Discover the landing beaches

Our campsite is the starting point to discover the D-Day landing beaches

Our campsite La Capricieuse is located at 50m from the landing beach Sword Beach.

This place is full of history since thousands of men landed on this beach on June 6th 1944. If you want to retrace these events, our sword landing beach campsite is a great place to start planning visits.
The Departmental Committee of Tourism has created 8 thematic routes to remember the landing of the Allies on these beaches in June 1944. They are materialized by road signs and information terminals. Their emblem is a stylized seagull in flight. They are marked out by the 60 museums, memorials and military cemeteries already in existence: 24 museums, 8 memorials or large commemorative monuments and 24 cemeteries (16 British, 5 German, 2 American, 2 Canadian, 1 Polish, and 1 French) totalling 96,000 graves.

Our campsite is ideally located to allow you to visit all these monuments dedicated to the Normandy landing beaches.

From Merville-Franceville to Bayeux :
Sword, Juno and Gold via Pegasus Bridge.

Sword Beach in Ouistreham

Camping and landing beach sword beach

Note that our campsite welcomes you near one of the landing beaches Sword beach, and you are ideally placed to visit all the monuments and museums dedicated to this event.

Under the orders of Commandant Kieffer, the N°4 Franco-British Commando landed on this beach. Sword Beach (also called Ouistreham) was chosen to host the international ceremony of the 70th anniversary of D-Day in 2014.
To visit:
Sword Beach
Museum of the Atlantic Wall the Bunker
No. 4 Commando Museum
The Juno Beach sector was the one assigned to the Canadians. On June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadians and 9,000 British landed.
To visit:
Juno Beach
Juno Beach Centre
Juno Beach at Courseulles-sur-Mer
Gold Beach in Arromanches

Take advantage of the camping to visit the Gold landing beach

Located in the center of the landing zone, Gold Beach was assigned to General Graham's 50th Northumbrian Division. In Arromanches, a large artificial harbour will be built. The remains of the artificial harbor can still be seen.

The D-Day Museum provides a detailed look at the design and construction of the port. Arromanches 360 offers a circular cinema that presents the complete history of the Battle of Normandy.
To visit :
Gold Beach
Museum of the Landing
Arromanches 360

From Carentan to Cherbourg :
Utah Beach and the port of Cherbourg.

Omaha Beach at Colleville-sur-Mer

Start from the campground to Omaha Landing Beach

If there is one place where the D-Day landings almost failed, it is on Omaha Beach, located in Colleville-sur-Mer. The heavy losses suffered by the American troops on D-Day earned it the sad nickname of Bloody Omaha.
Inaugurated in 1956, the Colleville American Cemetery was built in the heart of a 70-hectare area granted by France to the United States. 9387 tombstones perfectly aligned on a majestic grassy esplanade... The emotion is great, almost palpable.
To visit :
Omaha Beach
Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery and Visitor Center
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum
Overlord Museum

Camping near the landing beaches

It is impossible to talk about the D-Day Landings without mentioning the Pointe du Hoc. Pointe du Hoc was one of the strongholds of the German fortifications and was stormed on the morning of June 6th by Colonel Rudder's Rangers. She is a powerful symbol of the courage of young American soldiers. The site is an exceptional testimony to the violence of the fighting.
To visit :
Omaha Beach
Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery and Visitor Center
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum
Overlord Museum
The Pointe du Hoc in Cricqueville-en-Bessin

From Bayeux to Carentan via Saint-Lô:
Omaha Beach and the Pointe du Hoc.

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont at Utah Beach

Discover Utah Landing Beach from the campsite

Stretching from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to Quinéville, this sector was chosen by the Allies in order to be able to seize the port of Cherbourg more quickly. Built on the very spot where American troops landed on June 6, 1944, the Utah Beach Museum offers a complete chronological tour. The highlight of the collection is the "Star of the Museum", an authentic B-26 bomber.
To visit :
Utah Beach
D-Day Museum - Utah Beach