand of paratroopers falling all over the place. The house was used at 3.30 am as General Gale's Command post, he was commanding 8 000 men. During three weeks the château was the Head Quarter of the 6th British Airborne.