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80 years since the Provence landings

2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the Provence landings and the liberation of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region by the Allied forces. This major event is an opportunity to remember the sacrifice of the soldiers who fought for freedom and peace. Numerous events are being organised throughout the region to commemorate this anniversary. It is also an opportunity to visit the many places of remembrance in the region that bear witness to these key moments in our recent history.

Resistance, Operation Dragoon and the Liberation

In 1944, the Second World War was raging across Europe. In southern France, the Resistance was organising and preparing the ground for the arrival of the Allied forces. On 15 August, the big day arrived: the troops landed on the beaches between Toulon and Saint-Raphaël. Operation Dragoon was launched! Objectives: to liberate Provence, capture important ports and link up with Allied forces in Normandy. Two weeks of fierce fighting later, Provence was liberated. Today, many monuments and historical sites serve as reminders of the Resistance and the Liberation.

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