"Covering the west flank of Omaha Beach" Vierville-sur-Mer by Pavlik_NL

Vierville-sur-Mer Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 24 photos

Now-a-days the beach here is great

The Western part of Omaha beach stretches out from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Vierville-sur-Mer and is now-a-days a pleasurous place to be. The beach is wide and offers sun bathers more then enough space, children more then enough sand and swimmers refreshing waters, to have fun in/with. However, after a few hundred meters, the sea is restricted, as still here are items of war laying on the bottom (mines, scrap metal, ammunition etc.). Now-a-days silent witnesses of the hell that once raged over these beaches during the D-day landings. It's hard to imagine when your driving along this part of Normandy or are laying in the sun in summertime.

Monuments to commemorate

There are several monuments along this part of Omaha Beach. Varying from simple placques telling a specific story, to larger sculptures or columns with detailed texts that cover the story of the D-day landings here. As well near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer as in Vierville, there are also small museums, based on collections of memorabilia that were left behind after the battle went North-Eastwards.

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