Normandy D-Day Landings
Le Cormoran campsite is located opposite the Normandy World War II D-Day beaches and just a few yards from Utah Beach. It adds a historical dimension to your holiday at the campsite where you’ll get chance to discover the secrets and stories surrounding the liberation of Normandy. Make the most of your holiday on this part of France’s coast to explore the Normandy D-Day Landing beaches. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or just want to find out more, you’re in for a unique experience walking in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought for freedom. Commemorative sites, museums, even guided tours of the exact places of combat, you’ll relive moments of world history in total immersion.
Le Cormoran campsite at the heart of D-Day
Just under 6 miles from Sainte-Mère-Eglise and a third of a mile from Utah beach, the campsite is situated within easy reach of the places that made World War II D-Day history. Take the time to discover them during your holiday in one of our mobile homes or on one of our pitches.
On the seacoast, Le Cormoran is the ideal location for combining sightseeing and relaxation on a 5-star campsite. Spend the day exploring these historical sites then come back to relax in a mobile home or in our indoor heated swimming pool.
At the heart of the Cotentin region, you’ll be staying in the ideal setting for a holiday that all the family will enjoy. Take the pick from our large range of mobile homes for a top quality D-Day break.
Normandy history at the heart of your holiday on the historic sites of the D-Day landings
Explore the memorial sites. Beaches, vestiges and commemorative monuments will tell you the story of the events that took place on June 6th 1944. Due to its incredible logistics, the Normandy D-Day landings, code named Overlord, is considered one of the biggest military operations in history. Create your own D-Day tour along the Normandy coast thanks to the differents sites suggested below. We also give you some tips to choose your campsite near Utah Beach.
D-Day Landing sites & beaches
On June 6th 1944, the Allies landed on the Normandy coast with the mission to liberate Europe. Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword … these were the code names used for the D-Day landing beaches. Many vestiges of the Battle of Normandy have been preserved to this day. Located opposite the Utah Beaches, the campsite is just 4½ miles from the Crisbecq German battery at Saint Marcouf de l’Isle.
Observe the remains of the artificial harbor Mulberry at Arromanches to become aware of the extent of logistics that was deployed at the time. In the Bessin you will also find the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy in Bayeux which traces the battles that followed the D-Day. Take the opportunity to visit the cemeteries and historical sites that pay homage to the soldiers, such as the Normandy American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer. Many sites are open to visit all along the coast of Nacre in Calvados and around the city of Caen.
The D-Day museums
Get more insight into the massive military operation code named “Overlord“, and visit the wide range of museums dedicated to D-Day. The Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise, only 5½ miles from the campsite, recounts the epic tale of the 101st and 82nd Airborne parachutists. Retrace the adventures of the soldiers that were airdropped over the Normandy villages.
Not far from the campsite you’ll also discover the D-Day Landing museum at Utah Beach (Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), the Quinéville Liberty museum, the D-Day Experience in Saint-Côme-du-Mont, the Liberation museum of Cherbourg and the Zeppelin hangar of Ecausseville. Take time to visit the Dead’s Man Corner which offer a rich collection of objects that belonged to the men of the 6th German Parachute Regiment. They established in this same place their command post to resist to the American offensive.
D-Day guided Tour
Embark on a journey in time with Normandy Discovery Tours. During the space of a half or a whole day, the norman guides will lead you through the epic tale of the World War II soldiers, and particularly the airborne troops. Whether on a private or group tour, a D-Day specialist will help you gain new insight into all the places of historical interest. Anecdotes, soldiers’ letters… emotion-packed moments are guaranteed.
Enjoy a private guided tour in a genuine 1944 Willys Jeep thanks to the Normandy Jeep Tour, exploring the major D-Day landing sites in Normandy. It’s an original way to spend family time in the French countryside accompanied by a guide who’s there to share his passion for WWII history with you and tell you all you ever wanted to know about the D-Day battles.
Every year around June 6th, many festivities are organised in this part of France to celebrate the anniversary of the Normandy D-Day landings. It’s an international event which fills the towns and villages surrounding the D-Day beaches with people from all over the world. Along with the official commemorative ceremonies that take place you can see reconstructed camps, military vehicle parades, conferences, exhibitions… Don’t miss the famous parachutings! Not to mention the village dances, concerts and firework displays that celebrate the restoration of peace.
You will find many campsites immersed in the heart of D Day, from 1 to 5 stars, situated in the Normandy to organize your tour. Choose a rental such as a mobile home or why not a little more unusual accommodation like a yurt or a wagon. Most establishments offer rentals (mobile homes, chalets …) and camping pitches for holidays with family, couple or on your own. Campsites will welcome you with great pleasure for your discovery of history.