This outdoor exhibition, accompanied by a free web application, tells the story of the men and women who experienced the Normandy Landings on 6 June 1944.

Their names are Léonard, Thomas or Françoise, they are Canadian, British, French and German, soldiers or civilians, and they were present on the Normandy beaches in June 1944.

Some landed on Juno Beach, others lived on the Côte de Nacre and had been waiting for the Allies for many months.

They tell us what they experienced and reveal the images that have stayed with them forever… the fear, the anxiety, the noise, the bloody battle, the arrival of the Canadian soldiers with their funny accent and finally the joy of being liberated.

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Each outdoor kiosk features testimonials from soldiers and civilians, the story of the liberation of the village and archive footage.

The exhibition takes the form of a historical and memorial trail through 7 towns in the Juno Beach and Sword Beach area :

  • Courseulles-sur-Mer – Quai des Alliés, opposite the merry-go-round
  • Bernières-sur-Mer – Place Marcel Ouimet, opposite the Intermarché supermarket
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer – 1 rue Pasteur, opposite the tourist office
  • Langrune-sur-Mer – 22 rue de la Mairie, between the church and the town hall
  • Luc-sur-Mer – Place de l’étoile, next to the chemist and optician
  • Douvres-la-Délivrande – Place Lesage, next to the Basilica
  • Reviers – car park of the Canadian military cemetery, on the D35

Web app


The web application complements the outside exhibition.

It features never-before-seen content, including testimonials from civilians, Allied soldiers and a German.

It also lists nearby tourist attractions.

  • Free application,
  • no download required,
  • audio, video and text testimonies,
  • available 24/7.

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