The brewery-restaurant “l’estaminet” at Sainte Marie du Mont is located on the firstly liberated village by American landing troops from Utah Beach on June 6, 1944 at dawn. Every year, in June, passionate and curious people come together with motorized gear and military uniforms for some, cameras for others.

table dans la salle d'entrée

In a pretty setting, you can enjoy a drink or a meal whatever the season. If you choose the terrace, you will be sheltered from the wind often present near the sea coast. The boss and his employees will be happy to welcome you. The brewery-restaurant “l’estaminet” at Sainte Marie du Mont is located at a strategic crossroads to go:

– East to Utah Beach, landing beach of American troops June 6, 1944

– West to Sainte Mère Eglise church, place of the first US parachutes preceding the landing

– south stands Carentan city, the troops next aim

– north to the city of Cherbourg, but also Saint Vaast La Hougue rich of an ancient history with its protecting Vauban towers.

l'église vue depuis l'estaminet

You will surely be captivated by the beauty of this small square in the center of which sits the church at the remarkable pace. Do not hesitate to visit it, you will find traces of the landing and historical objects. If you go there around August 15th, you will be able to take part in the animations which take place through the village:

– commemorative trail running between Utah Beach and Village Square

– funfair (fête foraine)

– parade of floats and the three most beautiful 17 years old girls of the village elected by the vote of the inhabitants

– fireworks

Estaminet : An estaminet is originally a drinking establishment, synonymous with coffee, but usually serving beer and also offering tobacco and traditional games. They are located in Belgium and in the North of France. Estaminet (Wikipedia)

(*) At the Estaminet you will find: – Terrace – Room service – Parking in the street – Customer parking – High chairs available for babies – Mastercard and VISA accepted – Access for disabled  people.

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