Memorial de Bruneval

Landmarks and Historic Buildings

On the night of February 27th - 28th 1942, 120 British soldiers from the 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment were dropped over the Cap d'Antifer to carry out and assault on a radar station. Operation Biting - the first airborne operation carried out by the Allies in occupied France - was a success. A new memorial, inaugurated in 2012 in the commune of Saint-Jouin-Bruneval, pays tribute to these heroes.

Places to visit nearby

Etretat in Normandy is a charming town famous for the stunning cliffs of Etretat on the Alabaster Coast.

The residence of the first Dukes of Normandy until 1204, Fécamp is a pretty seaside port on the Alabaster Coast that is known for the Benedictine liquer made at the palace here.

After serious devastation during the WW2 bombings, Le Havre has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to become a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site for its post-war architecture.

Nearby attractions

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