Gateway to the D-Day
Landing beaches



The 5 D-Day beaches in Normandy

Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno et Sword beach, 5 code names which entered History, 5 objectives for victory.

Initially planned for 5 June, Operation Neptune, the biggest amphibian military operation of the Second World War, was delayed until the following day due to adverse weather conditions. Several assault phases had been planned for the initial stages of the soldiers’ landings on the beaches: a massive airborne operation and intensive bombing in order to neutralise the German defences.


D-Day beaches
150 000
allied soldiers landed
Visiting the D-Day landing beaches

Visiting the D-Day beaches

A variety of ways to visit the D-Day beaches is on offer in the area of Bayeux and the surrounding Bessin area. Minibus excursions with a driver-guide are available from many hotels. A different perspective on the events of 6 June can be gained by flying over the beaches in a microlight or paraglider. You can also climb into one of the famous Willys MB jeeps for a ride along the chaotic roads of Liberty….

WW2 cemeteries in Normandy
Foire aux questions
What are the names of the five beaches of the D-Day landings in Normandy?

The Normandy coastline is home to the five historical D-Day beaches: Sword Beach and Gold Beach for the Franco-British sector, Juno Beach for the Canadians, and Omaha and Utah Beach for the Americans. Easily accessible from Bayeux, these sites and their memorials are key locations for visitors interested in the Battle of Normandy.

How can one arrange a visit to the D-Day landing beaches?

From the city of Bayeux, visitors can easily access the D-Day landing beaches and memorials, with stops at Arromanches, the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, and Pointe du Hoc. A variety of accommodations, guided tours, and transport services are offered within the Bayeux and Bessin area in Normandy, providing support for planning an exploration of the D-Day beaches.