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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 weeks ago

How can a place be of such beauty yet exist because of human tragedy? I do not know but this is a place all Americans coming to France should experience. It will astound you. It will move you. It will provide you with perspective and...More

Thank JodiCowgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the cemetery should be on everyone's agenda. Although not as moving as Verdun in north eastern France this is still a place to show respect for all allies lost during the Second World War. Try to find a quieter corner for contemplation...More

Thank Mootman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The enormity of the sacrifice of many is seen here. It is an opportunity to honor and remember. The opportunity to explain and dialogue with children about service members who did not return home is powerful.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Normandy, this is somewhere to visit and pay your respect. So many gave their lives for us!!

Thank AprilForbes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Period of time were we dont want to come back. Young,old,man and woman rest in peace in this cemetery. Genius in gentle way done. Nice to see, if you are in normandie, pls. visit this cemetary No entrance, parking fee.

Thank rosana1500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bigger and better is the American way and this cemetery follows that tradition. big monuments, tall flag poles with the Stars and Stripes, National Anthems and Last Posts. Quite unlike the German or British examples. But beneath it all there is still that quiet respect...More

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting high up on the cliffs overlooking Omaha beach, this cemetery and memorial is now a haven of peace and tranquillity. A far cry from the summer of 1944 when so many of these young servicemen lost their lives. The visitor centre, through which you...More

Thank Dick L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to see the D-Day beaches in person, after reading Atkinson's book about the invasion. Being at Omaha Beach, seeing the German bunkers, the crater holes at Pointe Du Hoc, and the memorials was really powerful. But visiting the free museum at the American...More

Thank Mia875
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another memorial to human folly, and we should remember this when visiting. It is a sad but beautiful place, respectfully maintained. The visitor centre is a must see also.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cemetery should be part of everyone's D-Day visit plans. So moving to witness. Very beautiful but the impact of how many soldiers are there is overwhelming. It is a wonderful tribute to our service members.

Thank 245Karin
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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
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
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.