Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is in the Calvados department in the south of Normandy. This is where the American and British soldiers landed on June 6, 1944 at 6:30am. We are in the Omaha area where nearly 3,000 soldiers were killed. At 200 meters from the beach, there is the Omaha Beach memorial where one can relive the experience of landing on this beach and at the Pointe du Hoc (long-range artillery allowed the Germans to defend Omaha Beach – put out of service by 250 rangers supported by aircraft after two days of fighting).
Throughout its history, the beach of Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is known as Omaha Beach. It is divided into two zones: the western part is supervised in the summer season and the eastern part is more untamed with the appearance of dunes and green cliffs.
On the seafront, there are monuments in memory of the liberation and the landing including a sculpture named “Les Braves” directly on the sand.
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is inseparable from its two neighbours. To the east, Colleville sur Mer Beach is a continuation of that of St Laurent dominated by the American cemetery. To the west, Vierville sur Mer Beach was the area of the landing of heavy machinery.
100 Rue De La 2Ème Infanterie Us
1.1 km from the city center
Route de Saint Laurent
1.9 km from the city center
Vacation Rental, starting at € 89
Route du Cimetiere Americain
2.1 km from the city center
Hotel, starting at € 70
84 Boulevard de Cauvigny
2.2 km from the city center
Grandcamp Maisy is a Norman seaside resort in the department of Calvados near ...
Longues sur Mer is located in Normandy in the department of Calvados 8 km north ...
Arromanches-les-Bains is a “must-see” in Normandy. Yet little known! This ...
Located between Arromanches les Bains and Asnelles in Normandy, the village of ...
Located in the department of Seine-Maritime, Dieppe, nicknamed the city of the ...
Emblematic of Normandy, extravagant and chic, Deauville attracts and fascinates ...
In Normandy, the Albâtre Coast is one of the most beautiful coasts of France. ...
The seaside resort of Veules-les-Roses has the peculiarity of being traversed by ...