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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No. 3 Commando Monument

Coy C of the 1st Canadian parachutist Bn, lead byMajor Murray Mac Leod, received friendly fire bombing from the RAF south of Merville. Fortunately without casualties.

Around 01.00 am, they reach their objective: Varaville, where they had to destroy a bridge.

In Varaville Château they confront a small German garrison, and the bridge is not blown up until the next day. The parachutists withdraw to the west.

During more than two months Varaville and Petitville are in the no man's land, until 17 August when General Montgomery launches Operation Paddle. No. 3 Commando under lieutenant colonel Young liberates Petitville and Varaville, but the Germans had evacuated the population mid-July.