3-6 April 2022 - Caen, France

Each year, the annual LRE Forum organised by the LRE Foundation brings together members, partners and tourism stakeholders to hear updates from experts, network, and attend specialised travel trade events.

The 2022 edition, organised in collaboration with the Region of Normandy, and Normandy Tourism, is designed to encourage partners and stakeholders to develop new ideas and practices through a selection of exciting activities:

The 2022 edition

LRE Conference stage

LRE Member Seminar
4 April

A great occasion to meet with other members, exchange ideas and best practices across the network and hear the Foundation’s latest updates on past projects and upcoming plans.

LRE Conference Libeskind Vector 2

LRE Conference
4 April

An event to inform and inspire all the Foundation’s stakeholders with interesting in-depth keynotes, panel discussions and outstanding speakers.

LRE Gala

LRE Gala
4 April

A special dining event for the members of the LRE Foundation, its key partners and sponsors. 

LRE Expo booth

LREXPO
5 April

A thematic trade show where representatives from remembrance sites, museums, and tourism destinations network with the travel trade stakeholders to offer unique tourism products and to form partnerships to reach a broader international audience.

Mulberry harbour in Arromanches

Site Visits in Normandy
5-6 April

Pack your comfortable shoes and get ready to explore the beautiful landmarks of Normandy. Guided tours will be organised to visit the landing beaches and many of the museums and memorials telling the stories of D-Day and Operation Overlord.

Venues &
Directions

The LRE Member Seminar, the Conference and Expo
will take place at:
Moho – 2 rue de la Gare, 14000 Caen

The LRE Gala will take place at:
The Normandy Region, Abbaye aux Dames
Place Reine Mathilde, 14000 Caen

Travel to Caen

By train

Caen is located two hours by train from Paris, with direct trains leaving the capital from both Paris Gare Saint-Lazare and Paris Gare Montparnasse stations.

See the national train network Oui SNCF for more information. 

By plane

Normandy has three international airports nearby – Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly and Nantes International Airport, with daily flights from destinations worldwide.

Two of the region’s domestic airports, Caen-Carpiquet and Deauville, also run regular international flights. 

By car

Caen is easily reachable by car, please consult Google Maps to find the most convenient route for you.

Disclaimer
Covid-19

The LRE Foundation is committed to monitoring and complying with European, national, and local health regulations to ensure a safe event for participants and all those involved. In the unfortunate case that further restrictions will be imposed to slow down the spread of the virus and we will be required to cancel the event in Normandy, we will inform the attendees as soon as possible and elaborate an online alternative for our valued audience.

In the meantime, please confirm your interest in attending the event(s) by registering below. Doing so will help us estimate the number of participants and organise the events in the best and safest way. Should you be unable to attend the event due to any circumstances, cancellation is possible until Friday, 18 March.

Co-Organisers

Institutional partners

The LRE Foundation has been supported by the National Fund for Peace, Freedom and Veteran Care (vfonds) in the Netherlands since 2012. The vfonds is a strategic partner of the Foundation since, for many projects.

The LRE Foundation has been supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and its Embassy in the Hague (The Netherlands) since 2020, with a focus on the Liberation Route Europe Trails project.

An event organised in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

This event is not organised by the French Government. It is however authorised by the French Government to use the emblem of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Look back
at the 2021 edition