Since the area of historical interest extends over 80 km of narrow roads, a loose
agenda for your visit saves time and nerves. Build in a little free time, too, as
some of the best experiences in Normandy happen while wandering on back
roads and stopping at less-publicized spots. Look for a sign bearing the symbol
of a dove for attractions related to the DDay landings, and remember the
French spell D-Day as "Jour-Jâe" (pronounced as "zhour-zhay").
A reasonable approach is to start at Caen or Arromanches and work westward
toward St. Mere Eglise.
Departure: Leave the KMC after school/duty hours, arriving in Normandy in
Day 1: Visit Caen, Pegasus Bridge, and Arromanches (British/Canadian Areas)
Day 2: Visit Omaha Beach, Colleville Cemetery, and Pointe du Hoc.
Day 3: Visit Utah Beach, St. Mere Eglise, and Grandcamp Maisy
Day 4: Spend half a day moving back eastward and leave for the KMC after
The same agenda can be covered in a busy 3 day weekend by eliminating the
area of least interest. The Bayeux area is the most central location if you don't
want to move from place to place every night.
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