Musée à Ciel Ouvert


The Musée à Ciel Ouvert, or open sky museum, is a 50km circuit around Sainte-Mère-Eglise and Utah Beach covering 10 important sites that were key places in the D-Day landings. Pick up a visioguide, equipped with GPS, from the Sainte-Mère-Eglise Tourist Office. The device has audio comments and testimonials, archive images and videos relating to each site on the tour.

Each visioguide rented requires a 250€ deposit and is 8€ for the day. You also need to produce an identity card.

Places to visit nearby

Carentan in Normandy is a quaint town surrounded by vast wetlands and marshes teeming with wildlife - but it is most famous as the site of the Battle of Carentan during the Battle of Normandy in WW2.

Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.

Coutances in Normandy is an historical market town, set amongst beautiful countryside and close to the coast, that is famous for its beautiful cathedral.

Nearby attractions

The American Airborne Museum tells the story of the American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions who took part in the night raids on the eve of the D-Day landings.

Discover the way of life of Norman country folk in days gone by in this 17th/18thC farm museum. Take a look at their homes and working quarters including a dairy, wash house, bakery, cowshed and cartwright's workshop.

The Azeville battery with its 4 Schneider cannons was at the heart of the action during the D-Day Landings on Utah Beach in June 1944. Explore the 350m of underground passages using an audioguide and see a film about the...