Landing Beaches D-DAY 44

The Allied landing beaches in Normandy represent five beaches used during the landing on June 6, 1944 during the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. Because of their historical and symbolic importance, a candidature for inscription of the Beaches on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) was submitted in January 2018 by the French Government. This candidature is currently being examined.

The beaches are, from west to east:

American sector:

Utah Beach;

Omaha Beach

Anglo-Canadian Sector :

Gold Beach;

Juno Beach;

Sword Beach.

In addition to the sites on the beaches themselves, a number of sites are also proposed for world recognition such as Pointe du Hoc, the Longues-sur-Mer battery, the Winston Churchill artificial harbour and the underwater remains off the beaches.