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Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial

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Address: Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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+33 2 31 51 62 00

Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of...

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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The Visitor's Center is amazing with the exhibits , films , you could spend many hours here . The Cemetery is impeccably maintained , and deservedly so . I was brought to floods... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Visitor's Center is amazing with the exhibits , films , you could spend many hours here . The Cemetery is impeccably maintained , and deservedly so . I was brought to floods of tears when I took in the number of white crosses , as far as the eye could see . The loss of human lives seemed surreal... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As U.K. citizens we had already visited the British cemetery in Bayeux and found its simplicity very moving. This cemetery is also simple with an amazing array of crosses and Stars of David which are cleverly arranged to show straight lines whichever way you look. The Visitors Centre provided a wealth of factual information as well as a deepening of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully educational and enriching experience. Still Thinking about the tactical planning and the calculated human cost that contributed to the ultimate defeat of Hitler. All revealed at this comprehensive museum. Get a stiff drink at the Roosevelt Cafe nearby and then carry on viewing fortifications, bunkers and the sheer cliffs and beaches that the US and British troops faced with... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire full day Normandy Beaches tour is rather lengthy (I tallied over 6.5 miles on my fitbit) so be ready for a "full" day. As a combat decorated Vietnam Vet, the difference between the reverence here and the lack thereof is shocking. The grounds are impeccable and very very respectfully. The entire place is very Arlington like. It is... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is such a perfect place and so well maintained, the visitors center is remarkable with the exhibits, the films, etc you could spend all day here. I suggest you watch saving private ryan before you go to beach then you will understand what the things are in the water. or someother show that shows them. it really helped me.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a humbling experience. A beautiful yet sad place to visit. it is keep in great condition and a place for all to see and understand the cost of being a free nation. We were honored to be involved in a memorial service honoring all those that were there and for all that were involved. There were graves from all... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a must do in Normandy. Cemetery for so many dead American soldiers, many of whom are in their early 20s, 1st time out of the country and never to return. All the crosses are facing the direction of their homeland, I was told. So sad...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Make this it! The visitor centre pays homage to the soldiers who lost their lives, doing individual bios of selected Individuals. There is also visual displays of periods up to and following D-Day. The cemetery is immaculately kept and has individual crosses (and Stars of David for Jewish soldiers) for over 9000 who lost their lives. You could spend a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not know if I really need to review this. If you need to read someone tell you how powerful this spot of land is, then going there will do nothing for you... This is, of course, the final resting place of nearly 10,000 Americans who died during the Allied invasion of France. There are also cemeteries for the... More 

Thank DFB69
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No trip to Normandy would be complete without a stop to honor the heroes of Normandy. The rows and rows of crosses and stars was so moving! There were nice places to stop and contemplate all of the young men that lost their life in Normandy.

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