157. Juno Beach Centre, France

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Why

Juno Beach, France does not look anything like it did back on D-Day, June 6, 1944 when the Canadian Troops stormed it. Today, there is a memorial to the soldiers who died there. This makes it worthwhile visiting. It’s a very somber place…

Juno Beach Centre, France - Juno Beach

Juno Beach Centre, France – Juno Beach

 

Juno Beach Centre, France - Juno Beach

Juno Beach Centre, France – Juno Beach

Where

Juno Beach, France is located on the northwestern coast of France due slightly northwest of Paris on Juno Beach. The area is called Courseulles-sur-Mer.

How To Get Here

By Train

The SNCF serve the region with service from St. Lazare station in Paris. Take the train to Caen and then take a special bus that takes you through the scenic French countryside to Juno Beach.

Juno Beach Centre, France - Gare St. Lazare

Juno Beach Centre, France – Gare St. Lazare

 

Juno Beach Centre, France - Gare de Caen

Juno Beach Centre, France – Gare de Caen

By Plane

The closest airports are in Paris, then take the train and bus combination out to Juno Beach area via the St. Lazare station in Paris. The airports serving Paris are: Charles-de Gaulle (CDG), Orly (ORY). While you can use Beauvais (BVA), it will take considerably longer. You may also fly into Rennes (RNS) or Tours (TUF).

The following airlines has service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG):

Adria Airways (JP), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Aeromexico (AM), Aigle Azur (ZI), Air Algerie (AH), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Europa (UX), Air Astana (KC), Air Austral (UU), AirBaltic (BT), Air Berlin (AB), Air Canada (AC), Air Caraibes (TX), Air China (CA), Air Corsica (XK), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air Madagascar (MD), Air Malta (KM), Air Mauritius (MK), Air Serbia (JU), Air Seychelles (HM), Air Tahiti Nui (TN), Air Transat (TS), Alitalia (AZ), All Nippon Airlines (NH), American Airlines (AA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), ASL Airlines France (5O), atlasglobal (KK), Austrian Airlines (OS), Azerbaijan Airlines (J2), Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), BMI Regional (BM), British Airways (BA), brussels airlines (SN), Bulgaria Air (FB), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Cobalt (CO), Croatia Airlines (OU), Czech Airlines (OK), Delta Air Lines (DL), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Egyptair (MS), El Al Airlines (LY), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), EVA Airways (BR), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Gulf Air (GF), Hainan Airlines (HU), Iberia Airlines (IB), Japan Airlines (JL), Jet Airways (9W), Jetairfly (TB), Jet2.com (LS), Kenya Airways (KQ), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Kuwait Airways (KU), LATAM (LA), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Mahan Air (W5), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Middle Eastern Airlines (ME), Montenegro Airlines (YM), Neos Air (NO), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Nouvelair (BJ), Oman Air (WY), Onur Air (8Q), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Air Morac (AT), Royal Jordanian (RJ), SAS (SK), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Smart Wings (QS), SunExpress (XQ), Swiss Airlines (LX), Tarom (RO), Thai Airways (TG), Tunisair (TU), TunisAir Express (UG), Turkish Airlines (TK), Turkmenistan Airlines (T5), Ukraine International (PS), United Airlines (UA), Ural Airlines (U6), Uzbekistan Airways (HY), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Vueling (VY), Wow Air (WW) and XL Airways France (SE).

The following airlines has service to Paris-Orly Airport (ORY):

Aeroflot (SU), Aigle Azur (ZI), Air Algerie (AH), Air Caraibes (TX), Air Corsica (XK), Air Europa (UX), Air France (AF), Air Malta (KM), Alitalia (AZ), British Airways (BA), Corsair International (SS), Cubana Airlines (CU), Eastern Airways (T3), EasyJet Airlines (U2), flybe. (BE), French Blue (BF), HOP! (A5), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), Iran Air (IR), Jetairfly (TB), Norwegian Air (D8), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Royal Air Morac (AT), TAP Portugal (TP), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Transavia (HV), Transavia France (TO), Tunisair (TU), Twin Jet (T7) and Vueling (VY).

The following airlines has service to Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA):

Air Moldova (9U), Blue Air (0B), Ryanair (FR), Volotea (V7) andWizz Air (W6).

The following airlines has service to Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport (RNS):

Aer Lingus (EI), Air France (AF), Chalair Aviation (CE), Darwin Airline (F7), flybe. (BE), HOP! (A5), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jetairfly (TB), Smart Wings (QS), Volotea (V7)and Vueling (VY).

The following airline has service to Tours Val de Loire Airport (TUF):

Ryanair (FR).

By Bus

The area is served by a local bus from the nearby town of Caen.

Juno Beach Centre, France - Bus in Caen

Juno Beach Centre, France – Bus in Caen

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

No.

Where To Stay

I did a day trip from Paris via Caen by train and local bus, but you can stay at a local hotel in the nearby town of Courseulles-sur-Mer.

Juno Beach Centre, France - Courseulles-sur-Mer

Juno Beach Centre, France – Courseulles-sur-Mer

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

You can find plenty to eat at the nearby town of Courseulles-sur-Mer.

Juno Beach Centre, France - Courseulles-sur-Mer

Juno Beach Centre, France – Courseulles-sur-Mer

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

At Juno Beach, you walk along the beach as well as visit the monument. Lots to see and lots to think about while there. You can read more about the Canadian and British troops that landed on this beach.

Juno Beach Centre, France

Juno Beach Centre, France

 

Juno Beach Centre, France - Sherman Tank

Juno Beach Centre, France – Sherman Tank

 

Juno Beach Centre, France - Sherman Tank

Juno Beach Centre, France – Sherman Tank

 

Juno Beach Centre, France

Juno Beach Centre, France

 

Juno Beach Centre, France

Juno Beach Centre, France

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tours offered by Viator for the region, they include Tours out to the Beach.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

==>> Trip.com has some additional information.

 

Additional Information

Language: French

Currency: Euros (EUR)

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