Enjoy your stay or your holidays in Normandy to participate in the many celebrations and celebrate the freedom.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day, come and take part in the commemorations in tribute to the numerous civilian and military victims and attend the festive events for the peace found around Saint Vaast la Hougue from May 25 to June 16, 2019 as part of D-Day Festival Normandy.
Located on the east coast of the North Cotentin, the port of St Vaast, 300 meters from the campsite, was the first French port released by the allies on June 21, 1944. Due to its geographical position just north of Utah-Beach, he allowed the delivery of supplies for the allied troops.
Thus, since St Vaast la Hougue, you will be able to shine in the heart of the history of the D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
-A few kilometers south of the campsite along the coast of the Channel to Calvados, you will be immersed in the atmosphere of Normandy landings commemorations from the beaches of Utah Beach, Omaha, Sword, Juno and Gold Beach .
-By heading towards the interior of the Cotentin and Carentan swamps, you will not miss to visit Sainte Mère Eglise made famous by the American paratrooper, John Stell, hanging on the steeple of the village church. The opportunity also to understand the German defensive strategy by visiting the batteries of Azeville and Crisbecq in Saint Marcouf, German historical sites.
– a little further north, 30 minutes from the campsite La Gallouette, crossing the Val de Saire, go to Cherbourg! The city of Cherbourg transformed into a fortress by the Germans was the subject of a decisive battle to regain a deep port to carry live and equipment. From Utah Beach and after cutting the Cotentin Peninsula in two, American soldiers commanded by General Collins, reconquered the city and the port of Cherbourg. After 8 days of fighting that will mobilize all forces, naval, air and land, it was the first victory of the Allies since the D-Day.
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