If you can go to the beaches, go before France collapses or the Muslims take over. Check them out. The topography is off because of vegetation growth, but the beaches are narrow, and at some points, the rise up that cliff looks so steep. The towns are still quiet, rinky dink towns. Driving out there, you'll see a bombed out stone church or old farmhouse. At the British landing beach where they built the artificial harbor, the giant pieces that created that artificial wonder are still there. A great book on the invasion is Ambrose's book. It was recommended by one of my grandfathers that served and went in D+2 or D+3. If you do ever go, pay attention tot he massive re-organizing of the ground that the bombardment of the coast performed. Holes big enough to swallow you up still there. Be sure to walk the entire length of the cemetery. Realize that's one cemetery for one campaign for one nation in one theater of one war. Civilization is built on a mountain of skulls that men sacrificed for you.