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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a peaceful place. I was speechless. It is a very impressive place to remember the bravery of the soldiers who helped to free my country named France. This is definitely the place to visit in Normandy. I recommend doing the free guided tour, given...More

Thank aurorecolliaux
Reviewed 3 days ago

The visitor center is very tastefully done and evokes a very emotional response.. The cemetery is very impressive and particularly well maintained.

Thank JimboVancouver
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting historical places in Normandy, you shouldn't miss this one. All crosses are in line, regardless of in which angel or direction you look. And it gives a thought to the men that saved Europe!

Thank Anders B
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're going to see only one thing (unthinkable) this would be my pick. You just can't miss it. Almost 10,000 American graves from all over Normandy. It's moving to say the least. The overlook towards the beach is impressive in its own right, but...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been to the military cemetery at Arlington just outside Washington DC and was struck by the similarity. The americans repatriated their dead to the USA if the families requested it. Otherwise they gathered them all together in a few cemeteries. So the graves here...More

Thank ChrisofBlackheath
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is huge. There are nearly ten thousand graves here. A very good memorial with excellent maps of the invasion. Be prepared for a long walk.

Thank JQL France
Reviewed 1 week ago

The American Cemetery is so peaceful and moving. It's every bit as well done as is Arlington and has much the same feel. The Visitor's Center is done very well with a courtyard and huge map of the invasion and it's forces as well as...More

Thank Dana P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to be there on a sunny day with no crowds and the experience is overwhelming. Move quickly through the visitor center yet don't miss it before heading to the cemetery proper. It's a both aesthetically admirable and sentimentally touching place.

Thank guanano
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Normandy American Centenary with a Viking River Cruise group. They gave us a quick overview and handed us each roses to place on the grave of our choice. The grounds of the cemetery were beautiful and well maintained a stunning tribute to...More

Thank chuckstertx
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an amazing site to visit. Despite the crowds, people were very respectful of the place and those buried there.

Thank dmcca132
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Mary K
Is the Normandy Museum at the American Cemetery?
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
What is the nearest town to the Normandy American Cemetery ( one that has a train station with trains arriving from Paris)?
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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SHANNON M
What are the hours of operation for the cemetary?
25 March 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
Another note to keep in mind, they are very strict with the closing time. So if you are on one end and it's close to the time they close, then make your way back.
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