Musée America Gold Beach

Bayeux
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Museums

The town of Ver-sur-Mer saw 2 important events in the 20th century, both of which are explored at the Musée America Gold Beach. In 1927, the first airmail flight between the US and France crash-landed in the sea off Ver-sur-Mer. The aircraft was called America. Later, on 6th June 1944, the British 50th Infantry Division landed on the beach code-named Gold Beach in the D-Day Landings.

Displays including scale models, slides and archive photographs, as well as objects from the landings, showcase the events of the British landings on Gold Beach. Guided tours in English, French or Spanish are available by appointment.

Nearby attractions

This museum is the only one on the D-Day Landing Beaches to be dedicated entirely to the role played by Canadian troops in the Second World War.

A moving and peaceful memorial to those Canadian soldiers who lost their lives at Juno Beach and in the days following the D-Day Landings.

The Arromanches 360 cinema is an immersive experience with 9 screens showing a high definition film with archive footage of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy.

The Musée du Débarquement was the first museum built to commemorate D-Day and the Normandy Campaign and overlooks the remains of the Mulberry B Harbour.

Places to visit nearby

Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne.

Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.