Statues of soldiers advancing, representing the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Behind the statues, the French and American flags are flying, and a replica of a landing craft used during the Normandy invasion.

The D-Day Beaches

The D-Day Beaches, emblematic historical sites of World War II, are must-visit destinations for history enthusiasts. In Normandy, the beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword were the stage for Operation Overlord on June 6, 1944, marking D-Day. Later, on August 15, 1944, Operation Dragoon saw the Allies land in Provence, in the south of France. For a rich and comfortable experience, stay at Appart'City aparthotels, ideally located near these historic sites. By choosing Appart'City, you benefit not only from quality accommodation but also easy access to the D-Day Beaches, allowing you to delve into the fascinating history of these memory-laden places.

View of a remnant of an artificial harbor on the beach at Arromanches in Normandy, France. This harbor, used during the D-Day landings, rests on the sand at low tide, with the sea in the background under a blue sky."

Your Stay in Caen

To discover the other Normandy landing beaches, Appart'City Caen Centre is ideally located. Omaha Beach, famous for the fierce resistance encountered by American troops, now houses the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer and the Overlord Museum (about 45 km from Caen). Gold Beach, assigned to British forces, is marked by remnants of artificial harbors and the D-Day Museum in Arromanches-les-Bains (about 28 km from Caen). Juno Beach, where Canadian forces landed, is celebrated by the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, which offers exhibitions detailing their crucial contribution to the Allied victory (about 20 km from Caen). Finally, Sword Beach, the easternmost of the landing beaches and the objective of British troops, is close to the Battle of Normandy Museum in Bayeux (about 30 km from Caen) and the many monuments scattered along the coast.

Les Braves monument on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. This modern sculpture, honoring the soldiers of the D-Day landings, stands on the sand with flags of several Allied countries in the background under a clear blue sky.

Proximity to Utah Beach from Appart'City Cherbourg

Stay at Appart'City Cherbourg Centre Port to be close to Utah Beach, located on the east coast of the Cotentin Peninsula (about 45 km from the aparthotel). Utah Beach is one of the beaches where American forces landed on June 6, 1944. The Utah Beach Museum offers an immersive dive into the events of that decisive day, with interactive exhibitions and authentic artifacts. This place is ideal for history buffs who want to explore one of the most emblematic sites of the Normandy landing.

Commemorative monument on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, with flags of several Allied countries, including Poland, Canada, and the United States, flying in the background under a clear blue sky.

Explore the Provence Landing Beaches from Appart'City

For the landing beaches of southern France, Appart'City aparthotels in La Ciotat, Marseille, and Nice offer an excellent starting point. Operation Dragoon, the landing in Provence, began on August 15, 1944, on the beaches of Lavandou, Cavalaire-sur-Mer, and Saint-Tropez. These sites commemorate the liberation of southern France with museums, monuments, and historical reenactments. Stay at Appart'City La Ciotat to be close to the beaches of Lavandou (about 85 km) and Cavalaire-sur-Mer (about 110 km), or at Appart'City Marseille Centre to visit the landing sites of Saint-Tropez (about 145 km).

Your stay close to the D-Day landing beaches!

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