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Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial

Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 31 51 62 00
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Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of Normandy, this cemetery contains the graves of 9,386 American soldiers who died at Normandy and a touching memorial to another 1,557 whose bodies were never recovered.
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Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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This is a beautiful site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches. This cemetery is very sobering when you realize how many of America's young finest men in the prime of their youth were killed in their efforts to save France and the rest of Europe from...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my favorite stop on my trip. So well cared for and beautifully put together. You've done well by those resting there.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What an experience to walk along the rows and rows of Americans who gave their lives to help secure freedom here. Humbling, and a must do. Try to time your visit during the flag ceremony, which was at 4:00pm when we were there. It will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking along row after row of the 10,000 graves of Americans, who gave their life for the freedom of Europe is a humbling experience. The sight of these white crosses, with their view of Omaha beach where they landed, blows your mind.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This will surely be high on the agenda on any history enthusiasts visiting the D-day landing beaches. One cannot express via an image or through words the sight as you look onto the cemetery. The crosses stretch almost as far as the eye can see,...More

Thank James19941
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see pilgrimage for any American, wandering the grounds here above "Bloody Omaha", really gives one the sense of sacrifice that was required to defeat Hitler. The visitor center makes the experience personal with testimonies from survivors and those who were lost in the...More

Thank tosl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally made it to visit, after years of saying we would go. Very well maintained, paying the rightful respect to the sacrifice that others gave for us. The underground displays were very good, with lots of details on events and people. Well laid out. Standing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The second time I have visited here. The visitor centre should be first on the agenda. It is incredibly informative and tells the story of the events not only of D-day but events throughout the conflict. Walking through the grounds after looking at the memorial...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed by the size of the cemetery, the number of graves, and the upkeep of the site. There are a lot of graves, some of the more important one like FDR's son are sequestered. He died a little after D-day in his fifties....More

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Solemn, somber, haunting, majestic, sad, dignified and beautiful are all words that can be used to describe this cemetery, where close to 10,000 service members are buried in graves that are precisely lined up so that no matter which way you look all the headstones...More

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LoveCruis-n
29 March 2018|
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Response from cabinwoman | Reviewed this property |
One of the greatest travel experiences of my life was to Normandy but we were on a bus. If your question is about the train, I can’t help you.
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Sally H
8 November 2017|
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Response from RetireonPEI | Reviewed this property |
My thinking is Bayeux is the closest. I did the same a few months back, train from Paris to Bayeux and based there for a few nights. I did organized tours and they all run from Bayeux. If you are renting a car options are... More
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Mary K
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Response from Yvonne D | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a museum there very interesting, showing actual films, just sit and listen, gives you time to think about what they went through , hope the s helps you x
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