Normandy beyond the beaches

There's plenty to see in Normandy

Stars Insider

30/08/22 | StarsInsider


On June 6, 1944, Allied forces took part in the largest seaborne invasion in history. Code named Operation Neptune, the operation is better known as D-Day.

Three-quarters of a century later, the landings and subsequent Battle of Normandy (codenamed Operation Overlord), which resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control, are still commemorated.

Normandy has served as a place of pilgrimage for Second World War veterans for many decades. Besides the five D-Day beaches (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword), the region is dotted with numerous monuments, museums, and memorials dedicated to the fallen. And then, of course, there are the military cemeteries.

While these D-Day visitor attractions make for fascinating and poignant exploration, discovering Normandy beyond its wartime past reveals a destination renowned for an extraordinary array of cultural treasures, natural wonders, unique gastronomy, and even a red carpet Hollywood-style film festival!

With its engaging history and storied past, Rouen is a perfect introduction to this corner of France. Spend a few days here absorbing its rich cultural vibe before reaching out further afield and letting Normandy conquer your senses. Click through the gallery for a tour of this enchanting region.

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