Normandy Launches New App and Bus Line for the D-Day Anniversary



Normandy Launches New App and Bus Line for the D-Day Anniversary

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings that took over the shores of Normandy in June 1944. To ease visitors’ experience over the summer, the Normandy tourist board and region have launched a smartphone app as well as a special bus line.

Explore Normandy Pass

Normandy Tourism, with the support of the Normandy Region, announced the launch of the “Explore Normandy Pass,” dedicated this year to Remembrance Tourism. This innovative digital solution offers an enriched exploration of the cultural and historical wealth of Normandy.

The app has a free version and a paying one. With a free account, users can access exclusive and engaging content about the pivotal year of 1944, immersing themselves in historical narratives and exploring new insights into the events that changed the course of history.

The Premium version, priced at just 1€ offers extra perks:

  • Easier visits: Plan and navigate your visits between remembrance tourism sites in Normandy with ease. The app helps users create tailored itineraries that maximize their historical exploration.
  • Discounted entry fees: Enjoy reduced rates on entrance tickets to numerous paid sites and in the shops of D-Day and Battle of Normandy museums. The Explore Normandy Pass is available in both French and English, making it accessible to a broad audience. To obtain your pass, visit

D-DAY Line shuttle bus

From May 13 to September 30, 2024, the D-DAY Line shuttle bus service will operate daily, allowing visitors to travel along Omaha, Gold, and Juno Beaches. This service connects key D-Day sites, providing a convenient and comprehensive way to explore the historic beaches and landmarks of Normandy.

Operating from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, the shuttles links significant sites including Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery at Collevillesur-Mer, and the Juno Beach Centre. It also connects with Bayeux via coach lines 120 and 121, whose timetables aligns with the D-DAY Line services, allowing visitors to explore a wide array of historical sites throughout the area.

For more information about the D-DAY Line, visit

Lead photo credit : Memorial sculpture on Omaha beach in Normandy © shuttertsock

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