In Caen there is a II World War Museum. It is quite interesting, but if you do not have much time problably it is better to visit the landing beaches or the historic war places.
The church is very strking and sits on the main square. Just a short walk from the Tapistry. Lots of small shops in the surrounding area.
Just a short walk from the Bayeux Tapistry is a quaint watermill that no longer mills. It pretty much just sits there and lets the water run around it. But it was picturesque.
Sword beach was where the Canadians landed and was relatively lightly defended. There are not really hills surrounding overlooking the beach and the beach is a short distance to cross.
Row after symetrical row of crosses and Stars of David, set across acres of perfectly kept lawn. Every one of these stones marks a life and a story. It's an overwhelming sight.
They say the greatest and most encompassing WWII museum is in nearby Caen. But when you cannot make it there, this Arromanches D-Day museum is a fine *runner up.*
Route du Mont Saint Michel, BP 8, Mont-St-Michel, Basse-Normandie, 50170, France
Good for: Solo
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