Even if you are not into history this place is a must visit on your French itinerary. Its really hard to explain the ambience of the place and the peacefulness of Omaha Beach.

 

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

Even with kids this is a really good experience to have. There are old relics from the D-Day landings around and being French there are no safety rails or warnings about falling down a viewing hole. Which for kids makes it even more exciting!

A bunker

A bunker

Old Viewing Holes

Old Viewing Holes

 

A visit to the famous cemetery will leave you feeling blessed for these brave men who lost their lives so tragically. Be careful through when the albeit good looking french gardener starts to yell at you in french. He was simply trying to tell me to get off the grass before the sprinkler came on…..I obviously didn’t get it and was drenched by the hose!

American War Memorial Cemetery

American War Memorial Cemetery

Watch out for garden sprinklers

Watch out for garden sprinklers

 

 

I would highly recommend visiting the Museum first then heading out to the beach. Along the coastline there are many places you can stop to visit historic sights.

Along the coastline

Along the coastline