The British Normandy Memorial is located just off the D514 in the commune of Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados. It is about 25 minutes from the outskirts of Caen or Bayeux. If you are using a Sat Nav please use the address: 13 Avenue Paul Poret, Ver-sur-Mer, 14114. Vehicular access to the Memorial is from either Courseulles (to the East) or Arromanches (to the West) and along the D514 coast road in order to avoid approaching Ver-sur-Mer from the South.
The local roads are narrow and winding and, in some places, impassable for larger vehicles (coaches, camper vans or cars towing trailers). Therefore, please follow the local tourism signs as you get close to the Memorial rather than your Sat Nav. The Memorial is accessible to cyclists by using the cycle path and there are cycle hoops to lock your bike to as cycles are not permitted within the Memorial itself.
Arromanches to Memorial
Ver-sur-Mer to Memorial
There is a fee of €3 for parking and tickets are valid all day. The fee is payable at parking machines on site and all funds raised go directly towards the ongoing maintenance of the Memorial. You can find out more about how to support the preservation of the Memorial here.
The Memorial is situated approximately halfway between Caen and Bayeux rail stations, both served by local trains and regional services from Paris. Car hire is available at the train station in Caen. Bus services run from both Caen and Bayeux rail stations to Ver-sur-Mer.
The number 3 bus runs from Caen Bus Station to Courseulles-sur-Mer, stopping outside the Memorial Entrance in Ver-sur-Mer. The number 74 bus runs from Bayeux to Ouistreham, also stopping outside the Memorial Entrance in Ver-sur-Mer. Please check the local bus timetables to help you plan your journey before visiting.
Please note: bus services do not stop in Ver-sur-Mer on Sundays.
Taxi services are available from Caen and Bayeux.
The closest airport is Caen Carpiquet, approximately a 30-minute drive from the British Normandy Memorial. Car hire is available at the airport.