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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 1 week ago

This is a must visit for anyone in the Normandy area if only to serve as a reminder of all those young brave men and women who gave their lives for the liberation of Europe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very similar feelings are invoked as to our visit to Arlington Cemetery in Washington. This very neat cemetery is on the beach in Normandy. You will be astounded at the rows and rows of white crosses...the lists of names of all the fallen soldiers who...More

Thank Joanne A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the Normandy area, this cemetery is worth a visit regardless of where you are from. Some school groups can ruin the atmosphere by running around - I feel that schools should bring kids here when they are a little older and...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Hard to write a regular review about this place, as its not your normal run of the mill tour stop, #1 get off the bus, #2 listen to your tour guide give his same old spiel, #3 get your pics, #4 go to the gift...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was one of those stops that puts a ton into perspective. The magnitude of the events are really understood when you see rows upon rows of crosses. The landscape and property is beautiful and a great representation of all those who are buried here....More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Going to the cemetery is probably the best way to gain a true appreciation for the sacrifices made during the allied invasion. The cemetery headstones are perfectly placed almost as if they're in a parade formation, yet each inscription is a sad reminder of the...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

As an American it is a place not to be missed if you are in France. Fitting tribute to so many who gave all!

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

The American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer is a beautiful and well-maintained site which provides a moving tribute to the heroes who died on the beach below. Take time to walk around the entire area and look at the sea. It will bring comfort. There is an...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The Yanks do a great job with their tributes to their fallen servicenen & women. Having done Arlington & several Civil War cemeteries you can see the time they put into the upkeep & remembrance. This one is very moving and is well worth a...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

A moving experience to read the grave stones and overlook Omaha Beach, this was my second visit the first being 20 years ago and you cannot fail to feel something , the grounds are immaculate and it feels very fitting

Thank James K
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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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