Enjoy your camping vacation to visit the landing beaches of June 06, 1944 and the many museums that trace the Battle of Normandy. Your tour will take you to the artificial port of Arromanches, the tip of the Hoc, the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, and of course the beaches of Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Gold Beach and Juno Beach. Here is a list of some museums on the landing near the campsite.

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Airborne Museum of Sainte-Mère-Eglise:

30 minutes from the campsite, the Airborne Museum is the largest museum in Europe dedicated to American paratroopers (82nd and 101st Airborne divisions) who jumped on Sainte-mère-Église on the night of June 5 to 6, 1944.

The Airborne Museum makes you relive the day of June 6 by boarding a C-47 plane alongside American paratroopers. Imagine being parachuted into Normandy in the midst of fighting, like the famous soldier John Steele, who clings to the church steeple.
You will also visit an exceptional collection of historical objects and hyperrealistic graphics of the tablet.

Fighting France: The role and fate of soldiers
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During your holidays at the campsite La Gallouette, treat yourself to a special partner to purchase your discounted tickets: Adult (from 17 years old): 8.90 € instead of 9.90 €, Child (from 6 to 16 years old) : 5.50 € instead of 6 €, Under 6: free at the reception of the campsite.

 

Memorial of the refounded freedom of Quinéville:

20 minutes from the campsite, the museum traces chronologically the major events of the Second World War in Normandy and the daily life of the French under occupation through a space Museum of 1 000 m² with life-size scenes, with more than 75 civilian and military models, numerous vehicles and an authentic blockhouse built into the course.

The village of Quinévile is one of the most important landmarks in the history of the landings at Utah Beach. The objective of the Allies was to take the village on D-Day in order to progress rapidly towards Cherbourg for the allied supply. But the American soldiers had to face tough fights against the German defense installed especially in the batteries of Azeville and Crisbecq.

D-Day Experience

30 min from the camping Manche La Gallouette, live a unique adventure at D-Day Experience in Saint-Côme-du-Mont, a few kilometres from Sainte-Mère-Eglise. This interactive museum is down with history, it is made up of many spaces of visit :

  • Board a real C-47 and fly over the Marais of Cotentin around Carentan thanks to a flying simulator. Put yourself in WWII soldiers shoes, on 6th of June, few minutes before airdroping on Nomandie coasts.
  • Enter in Dead Man’s Corner museum, this house/museum was a confrontation post between German and American during WWII. Nowadays a particular atmosphere is still ubiquitous.
  • Discover the novelty of 2019 on the occasion of 75th anniversary : IMAX cinema will takes place in D-Day experience museum !

To make the most of your stay in Cotentin, the 4-star campsite La Gallouette offers you a special partner offer with the D-Day Experience. At your request, the camping Saint Vaast la Hougue, will give you coupons discounts of 1 € to 5 € discount per ticket according to the spaces you will visit.

Utah Beach Landing Museum in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont:

At 35 minutes from the campsite, the museum is located on the site of a former German bastion that was destroyed by the American assault force on Utah Beach on the morning of June 6, 1944. To be seen: a copy of the American bomber Martin B 26 “Marauder ” With only a few copies left in the world, a collection of objects, vehicles, German and American War materials, a space is also dedicated to the 101st Division American airborne that liberated the area of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

If you have time, discover also the museums located at 1h of the campsite such as the Museum of the landing of Arromanches, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy in Bayeux, not forgetting the memorial of Caen which illustrates the history of the 20th century, the Treaty of Versailles To the fall of the Berlin wall through exciting museum routes.

If you are looking for a campsite near the landing beaches, check the availability of the campsite * * * * La Gallouette and book now your chalet, Mobil-Home or camping location in the English Channel.