1944 Historical Trail

Carentan
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Trips and Tours

The 1944 Historical Trail is a 40 km circuit in the Carentan area that takes in 13 sites that were important in the battles to free this sector following D-Day.

20,000 US troops were dropped on D-Day in a triangle between Carentan, Saint-Mere-Eglise and Utah Beach. Their mission was to protect the troops landing on Utah Beach and seize the town of Carentan to link up the front. The battle to liberate the sector from the German paratroopers was fierce and the Allieds finally completed their mission on the 12th of June.

Maps of the route are available for free from the Carentan Tourist Office and the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Centre.The tour usually takes around 3 hours but you can travel at your own pace with your car.

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Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.