Each year around 6 June, the tourist offices of the Landing Beaches area invite you to celebrate freedom !
During the D-Day Festival Normandy, visitors will enjoy a popular program of festive and cultural events to mark the anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944.
he D-Day Festival Normandy takes place along the entire coastline of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, from Pegasus Bridge to Sainte-Mère-Eglise, including Ouistreham, Arromanches, Pointe du Hoc, and of course the five iconic sectors of Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach.
Parachuting, parades, concerts, historical re-enactments, fireworks, exhibitions, projections, etc. The festival offers nearly 100 popular, cultural and festive events.
Find the complete program on :
The 2022 events proposed on Cœur de Nacre :
Reconstitution of a military camp from 3 to 7 June at Bernières-sur-Mer,
La Berniéraise, 4 June, Bernières-sur-Mer : large sailing and rowing boats with landing in front of the Maison des Canadiens to pay tribute to the soldiers who landed on 6 June 1944,
Freedom March on 4 June at 9.45 am from Langrune-sur-Mer to Bernières-sur-Mer, by Chantal Sablerie,
Parade of military vehicles and musical performance by pipe bands, on 5 June, 1.45pm in Luc-sur-Mer (place du Petit Enfer), 3pm in Langrune-sur-Mer (place du 6 juin), 4pm in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (square des Canadiens), 5pm in Bernières-sur-Mer (place du 6 juin), 6.15pm in Courseulles-sur-Mer (in front of the Juno Beach Centre),
Walk in the footsteps of the Canadians, 5 June at 9.30 am, departure in front of the old station of Bernières-sur-Mer, 17 km loop, by Chantal Sablerie,
Vintage day in Douvres-la-Délivrande on 11 June from 11am to 2pm: bicycle parade followed by a parade of military vehicles with costumed people, aperitif and concert,
Festive weekend at the Station Radar 44, Douvres-la-Délivrande, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June: reconstruction of a military camp, exhibition of period vehicles, demonstrations of military communication equipment with English and French radio amateurs, catering on site,
In their footsteps exhibition : 7 story booths in 7 communes to discover the stories and testimonies of civilians and soldiers who lived on 6 June 1944 on Juno Beach and Sword Beach. Web application dansleurspas.com for more video testimonies,
Exhibition from Dieppe to Juno, 80th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid at the Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-sur-Mer,
Tribute to Marcel Ouimet, Bernières-sur-Mer: Marcel Ouimet, war correspondent for Radio Canada, landed on 6 June alongside the Canadian soldiers. He followed them throughout the liberation and transcribed his experience in correspondence to his girlfriend. Thanks to the work of Jean-Baptiste Pattier, historian and journalist for France Télévision, these letters will be presented to the public as part of a route from the beach to the Place Marcel Ouimet, taking in the “war correspondents’ house” and the Georges Regnauld Park. Through 15 panels, walkers will be able to discover a selection of 15 letters relating the liberation of Bernières, Caen, Rouen and Paris,
Remem’Bernières: 2 memorial routes on the tracks of the Canadian regiments on 6 June 1944, in Bernières-sur-Mer, punctuated by panels and QR Codes.
The international ceremony will take place in Bernières-sur-Mer, on the Canadian sector of Juno Beach on 6 June 2022 at 4.30pm. A giant screen will be set up just off the Place du 6 juin (îlot des Français), to broadcast the ceremony. The French Air Patrol will pass over Bernières-sur-Mer at 16:40.
Find all the details you need concerning commemorative ceremonies here :