Press Release

How to participate in a commemorative ceremony ? Traffic conditions for the 6th of June 2019 In their footsteps D-Day Festival Normandy 75th anniversary of D-DAY

How to participate in a commemorative ceremony ?

CEREMONIES

Since the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, until the solemn signing of the act of surrender on May 8, 1945 in Berlin, the joint action of the Allied Armies and the French Resistance enabled France to regain freedom.

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8h30 am – Ver-sur-Mer : Franco-British ceremony ; laying of the foundation stone of the British memorial in the presence of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.

Accreditations by the British Embassy : see the note in the “Media Resources” area
Contact : Press service – Tess Mendibe 01 44 51 33 39

09.15 am – Sainte-Marie-du-Mont : Danish ceremony ; presence of a French minister

Accreditations : information to come
Contact : Press service – 09 63 53 29 78

10:00 am – Bayeux : British ceremony at the Cathedral ; presence of a French minister

Accreditations by the British Embassy : see the note in the “Media Resources” area
Contact : Press service – Tess Mendibe 01 44 51 33 39

10:30 am – Arromanches : Dutch ceremony ; presence of a French minister

Accreditations at the Embassy of the Netherlands : information to come
Contact : Press service – 01 40 62 33 00

11:00 am – Saint Clement : Norwegian ceremony ; presence of a French minister

Accreditations at the Norwegian Embassy
Contact : Press service – 01 53 67 04 00

11:00 am Osmanville : Franco-American ceremony ; presence of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic

Accreditations by the US Embassy : https://www.abmc.gov/press/media-credentials-request
Contact : information to come

12:00 – Courseulles-sur-Mer (Juno Beach) : Canadian ceremony ; presence of Mr. Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister

Accreditations : vac.ddaymedia-mediajourj.acc chez canada.ca
Contact : Press service – Marie Cousin – 01 44 43 22 58

12:15pm – Bayeux : British ceremony at British War Cemetery of Bayeux ; presence of a French minister

Accreditations by the British Embassy : see the note in the “Media Resources” area
Contact : Press service – Tess Mendibe +33 (0) 1 44 51 33 39

4.30 pm (estimated time) – Colleville-Montgomery : French ceremony, in honor of the Kieffer commandos, presided over by the President of the French Republic

6.30pm – Courseulles-sur-Mer (Juno Beach) : international ceremony, presided over by Mr. Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister

Accreditations : information to come
Contact : information to come

More information : https://75ans-liberation.fr/en/press-area/

Traffic conditions for the 6th of June 2019


A sticker is needed on the 6th of June.


Map of the main roads that will be closed.

To know more about traffic conditions on the 6th of June 2019 :

Calvados Prefecture website (only available in French)

Press release of the Calvados Prefecture (only available in French)

In their footsteps

They are called Léonard, Thomas or Françoise, they are Canadian, British or French, soldiers or civilians and they were here in June 1944 on our Normand beaches.

Some landed on Juno Beach, others lived on the Côte de Nacre and had been waiting for the Allies for long months ; they tell us what they lived through and show us the images that stayed in their minds, and will forever… The fear, the anguish, the noise, the bloody battle, the arrival of the Canadian soldiers with their funny accent and the joy or being freed.

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Landing, the Terres de Nacre Tourist Office and the Juno Beach Centre are proud to announce, from April 2019, the start of the outdoor exhibition circuit “In their footsteps”, that pays homage to the actors and witnesses of the Second World War.



Document à télécharger


Press Release : In their Footsteps (.pdf)

D-Day Festival Normandy

Each year since 2007, D-Day Festival Normandy has been offering a program of festive events for the anniversary of the Allied Landings of 6th June 1944. In 2019, for the 13th edition of the D-Day Festival Normandy, the tourist offices of the D-Day Landing Beaches present their area at its best :jazz concerts, military fairs, reconstitutions of military camps, fireworks...

Download the complete programm of the D-Day Festival Normandy

More information about the D-Day Festival Normandy

75th anniversary of D-DAY

Many events will take place in May and June 2019 to celebrate the 75 of anniversary of D-DAY and the battle of Normandy.

Parades, fireworks, military camp re-enactment, concerts... find a list of main events in the elcosed press release.

Other events are detailled on : www.ddayfestival.com