Frequently Asked Questions
When are you open?
The Memorial is accessible all year round. The toilets are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Toilet opening times depend on the season and are publicised at the Memorial.
What is the address for my Sat Nav?
Please search for “13 Avenue Paul Poret, Ver-sur-Mer, 14114” on your Sat Nav.
Is there any charge to visit the Memorial?
The Memorial is free to visit. There is a small charge to use the car park (find out more here) and all of the funds raised go towards the ongoing maintenance of the Memorial and its grounds. You can also make a one-off donation at one of the donation terminals near the Memorial.
How long do I need to visit the Memorial?
We would recommend 90 minutes to visit the Memorial, giving you time to contemplate the events which took place on this site, learn the stories about some of those involved and to take in the beautiful Normandy coastline.
Can I download a map of the Memorial?
To help you make the most of your visit to the Memorial we have developed a free app which includes an interactive map featuring audio guides as well as many stories of the men and women whose names are engraved on the Memorial. It is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.
Are group visits allowed?
Groups are very welcome to visit the Memorial. We do not have staff onsite full time to welcome you but please contact us ahead of your visit and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note there is a €10.00 charge for coaches to park at the Memorial and this can be paid in advance. Find out more here.
Do you have toilet facilities?
There are fully accessible toilet facilities next to the car park. The toilets are typically open from 9am to 7pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, but please check the signs on the toilet doors for the most up-to-date information. There are no toilet facilities next to the Memorial. We have baby-changing facilities in the toilets.
Is there somewhere I can buy food?
There are no refreshments at the British Normandy Memorial but sandwiches and snacks can be purchased from shops in the centre of the village, just a five-minute walk away. There is a picnic area near the car park where you can eat. The closest restaurant is Le Sexton Côté Mer approximately a 20-minute walk from the Memorial.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome but they must please be kept on a leash at all times. You should take any dog waste away with you.
Can I help look after the Memorial?
By making a regular monthly donation, you can become a Guardian of the British Normandy Memorial and help preserve the site for future generations. Find out more here.
How can I get in touch with you?
If you take any photos during your visit please tag @BritishMemorial on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If your relative is remembered on the Memorial and you would like to share their story please get in touch with us via email: [email protected]. You can also email us with any other comments following your visit.