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The Cœur de Nacre destination, in Normandy

Courseulles-sur-Mer, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Douvres-la-Delivrande… discover 12 towns and seaside resorts between land and sea.

Bordered by long sandy beaches and punctuated by small authentic villages, the Cœur de Nacre destination offers visitors all the beauty of Normandy.

With its 12km of coastline, on the Cote de Nacre, Cœur de Nacre is dotted with five seaside resorts : Courseulles-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Langrune-sur-Mer and Luc-sur-Mer ; three of which are classified as “Tourist resorts”, and one of which has a fishing port and a fish market.

A real open-air museum, the history of the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 can be discovered with emotion on all the landing beaches of the Canadian Juno (from Graye-sur-Mer to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer) and British Sword (from Luc-sur-Mer to Ouistreham Riva Bella) sectors. The remains of the Atlantic Wall are still visible. The outdoor exhibition Dans leurs Pas (In Their Footsteps) presents the testimonies of those (civilians and soldiers) who lived through 6 June 1944.

A few kilometres from the coast, the small typical villages are nestled in the Seulles valley and in the Capricieuse valley. Walking paths cross these villages of character, such as Reviers, Anisy or Douvres-la-Délivrande, surrounded by green countryside. They can be discovered on foot, by bike or on horseback.

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The 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

In 2024, Normandy will commemorate and celebrate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The whole of Normandy will be called upon to honor the memory of these events and of the men and women who came from all over the world to liberate us. A regional mobilization to celebrate this ten-year anniversary. The Normandy Region will be at the rendezvous alongside the people of Normandy.

20 years of the Juno Beach Centre

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Credit : G. Wait

Canada’s only museum at the D-Day landing beaches, the Juno Beach Centre pays tribute to the 45,000 Canadians who lost their lives during the Second World War, including 5,500 in the Battle of Normandy and 381 on D-Day.

In 2023, the museum celebrates its 20th anniversary with a programme of commemorations and events :

  • From May 27 to June 18 : exhibition “I am 20 – Voices from the Juno Beach Centre”, exhibition “20 years in 20 photos”,
  • June 3 : 6pm : Musical performance of bagpipes & drums with military vehicles, 7 pm: Juno Beach Ball – Panama Swing Concert
  • June 4 : 4 pm: “Simply Two” concert
  • June 5 : 10 pm: Open-air cinema – Storming Juno
  • June 6 : 10:30 am: Canadian commemorative ceremony, 3 pm: Swing dance demonstration with Rock’N Go, 4 pm: Normandy Jazz Patrol Concert

Canadien Remembrance Route

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Credit : Juno Beach Centre

From the trenches in the First World War to the Dieppe Raid in 1942 and the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, the Remembrance Route and its memorial sites pay tribute to the 500,000 Canadian soldiers who fought to free the French on two occasions during the 20th century. Normandy and the Hauts-de-France are forever marked by the traces of fierce fighting. As we visit these emotional places, we remember the Canadians, our cousins from across the Atlantic, who made a decisive contribution to the Allied forces in both world wars.

Major events 2023

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Credit : Séverine Frères-Calvados Attractivité

Take advantage of the many festive, musical, cultural, artistic and sporting events organised in Cœur de Nacre throughout the seasons.

We have selected for you the highlights not to be missed. Whether you are with family or friends, there is no room for boredom !

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