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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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Full-Day D-Day Tour of Normandy from Bayeux
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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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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here as part of a Leger battlefield tour. This is a must see place visit and reflect in the d-day area. Though a bit more grandiose than a British cemetery it is still very poignant and peaceful. The view overlooking Omaha beach shows how...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Movies, photos, explanations, all excellent. Big cardboard descriptions of events in chronological order. Expertly explained. Cemetery of course is beautiful as is the monument.

Thank LeverettGirl
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We started at the Visitor's Center and watched video of the various parts of the planning and execution of the invasion of Normandy. The personal stories and recounts of the sacrifices were very moving. I am from the Viet Nam era, but the emotion by...More

Thank Lee F
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This beautiful cemetery overlooks the ocean and is truly breathtaking. A most humbling experience. At 5:30 they retire the flag for the night and the ceremony is emotional. Great way to pay tribute to those who died for our freedom.

Thank lisa2rres
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We toured the cemetery with Rene from DDay Battle Tours which made our experience much richer than if we had gone by ourselves. There is too much the average traveler would miss going alone. And be careful not to go with a tour company that...More

Thank outsideagent
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place. The building with photos and information area appeared to be fairly new and very modern. There were several short videos running and a voice continually speaking the names of the people who died in that area. The cemetery and grounds were...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I did not expect to have such a powerful reaction to the little stories and vignettes that are captured with wonderful displays. The location is so peaceful with pictures to remind us how it was NOT in June 1944.

Thank happytraveller87108
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Without doubt this is a place that transcends a trip advisor rating. It is without reservation that it's a 5 star ⭐️ place to visit.

Thank SennonLegend
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Not much that needs said. Incredibly moving. The scale is much bigger than I imagined. The view of the beach is excellent too and it's hard to comprehend what happened here in 1944.

Thank DLL23
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Sited on the ridge above Omaha Beach the cemetary is really evocative of the slaughter and sacrifice of the U S troops in 1944.Almost 10,000 are buried here over 170 acres anyone failing to moved by the sheer scale of the rows of plain white...More

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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
22 May 2017|
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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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patty205
12 April 2017|
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Response from Gina W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We took a bus tour from Paris with Paris City Vision tours. It was a 3 hour trip from Paris.
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