I am sure this page will grow and grow over time, but to kick it off, here are some personal offerings of WWII attractions in the Normandy area. In a hectic ten days of July 2005 I managed to visit over 30 sites in Normandy and take in some great deserted biking roads to boot. If you want to find any information on WWII places to visit in the normandy area start at this site It lists nearly all of the WWII attractions in the area.
Some brief details of the places shown:-
Pegasus Bridge was the site of the British airborne landing that kicked off D-Day for the British. Opposite the bridge is the Cafe which was the first building liberated on the 6th June 1944. Crisbeq is the location of the Marcouf gun battery which has only just recently open to the public. St-Mere Eglise is a small sleepy village which hosts a museum dedicated to the American Airborne troops that liberated the town on D-Day. The museum houses many artifacts (including a Dakota and a Waco glider), from WWII, and has two cinemas which show rare archive film of the invasion. The photo on the right shows one of the two parachute shaped buildings which house the collection.
The American cemetery at Colleville is a must see. Nobody visiting can fail to be moved by the sight of so many graves all bearing the inscription "Killed, 6th June 1944". Truly moving. The Mulberry harbour museum contains many models showing how the famous artificial harbour was constructed and operated. Further up the hill from Arromanches is the new 360 degree cinema which shows a great film which gives you a real feel for the sounds and action that happen on D-Day, A must see if your in the area.
The Grand Bunker at Ouistreaham houses a fantastic exhibit of just how a German fortified 4 story bunker must have been during the war. It is complete with all its original equipment and if you can manage the ladder to the roof viewing area, the view over the "Sword" beach is well worth the effort.
For non WW2 visitors there is the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Bayeux, built in the latter part of the 11th century, which is a splendid example of French architecture. It has many beautiful stained glass windows which have got to be seen to be truly appreciated.