Ouistreham is a major part of Normandy's rich history. In prime place, the museums which abound in the area testify to Ouistreham's prime role in the D-Day Landings.
Take the time to visit :
- The Atlantic Wall Museum at Ouistreham,
- The Bayeux American Cemetery,
- The Caen Peace Memorial,
- The The Pegasus Bridge Memorial
- The Arromanches Second World War Museum.
But Normandy is also famous for the imperishable print left on the region by its most famous son William the Conqueror like :
- The Bayeux Tapestry made by Queen Mathilde to record for posterity the Norman Conquest of England.
- The Abbaye aux Dames dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
- The Abbaye aux Hommes dedicated to Saint Etienne where the body of William the Conqueror rests.
- Caen Castle and its fortifications which house today the Museum des Beaux Arts.
Visit also the archaeological sites in the area :
- The Museum and archaeological site of Vieux La Romaine,
- The Normandy Museum at Caen.