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D-Day Beaches

D-Day Beaches can be visited on excursions from Caen. D-Day beaches tours add fun and excitement to the Caen Tours. D-Day Beaches in France in Europe is an interesting place to be as it offers an ample of opportunity to have fun all around and know the historical significance of the place.
D-Day beaches
The main beaches that comprise of the D-day beaches are the Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and the Sword Beach. The names of the beaches are still linked to their wartime code names. Every coastal town has its war museum. The D-Day beaches are backed by gentle dunes and are infamous for the fact that it took 100,000 soldiers' lives.

Sword beach is situated on the eastern most fringe of the five beaches that stretch from Ouistreham to Luc-sur-Mer.

D-Day Remembrance Ceremony is held with great enthusiasm at the Juno Beach. Juno Beach is situated near the Bernières-sur-Mer. Juno beach is five miles in width and comprises of the towns of St. Aubin-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer and Courseulles-sur-Mer.

Gold Beach, another important beach of the D-Day beaches is also more than 5 miles in width and includes the towns of La Rivière, Le Hamel and Arromanches.

Omaha Beach also famous as the American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, is overlooked by bluffs which rise to a height of 150 feet and command the beaches. These bluffs hold strong defensive positions that had been fortified by the Germans with concrete gun emplacements, anti-tank guns and machine guns. Within a mile on the rear part of the beach lies the fortified villages of Colleville-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer and Vierville-sur-Mer.

Next comes the Utah Beach which is situated at the western most part of all the five beaches.

D-Day beaches earned its name from the D-Day for the event that took place on the June 6, 1944, when Allied troops landed at the Norman coast which is situated between the mouth of the Orne and Les Dunes de Varneville on the Cotentin Peninsula.