Pointe du Hoc
One of the most spectacular D-Day site is la Pointe du Hoc, which cliff American GIs climbed on D-DAY to secure the site held by a German battery. Hundreds of bombs craters and several bunkers can still be seen today!
The visit of the American cemetery can be associated with a visit and tasting of cider and Calvados at Ferme de la Sapiniere, which is on the way to the cemetery.
At the heart of Saint-Mère-Eglise, facing the steeple on which John Steele landed, the Airborne Museum is dedicated to the memory of American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions who parachuted into Normandy on the night of June 5–6, 1944.
Pushing further one can go to Utah Beach and its Museum.
On the way back, a very moving site can be visited :
Angoville au Plein
A 12th century church in which two WW2 medics cared for over 80 wounded Germans and Americans on D-Day. The heroics of the two medics, Bob Wright and Kenneth Moore, are commemorated by the town in the church’s stained glass windows. The wooden benches are still stained with blood from when they were used has hospital beds. This church is off the beaten path of beachside memorials, but well worth the drive, which affords an opportunity to weave through the beautiful Normandy farms and view their infamously high hedgerows.