80th Anniversary of the Normandy landings: Events not to be missed

Experience the emotion of the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings. Discover the exceptional commemorations that will mark this memorable year.

Step back in time and relive history with the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. From Fécamp to the whole of Seine-Maritime, discover the key events that will punctuate this commemorative year. Approved by the Normandy region, these events bear witness to the commitment of the people of Normandy to preserving the memory of the soldiers and civilians who fought for our freedom. Immerse yourself in a varied program, including popular festivities and the prestigious D-DAY FESTIVAL, promising a memorable experience for all visitors.

Fécamp celebrates the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings

Fécamp under Occupation: A Historical Plunge into the Heart of the Second World War.

May 5, 3pm to midnight.

As part of the 80th anniversary commemorations of D-Day and the Liberation, Fécamp invites visitors to relive history with the captivating event "Fécamp under Occupation". Scheduled for Sunday, May 5, from 3:00 pm to midnight, this theatrical immersion transports participants back in time to the Second World War. Based on authentic testimonials from Fécamp residents, it presents great anecdotes and little-known stories, staged by two actors in period costumes.

Tour 39-45: Discovering the remains of the Atlantic Wall in Fécamp

From June 8 to September 1, immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Fécamp's Atlantic Wall with the 39-45 tour. Every Wednesday and Saturday at 3pm, discover the impressive remains of the German fortifications built during the Second World War.

This guided tour takes you through Fécamp's coastal landscapes, where you'll discover the Cap Fagnet blockhouses, silent witnesses to the German occupation. These imposing structures reveal the strategic importance of the region during the conflict.

The visit continues with the discovery of a "sanitary shelter" dug into the cliff, offering a striking insight into the daily life of soldiers during the war.

Bring walking shoes and warm clothing for this 2h30 excursion, which will plunge you into the heart of Fécamp's military history.

Le Dormeur du Rivage" exhibition: Perspectives on D-Day

Plunge into the heart of history with the "Le Dormeur du Rivage" exhibition, presented by the Département de la Seine-Maritime from July 6 to August 25, 2024. through 44 captivating photographs by Jean-Christophe Ballot and poignant texts by Laurence Meiffret, discover the moving account of the soldiers at D-Day. Available free of charge in 12 communes, this exhibition offers a unique immersion in the past, enriched by meetings with the photographer and a program of reading activities.

Fécamp Libéré: A Commemorative Exhibition

Immerse yourself in history with "Fécamp Libéré", a commemorative exhibition running from July 8 to September 2. Retrace the poignant moments of Fécamp's liberation in 1944 through archives and photographs. Free admission.

Commemorative evening: The Liberation of Fécamp

On September 2, from 7pm to midnight, come and relive the jubilation and turmoil of the liberation of Fécamp. Manuel Martin of the Archives-Heritage Department presents a retrospective of the event, with archive documents and photographs from the Bergoin collection. Free entertainment.

Seine-Maritime en Mémoire: 80 years after D-Day

Exhibition: "Les Résistants derrière les Barreaux" in Le Havre

Discover the poignant exhibition on the lives of Norman resistance fighters in detention. Based on authentic archives, it pays tribute to their courage and sacrifice for freedom. Presented at the Musée du Prieuré from June 5 to September 8.

Dramatized tours in Le Havre: a plunge into the history of the Resistance

Discover Le Havre during the Resistance with two captivating theatrical tours. "Le Havre 1940-1944, années de Résistance" and "Annie, 10 ans en 1942" take you to the heart of history, offering poignant stories and moving testimonials.

Commemorative weekend: Celebrating the Liberation of Caudebec-en-Caux

Join us for an exceptional weekend of celebration and remembrance to mark the 80th anniversary of the Liberation of Caudebec-en-Caux, on September 7 and 8, 2024. On the program: ceremonies, military vehicle parades, 39-45 exhibitions, military camp, conferences and much more. An unforgettable event to relive the jubilation of the era.

Au Coeur de l'Histoire: Les Moments Forts de la Commémoration en Normandie (in French only)

Commemoration in Sainte-Mère-l'Église: Living History and Festive Events

From June 1 to 9, 2024, Sainte-Mère-l'Église comes alive to celebrate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. On the program: concerts, musicals, vehicle exhibitions, andCamp Geronimo, an American re-enactment camp with demonstrations, workshops, 40s shows, parades and more. A total immersion in history.

Commemoration at Colleville-sur-Mer: Tank demonstrations and military heritage

From June 2 to 8, 2024, Colleville-sur-Mer hosts a dynamic tank demonstration, highlighting the heavy vehicles used in the Battle of Normandy in 1944. Attend this exceptional presentation, bringing together between 15 and 20 vehicles each day, to relive the region's military heritage.

Patrouille de France aerial show at Arromanches-les-Bains

Don't miss the breathtaking show put on by the Patrouille de France in Arromanches-les-Bains on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 3pm. Admire the aerial prowess of this prestigious formation, paying tribute to the courage and determination of the Allied forces during the Second World War.

D-Day Festival Normandy 2024: Celebrating History and Freedom

From June 1 to 16, 2024, the D-Day Festival Normandy celebrates heroism and freedom on the D-Day beaches and historic sites of Normandy. Attend parachute drops, parades, concerts, historical re-enactments, fireworks displays, exhibitions and much more. A not-to-be-missed event with almost 100 festive and cultural events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

For further information, click here to visit the Normandy region website

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For further information, visit the Normandie Tourisme website


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