In 2024, we celebrate the Normandy landings 80th anniversary. The region hosts many moving ceremonies to pay tribute to the heroes of war and commemorate their sacrifice. You can fully enjoy this historic moment by staying at Castel Camping du Brévedent in June 2024. The campsite is just 1 hour from Ouistreham and 1h15 from Bayeux.

Many events will be organised not only in June but througout the year. We have chosen our favourites for you. It is necessary to remember and celebrate this important historical event. It did of course shape the world we know today.

Les Braves in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach.

We highly recommend the international ceremony on June 6th at Omaha Beach. It will be among the best events of the Normandy landings 80th anniversary. This ceremony brings together veterans, world leaders and thousands of spectators for a moment of solemn recollection and reflection. You can attend this ceremony in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, in Calvados, 1h15 from Castel Camping Le Brévedent. Don’t forget to register in advance if you want to attend!

The Flame of Freedom ceremony is another major event that takes place at Utah Beach, 1h30 from Camping du Brévedent. This symbolic ceremony pays tribute to the American soldiers who took part in the landings. A D-Day veteran lights the flame of freedom to remind future generations of the courage and sacrifice of these men. Everyone will remember this memorable moment in 2024.

Normandy landings 80th anniversary.
Normandy landings 80th anniversary.

Do not miss the ceremony at the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer during the commemorations of 2024. This cemetery is located on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and is home to the graves of more than 9,000 fallen American soldiers. The commemoration ceremony there is both solemn and moving. Speeches, laying of wreaths and moments of silence in honor of the missing soldiers.

Discover the whole program to help you plan your visit to the landing beaches here.