Le programme des 80 ans du débarquement - du 1er au 16 juin 2024

The program for the 80th anniversary of the landing - from June 1 to 16, 2024

Feb 07, 2024Nicolas Ancellin

This program will be regularly updated

The year 2024 will mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, a historic moment of commemoration and celebration in memory of this crucial event of the Second World War. Normandy, with the support of the Normandy Region, is organizing a series of events running from March to October 2024, highlighting the legacy and sacrifice of those who participated in the Battle of Normandy. Here is an overview of the commemoration program, which promises to be rich in emotions and educational and commemorative activities.

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Key Events Program

Saturday June 1 - Sunday June 16, 2024

  • D-Day Festival Normandy will be held from June 1 to 16, covering the entire coastal area of ​​the Landings and the Battle of Normandy, including major sites such as Pegasus Bridge, Sainte-Mère-Église, Ouistreham, Arromanches, the Pointe du Hoc, and the five Landing Beaches (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, Sword).

Thursday June 6, 2024

  • International ceremony in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Omaha Beach), accessible only by invitation, in the presence of heads of state and veterans.

Other Notable Events

  • International Peace March in Utah Beach, with times to be confirmed.
  • Freedom Marathon in Caen, the 37th of the name, taking place as part of the Normandy Running Festival.
  • Various commemorative ceremonies in Néhou, Sainte-Mère-Église, Ranville, and other key locations, including concerts, liberation balls, and international airdrops.
  • Activities, gatherings, and exhibitions at the Normandy Victory Museum from June 1 to 12, with exhibitions of emblematic tanks, old military vehicles, and historical reconstructions.

Useful information

To take full advantage of these commemorations, special tickets and passes are available, such as the DDAY80 ticket for the Normandy Victory Museum, offering access from June 1 to 12, 2024 at a price of €18.

The festivities will also include fireworks, concerts, balls, and more, spanning several months to pay tribute to this surge of fraternity and freedom.

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