History comes alive in Normandy with the 80th anniversary of D-Day. From Honfleur to the farthest reaches of the region, immerse yourself in the key events of this exceptional commemoration. Discover an emotionally-charged program of local events, Normandy highlights and the prestigious D-DAY FESTIVAL, to honor the past and celebrate freedom.

80 years on: events for the 80th anniversary of D-Day around Honfleur



Commemorating 80 years since the Liberation of Pont-Audemer: An Immersive Historical Voyage

Take part in the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Liberation of Pont-Audemer, from May 1 to September 27. A bilingual interactive tour of the Second World War begins on May 1, accompanied by a treasure hunt at the Tourist Office. From August 1 to September 27, discover a poignant exhibition at the Galerie Théroulde. On the weekend of August 3 and 4, visit a period military camp and admire historic vehicles. On August 31, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the 1940s with an exhibition of civilian vehicles and a theatrical parade, followed by a concert ball hosted by Speakeasy and a period dress competition.



A tribute to history: Robert Capa exhibition at Trouville-sur-Mer

Discover the exceptional Robert Capaexhibition at Les Franciscaines, retracing the Allied landings in Normandy. Immerse yourself in the historic reportage of the famous photojournalist, and enjoy musical readings and a lecture in tribute to Gerda Taro.

Trouville-sur-Mer: Memory of Occupation and Hope for Freedom

From May 8 to September 21, 2024, plunge into the heart of history with the guided tour "Trouville-sur-Mer under the Occupation". Discover the daily life of the inhabitants during these dark years, marked by resistance and hope. From oppression to liberation, explore key moments, acts of courage and the town's rebirth after this tumultuous period.



Pont-l'Évêque remembers: Liberation Commemoration Day

On August 24, 2024, Pont-l'Évêque celebrates the 80th anniversary of its liberation. After the solemn tributes, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the era with an open-air play and a costume ball in the colors of 1944. The day culminates in a spectacular fireworks display. There are also open-air exhibitions and historical events, testifying to the city's gratitude to its liberators.


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Sainte-Mère-l'Église: At the heart of the D-Day commemorations

From June 1 to 9, 2024, immerse yourself in history at Sainte-Mère-l'Église, at the heart of the D-Day landing beaches. Enjoy an immersive experience with a series of festive events: concerts, musicals, vehicle exhibitions, and much more. Don't miss Camp Geronimo, an American re-enactment camp where you can discover numerous vehicles, demonstrations, shows from the 40s, and even take part in parades in period costumes. An unforgettable experience to relive the D-Day epic.


Colleville-sur-Mer: Plunge into history with the Chars Demonstrations

From June 2 to 8, 2024, Colleville-sur-Mer invites you to relive history with its dynamic tank demonstrations. at 11am and 3pm, come and discover the impressive heavy vehicles that marked the Battle of Normandy in 1944. Attend an exceptional demonstration featuring between 15 and 20 vehicles each day. A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this crucial historical period.


Arromanches-les-Bains: Unforgettable aerial show with the Patrouille de France

On June 8 at 3 p.m., Arromanches-les-Bains offers you anexceptional air show with the prestigious Patrouille de France. Don't miss this unique opportunity to admire the acrobatic prowess of these renowned aviators over the D-Day landing beaches. It's an emotional and proud moment, to be experienced with family and friends, as a tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.


D-Day Festival Normandy: An Ode to History on the Landing Beaches

From June 1 to 16, 2024, plunge into the heart of history with the D-Day Festival Normandy, a major event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings. Parachuting, parades, concerts, historical re-enactments, fireworks, exhibitions... More than 100 cultural and festive events await you on the emblematic lands of D-Day, offering an unforgettable experience of remembrance and celebration. Check out the program on the official website to make sure you don't miss out on this vibrant tribute to history.



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