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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Liberation Memorial.

Juno Beach

Park near the Inuksuk, right after the tourist office.

You are now facing the Nan White sector of Juno Beach, where the Queen's Own Rifles and La Chaudière regiment landed. The QOR was to land behind DD tanks, but the high seas breaking over the offshore reef meant that the tanks had to be brought into the beach well behind the infantry.

As it was, the LCA's carrying the assault companies of the QOR were a half-hour late reaching the beach and some two hundred yards east of their designated landing area.

The boats dropped their ramps among the beach obstacles. As many as one-fourth were damaged or sunk upon landing or when attempting to withdraw through the obstacle belt.

One company of the QOR took sixty-five casualties crossing the hundred yards of sand to the sea wall. Nevertheless, supported by fire from a flak ship just off the beach, the Canadians quickly overran the German resistance nests. When the Regiment de la Chaudière landed fifteen minutes later, much of the earlier fire had been suppressed.

Queen's Own Rifles House

Walk to the promenade to La Cassine Villa site's where Memorials are, from there walk along the seawall link by the anti-tank wall. 300 yards further, on your left hand side, is the famous house which cost 100 lives to the QOR.