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Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial

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Address: Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of...

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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Half-Day Small-Group Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux
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Private Full Day American Sector Guided D-Day Tour from Bayeux
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D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Private Round Trip

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A great church in the open fields

Attended an early morning Sunday event with Boy Scouts of America from across Europe. The event planning and program honored those buried there. Nearly 10K graves in perfect... read more

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Holmdel
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Attended an early morning Sunday event with Boy Scouts of America from across Europe. The event planning and program honored those buried there. Nearly 10K graves in perfect geometry created an awareness of the greatness of D-Day and the sacrifices made to reopen Europe to freedom. The infinity pool at the exhibit focused you on the sea ahead. The video... More 

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We have visited twice with the Boy Scouts to honor the men who gave their lives in support of their country and our freedom. The location is amazing as it is so close to the sea.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful and somber places I have had the pleasure of visiting. The grounds are pristine. We attended a ceremony held several times a day in which we honored the 9500+ men buried there and were given a rose to place at the headstone of any soldier we chose. All Americans should experience this to... More 

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Sycamore, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a very sombering tribute to our servicemen who sacrificed all to protect us and others. You will instantly see the enormity of the cemetery and row after row of graves. The memorial is incredible.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I believe visiting the American Cemetery and Visitors center is a 'must see' event for any American visiting France. It is both humbling and emotional to visit the more than 10,800 Crosses and Stars of David that adorn the cemetery, each representing a true American hero who help save the world from a brutal and violent dictator.

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St Paul, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The US Cemetery and memorial at Normandy is beyond words. On the warm July afternoon we visited, it was full of tourists from France, the US, Canada, Australia, Great Britain and around the world. Its rows of simple crosses standing in testimony to those who died to save our Ally is a powerful reminder of what countries can do when... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If one is interested in World War II history, the museum is very good. The cemetery grounds are well maintained. Nearby, one can view the beach and walk on the beach.

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Thank fuzzyfred
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautifully well laid out place, that is defintely worth a visit. From the car park, you can also access some remains of German fortified positions, overlooking the beach. This really brings home the enormity of what happened here. In many ways this free attraction was as good as any of the paid museums.

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Thank mycatstinx
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained, and an excellent film presentation on way into cemetery. All is respectful and the proximity to Omaha Beach is very poignant.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the beaches, a trip to the American Cemetery was a must. It is a moving and memorable experience. We, and future generations, must never forget those brave Americans who died in France. The short service with the bells playing our national anthem (on the hour?) is touching.

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