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Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
+33 2 33 41 41 35
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All reviews small town airborne museum beautiful town john steele steeped in history french town the main square world war local market town square tourist office stained glass opposite the church souvenir shops band of brothers car park parachute
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A town with historical context in the Battle of Normandy. After watching the classic film 'The Longest Day' (1962) about D-Day WW II, Sainte- Mere- Eglise has been on my list of must visits. It didn't disappoint. The church is iconic. Historically important for the...More

Thank Doron N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful village with museum (didn’t have time to visit) very well set up with parking and tours to D-day memorials. Has iconic parachute with mock airborne soldier hanging from the roof of the eglise.

Thank N1883QApeterc
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We went here on the tour with Dale Booth Normandy D-Day Tours and spent quite a bit of time. Inside the church is an amazing, moving experience knowing how important this town became during the invasion and to the Allied success. The dummy of the...More

Thank steelergirl87
Reviewed 8 September 2018

If you want to start your D-Day experience you need to start in Sainte Mere Eglise, as this is where it all started with American paratroopers being dropped above the town and in the surrounding area in the early morning of June 6th 1944. I...More

Thank Benno Z
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Sainte-Mere-Eglise is a small town, located just inland from the coast, which was put on the map by the D-Day invasion. There are numerous reminders of what occurred here on 06/06/44 and later in the war. There is the church of John Steele, the Airborne...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Here is where it all begun! Here is where you must start your trip and where you can fully understand what it might have been. I've been there staring at this site for over an hour feeling so grateful and proud of those brave men.

Thank antomik2014
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing church...a must be for all those who believe in...liberty. Thank you...American troops. Thank you! Thank you so much! Obrigada

Thank LisboaMonica
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A must visit on the D Day circuit. Historically important for the liberation and notable for the paratrooper hanging from the church spire. Captured by Hollywood in the movie 'The longest day' The main square is surrounded by themed restaurants and cafes, souvenir shops and...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I adore this place, steeped in history, gorgeous town square, friendly local, nice cafes and restaurants and a very interesting museum. The church is my favourite, definitely go inside and enjoy the stained glass windows which feature scenes from D Day. I knocked a point...More

Thank 686caroline
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Steeped in history from WWII and with ancient and modern stained glass windows, some depicting the events of its WWII history which was a really nice touch. Buy a candle and give a little back

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