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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Signs of memory

A sign at the crossroads marks the site of a temporary British cemetery and commemorates the landing on 6 June. A marker opposite commemorates Number 4 Commando and Commandant Philippe Kieffer, who commanded two Free French troops of the 10 Commando. The commandos landed just after the first assault wave and quickly moved inland. They then fought their way through Riva-Bella until they were stopped by concentrated fire from the casino and its adjoining summer house. Only after a DD tank was called up from the beach were the commandos able to silence the defenders.