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Driving directions from Caen train station to Normandy Beach

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Driving directions from Caen train station to Normandy Beach

Hello,

Will be traveling by car from the train station. Does anyone know the quickest route from the station to the beaches. Thanks

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1. Re: Driving directions from Caen train station to Normandy Beach

If you go to www.viamichelin.com you can get detailed driving instructions, rather optimistic times, and estimated costs for any road journey in Europe.

However, you should certainly get yourself one of the excellent Michelin maps covering this area. There are many minor roads around the beaches (which cover a lot of coast) and it is easy to get lost if you do not know which road you want to take. A GPS might help, too.

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2. Re: Driving directions from Caen train station to Normandy Beach

The previous poster gave you the best advise for driving directions. As you plan your trip, you also might want to check out Frommer's Driving book: The Best Loved Driving Tours of Northern France; there are quite a few excellent drives for visiting the sites and places with good routes and pacing guides for the Normandy area

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3. Re: Driving directions from Caen train station to Normandy Beach

I wouldn't rely on GPS to get you around. We have one, know the beach roads very well and quite frequently the GPS takes you on some very strange and roundabout routes!! The Michelin yellow maps are by far the best thing to get you around.

If you follow signs from Caen to Ouistreham (car ferry port) you will be at the eastern end of Sword beach. From there just keep heading west and you will do the full length (50 miles) of the D-Day beaches.

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4. Re: Driving directions from Caen train station to Normandy Beach

What do you mean by "the beaches". Sword beach is just 10 miles to the North. Omaha is 30 miles West and Utah is 70 miles away tucked around the Vire estuary on the bottom of the Cotentin peninsula.

If you mean Omaha, the quickest route is towards Bayeux then carry on past Bayeux to Formigny where Omaha beach is indicated.

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