The first time I went to Normandy I was amazed that anyone made it ashore on D-Day. Those cliffs are high, and the beaches are wide. It’s humbling.
Add another to your list, should you find yourself in Normandy: the Musée de la Paix in Caen. It’s a singularly powerful testimonial to the heroism, savagery, and sacrifice of World War II, as well as a lasting tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to peace. I was last there in 1991, and still remember it as if it were yesterday.