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Liberty Road - Milestone 00 - Utah Beach

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Liberty Road - La Voie de la Liberté

Liberty Road - Voie de la Liberté, a lasting commemoration of the Liberation of France!

Colonel Guy Vasselais is behind this Road that links Sainte-Mère l'Eglise to Bastogne in Belgium and was inaugurated on September 18, 1944.

The Liberty Road marks the route the 3rd US Army of General Patton and the French 2nd DB (armoured division) followed in 1944 during the Operation Cobra.

The historic breakthrough in the Cotentin Peninsula resulted in the liberation of Avranches on July 30, 1944 and suddenly changed the dynamics of the battle.

The breakthrough from Normandy to Metz - in Eastern France - took 54 days.

The Borne 00 - Milestone 00 is located on Utah Beach.

It marks the spot where General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. landed and decided to lead the assault from.

The Borne 0 - Milestone 0 is located in front of Sainte-Mère l'Eglise town hall.

These two milestones commemorate the inauguration of the road Utah Beach - Sainte-Mère-l'Eglise.

The milestones, sculpted by François Cogné, are placed at an interval of 1Km along the Liberty Road.

War Memorials:

Juno Beach: Bernieres-sur-mer - Corseulles-sur-mer - Graye-sur-mer - Douvres-la-Delivrande

Gold Beach: Arromanches - Ver-sur-mer

Sword Beach: Ouistreham-Riva Bella

The Landing Beaches:

Sword - Gold - Juno - Omaha - Utah

Rediscover all the landing beaches during the 75th Anniversary Commemorations

Coordinates: Milestone 00 on Utah Beach: Lat 49.413386 - Long -1.173743
Milestone 0 in Sainte Mère l'Eglise: Lat 49.409693 - Long -1.318452

Christian Dior collections Louvre 2017 exhibition

September 24 2020

Christian Dior, a famous inhabitant of Granville

Christian Dior was born in Granville, a coastal town of Cotentin in Normandy where his childhood home is now a museum dedicated to his creations
Port of Le Havre by Eugene Boudin

September 6 2020

Eugene Boudin, the painter of Normandy beaches

Eugene Boudin, a sailor's son who became one of the great Masters of Normandy seascapes and beach scenes and a precursor of Impressionism
Maison de Monet in Giverny

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Maison de Monet and gardens in Giverny

Maison de Monet in Giverny, the house and gardens the Impressionist Master transformed into a work of art and where he lived and painted for 43 years
Beny-sur-mer Canadian war cemetery - Stone of Remembrance during the 75th Anniversary commemorations

November 11 2019

Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery near Juno Beach

Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery, the burial-place of the soldiers who fell on Juno Beach and in the first days of the Battle of Normandy
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