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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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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Amazingly haunting that so many Americans fought for the freedom of France and Europe. There is a chapel, many statues, a wall with the names of those soldiers who were never found called the garden of the missing. , It overlooks the English Channel and...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

No visit to Normandy would be complete without a visit to the American Cemetery. I have been here on several occasions with different groups. It is always quite moving. The staff is very helpful and friendly. If you are trying to find a loved one's...More

Thank JD28204
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The location is very good since it is overlooking the Omaha beach. I recommend visiting the visitors center first before visiting the memorial and cemeteries. Overall the whole site is perfect and a very good reminder of the sacrifice that America paid for free Europe....More

Thank Heiðar K
Reviewed 12 June 2016

It is an interesting exercise to compare the US, German and Commonwealth cemeteries in Normandy, as the approach of each nation to their soldiers that died in the invasion of Europe is so different. This, the largest of the US cemeteries, is a domineering nationalistic...More

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visited the Normandy American Cemetery -- our family was blown away by the beauty of the locale on the beach, and the meticulous placement in rows of crosses and Jewish stars. Reading the stones brings all we learned while visiting Omaha and Utah beaches...More

Thank Il0vebaseball
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The cemetery was the final stop of our all day guided tour of D-Day sites. You tell yourself that you are prepared to see the rows of crosses and stars of David. You tell yourself that this is just another cemetery. But of course it...More

Thank Myra S
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This site is a truly moving experience. The grounds are very well maintained. The row after row of crosses remembering our soldiers from the war is spectacular. There are displays showing the d-day invasion by the allied forces. Not to be missed if you are...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 11 June 2016

A tranquil peaceful remembrance place. So beautifully maintained with manicured gardens overlooking Omaha beach below.

Thank Malcolm L
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We were there the Sunday before Memorial Day so there were lots of special services going on. It is very moving and should be missed by Americans visiting the region.

Thank DRL615
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Our tour group stopped by this D-Day cemetery for a tour and memorial ceremony. Since we had a veteran of D Day in our group, it was a most Inspirational and emotional visit. The grounds and burial site overlooking the sea are somber and calming....More

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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
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.
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.