Let us meet in 2024 to commemorate together the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy.
We will honour the memory of the men and women who fought to free France and Europe.
With 94 memorial sites and places of visit, 44 museums, 21 memorials and natural sites and 29 cemeteries, remembrance tourism was still the number one theme for visits in Normandy in 2019 among all the sites and places of visit in Normandy.
Festivities to celebrate freedom regained
The 7 tourist offices of the D-Day landing beaches organise the D-Day Festival Normandy every year. Parachuting, re-enactments of military camps, liberation balls, bagpipe parades… more than a hundred festive, cultural and family events are offered to Normans and tourists to celebrate freedom and peace.
Another major event is the Normandy World Forum for Peace, which will take place in Caen on 28 and 29 September 2023 :
Numerous events will be organised in Normandy and, in particular, on the D-Day landing beaches between 1 March and 15 October 2024.
A sound and light show involving 2,500 drones on the evening of 1 June 2024 will be presented simultaneously on the 5 D-Day landing beaches (5 times 500 drones).
An international ceremony in tribute to the civilian victims and martyred towns will be organised.
Each commune is in the process of drawing up its own programme. The list of ceremonies and events will be available shortly.