Spirit of 1944 is a unique guest house, near the Word War II landing beaches in Normandy, France, that aims to take you back to the atmosphere of the 1940s but with all the modern comfort.
We are located in La Cambe, Calvados, between two former temporary advanced airfields constructed by the USAAF’s 9th Air Force during World War II in support of the invasion of Europe.
Spirit of 1944 is like a museum with hundreds of authentic articles from the USAAF, US Navy or US Army, the atmosphere is cozy, comfortable, and unique.
The guest house has a comfortable reception room with a log burner, and a bar where coffee, tea, cider, D-Day beer are proposed.
Spirit of 1944 can suggest daily itineraries and visits of the World War 2 landing beaches, museums and sites and provides maps and guides.
After a day’s visit, weather permitting, you will be able to enjoy the garden and relax in the hot tub, or in the garden lounge.
Laurent and Patricia, the owners, will be pleased to assist you to make your stay even more comfortable and enjoyable.
Note that the guest house has been designed for adults only.
Patricia Kiefer and Laurent Gaudin currently offer three guest rooms on the first floor of the farmhouse:
Built on the very spot where American troops landed on June 6, 1944, the museum tells the story of D-Day in ten sequences, from its preparation to its successful conclusion.
Stormed on the morning of June 6 by Colonel Rudder's Rangers, it was one of the strong points of the German fortifications on the coast. Today, the site is a reminder of what an artillery battery was, with its fire direction post, casemates and shelters...
A must-see when visiting the Normandy beaches, it features the graves of 9,387 fallen soldiers, the chapel, the memorial and the garden of the missing.