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You will be given a road book with several itineraries. These walks are all marked out with remarkable places such as the landing sites, museums as much civil as military, the local producers, the villages not to be missed.
You are free to follow them all or partially or to create your own road trip.
A trip by deuche to discoverThe Normandy costline|The Manche|The Calvados|The Normandy Bocagesin freedom
120 kilometres of coastline, refined products, charming villages, paths to exercise and plenty of stories for the curious! Let yourself be caught up in the rare moments that this love of Normandy offers in every season.
The Normandy coast in a 2CV
From the Seine to the Orne, the succession of meadows and apple orchards of the Pays d’Auge gives way to shores bordered by terraces with flower beds, shady alleys and elegant villas.
The Côte Fleurie offers 40 kilometres of alternating fine sandy beaches, cliffs and rocks. Seaside resorts with timeless charm share the bill. Among these magical places with a distinct personality are Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur and Cabourg, the “beach of the romantics”.
You can’t travel through Calvados without visiting the D-Day beaches – Côte de Nacre and Bessin. The beaches of the British and Canadian sectors (Sword, Juno, Gold) and the American sector (Omaha and Utah) follow each other from Ouistreham to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.
Arromanches and its artificial harbour, the military cemeteries, the Pointe du Hoc, symbol of the courage of the young American soldiers, the museums, monuments, milestones, artillery pieces and tanks are still reminders of the fighting. These fine sandy beaches will always be places of memory.
The city of Caen is also a few kilometres from the D-Day beaches. In the aftermath of the D-Day landings, Caen was a hub in the reconquest of France. Nearby is the famous Caen Memorial, an impressive museum dedicated to the history of the Second World War, the history of the 20th century and peace.
On the way to Caen
You will get there via Ouistreham on the Mother of Pearl coast.
The landing beaches such as Gold, Juno, Sword will be on your route as well as many remarkable sites and villages.
You will be able to immerse yourself in medieval history in the footsteps of William the Conqueror both in Caen and in Bayeux with its famous tapestry.
On the way to Isigny
OMAHA BEACH|POINTE DU HOC|ISIGNY|MUSÉE|CIMETIÈRE AMRICAIN
The great sites of the D-Day landings will mark out your route to the dairy capital and its specialities.
Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc and the many museums will delight young and old.
The return journey, via the old N13, will reveal other surprises.
The German and American cemeteries will complete this day.
On the way to Arromanches
port d'Arromanches|batteries de La Longue|Oisters of Asnelles|biscuits of Asnelles|Port en Bessin|Bayeux
Perhaps the most varied of the walks.
We will discover the sites of the batteries of La Longue, the port of Arromanches, the biscuits and oysters of Asnelles, Bayeux and its tapestry and Port en Bessin.
The American cemetery can be included in this itinerary.
On the way to Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue
Sainte-Mère-Eglise|marais et bocage|Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue|Utah Beach
Starting from Sainte-Mère-Eglise (reached by the old N13), this walk will take you through the marshes and the Cotentin bocage to Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue: one of the most beautiful villages in France.
The return journey along the coastal road will reveal magnificent landscapes as you pass by Utah Beach.