Upon presentation of an adult ticket to one of our partners at the Airborne Museum’s desk, the visitors gets a 1€ reduction on his entry ticket. And conversely, upon presentation of an adult ticket to the Airborne Museum at one of our partners’ desk, the visitor also gets a 1€ reduction on his entry ticket. There is an exception for the Cité de la Mer, where the reduction is of 1,50€.
Our partners are the following:
Arromanches-les-Bains’ D-Day Museum
The D-Day Museum in Arromanches, created in the aftermath of the Second World War, was the first museum to commemorate the Landings. As early as 1945, local councils in the area of the Landings were meeting regularly to coordinate the necessary reconstruction: the Prefect of Normandy was presented with their proposals for urban and regional planning and development, signal monuments and commemorative plaques, and the organisation of anniversary ceremonies. The D-Day Commemoration Committee, founded in 1945, was tasked with the commemoration of 6 June 1945.
It was against this backdrop that the idea of building a museum in Arromanches to commemorate the Landings was first raised. The initiative came from former Resistance fighter Raymond Triboulet, Free France’s first sub-prefect, in Bayeux (Calvados) in 1944, later a minister under General de Gaulle. The D-Day Museum in Arromanches was inaugurated on 5 June 1954 by René Coty, President of the French Republic. By the time of its closure, in November 2022, the original Arromanches museum building had welcomed over 20 million visitors.
A major cultural asset for Calvados and the wider Normandy region, the D-Day Museum exists to present its collections to as wide an audience as possible, to bring to life the history of the Landings and, in particular, the construction of the Mulberry B artificial harbour, the remains of which can still be seen outside the museum.
Open every day from February to December, with a few exceptions (closed on December 24, 25 and 31). Annual closure in January.
- November – Décember: 10 to 12:30am / 1:30 to 5pm
- Mid-March – October: 9:30 to 12:30am / 1:30 to 5:30pm
- April: 9 to 12:30am / 1:30 to 6pm
- May – June – July – August: 9am to 7pm
- September: 9am to 6pm
- Easter week-end: 9am to 7pm
- Sunday: Open at 10am (sauf June, July and August: 9am)
- Adult: 12,70 €
- Child (6 to 18 years old) : 8,20 €
- Veterans/Servicemen or women: 9,70 €
- Adult: 9,20 €
- Child (6 to 18 years old): 5,60 €
1 free attendant for 10 students.
Attendent residual: 5,60 €
- Veterans/Servicemen or women: 7,10 €
- 36€ (2 adults et 2 children – 6 to 18 years old)
Additional child = 4€
The audioguide is included in the price
Length of the visit
Musée du Débarquement
Place du 6 juin
14 117 Arromanches-les-bains
Phone: +33 (0)2 31 22 34 31
Bénouville-Ranville’s Memorial Pegasus
Inaugurated on June 4 2000 by Prince Charles of England, the Memorial Pegasus is dedicated to the heroic acts of the 6th British Airborne Division, during the Battle of Normandy, from june to September 1944.
The Memorial Pegasus was erected in a few months under the umbrella of the D-Day Committee, chaired by Admiral Brac de la Pérrière, and accordingly to president founder Raymond Triboulet’s will. It is located in Bénouville-Ranville, between Caen and Ouistreham, in Calvados.
In October 2021, Jean Quétier was appointed successor of Jean-Marc Lefranc as president of the D-Day Committee.
The Memorial Pegasus proposes guided visits in a modern museographical space, for visitors to discover the 6th Airborne Division’s missions before D-Day.
Several hundreds of objects and photographs, moving historical remembrances of the region’s liberation are exhibited in the museum.
Bénouville’s original bridge, rebaptized Pegasus Bridge, is exhibited in the museum’s park, as well as a Bailey bridge, half tracks, cannons, and a full-scale replica of the Horsa glider.
The collections are constantly expanding, and all the artifacts exhibited are infused with history.
Open: from February 1st to December 15th, every day.
- February 1st to March 31st: 10am to 5pm.
- April 1st to September 30th: 9:30am to 6.30pm.
- October 1st to December 15th: 10am to 5pm.
- Adulte: 8,90 €
- Childent (8+), students: 5,50 €
Group (+20 persons)
Free for the attendants and the bus drivers. One free teacher for ten students.
- Adults: 6,90 €
- Children (8+), students: 4,90 €
Lenght of the visit
1 Avenue du Major Howard
Phone: 02 31 78 19 44
Cité de la Mer
Cherbourg’s La Cité de la Mer, France’s favorite monument of 2022
La Cité de la Mer is dedicated to Man and Sea’s adventure, and the emotions of the depths. The norman site was elected France’s favourite monument of 2022, thanks to its original building, the Transatlantic Liner Terminal, and the Redoutable submarine.
In the Great Gallery, one can follow the tracks of the explorers and machines that contributed to men’s adventure below the sea.
- Embark aboard the Redoutable*, for a unique experience, with a multilingual audioguide.
*For satefy reasons, children under 5 years old are not allowed to visit the submarine.
- Relive the final hours of the Titanic, with a new exhibition of items retrieved from its wreck, such as decorations, equipments, passengers’ personal belongings, coming spring 2023.
- Within the majestic Baggage Room*, discover the time when Cherbourg was nicknamed “Gateway to the Americas”.
*During liner stops, the Baggage Room isn’t available.
- In the Ocean of the Future, explore the planet’s last wild territory, with spectacular multimedia spaces, an abyssal aquarium, and fairy ponds.
- Two screenings* are available in the auditorium: « 20 days for Cherbourg » about June 1944, and “What the sea tells about Normandy”.
*In case the auditorium is unavailable, the screenings can’t take place. Access and schedules are indicated on the spot.
Open : from February, 4th to December 31st, 2023, everyday except on specific Mondays in March, November and December.
- Open: 10am – 6pm all year (full schedule on website CITEDELAMER.COM)
- July / August: 9:30am – 7pm
- Adults (+18): 19,00 €
- Children (5 to 17 years old): 14,00 €
- Free for all children under 5 (*)
- Reduced mobility people, students: reduced fares upon presentation of valid documentary proof
Lenght of the visit
4 to 5 hours.
La Cité de la Mer
Gare Maritime Transatlantique
Gps : Entrez « Allée du président Menut »
Phone: 33 (0)2 33 20 26 69
Website : https://www.citedelamer.com/en/