It was at Carentan/Saint-Côme-du Mont where so much was at stake after 6th June 1944 for the success of the Landings. It was imperative to link the Landing Beaches of Utah and Omaha. For ten days the American parachutists launched a concerted attack on the German paratroopers who had been ordered to defend the town to the last.
Set in the heart of the parachute zone and the battlefield at Carentan, Dead Man's Corner Museum is located in the former German command post and houses many remnants from the combat.
Two museums can be found in Saint-Côme-du-Mont: the D-Day Experience exhibits the American side and Dead Man's Corner Museum, the German perspective. They tell the story of the liberators of Europe through an interactive route with the possibility to take part in virtual experiences and simulations.
In a very particular setting, each object, the result of considerable research, tells the individual story of one man. A very different style of museum where the emphasis is placed on the authenticity and quality of the objects displayed.
Duration of the visit: from 2 hours
There is a large free car behind the museum.
An amazing seven minutes of a simulated take off and flight, from an airfield in England to the flak-filled skies above 1944 Normandy
A 36-minute long movie is composed of a remastered version of Pascal Vuong's documentary D-Day Normandy 1944 for the first part, and a new short film dedicated to the battle of Carentan for the second. Relive the days that changed the world for ever. The Normandy landing is vividly brought to life!
There is a large gift shop in the black building, and an excellent militaria shop in the old building.
There are well-maintained toilets in the black building next to the gift shop.
Adults: 13.00 € two museums (including the flight simulator)
Children under 18: 9.00 € two museums (including the flight simulator)
3D Movie extra charge
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