The D Day beaches

Manor of Hermerel is an excellent base for exploring the famous historic beaches of Normandy, the places full of memory.

Following the coastal road (D514) you will find all the great sites of Calvados:

Pointe du Hoc stormed by the Rangers.

Omaha Beach, the famous Bloody Omaha, with the moving American cemetery.

La  Cambe and the German cemetery is worth a look. It is very interesting to compare these two burial sites, and to them alone, they sum up better than any book, the horrors of war.

Batteries of Longues sur Mer

Arromanches artificial harbor with ,near the beach, the first museum opened after the war that contains a model that perfectly explains how what was once the largest port in the world.

The road continues to Juno (Courseulles sur mer) and Ouistreham which is illustrated the Commander Kieffer to reach Bénouville and famous Pegasus Bridge.


Bypassing Veys Bay, you will come to Utah Beach then you will discover Sainte Mère Eglise and its famous bell hung paratrooper. Along the east coast of the Cotentin Peninsula, you can visit the museum Quinéville that attaches to life under occupation, the only museum unarmed! not to mention the batteries Azeville.


Each village or almost has its own museum, but the most comprehensive course is the Peace Memorial in Caen installed.

pointe du hoc