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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.
Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 31 51 62 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you can only visit one American cemetery on foreign soil, let this be the one. Breath-taking for any patriot; beautifully maintained; splendid even in the rain; the size will stun you.

Thank Curious744921
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whether you have studied the Normandy Landing in detail, or are just a visitor, this is a place you want to go. It has a great multimedia room to inform you of what happened, that then leads you to the cemetery. It is beautifully and...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The way this cemeterry is located is unique. Next to the beach were many of the soldiers died. A great monument is dominating the area where some many found their last resting place and paid the highest price so we can live in freedom. Respect...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the American war graves in September 2018. Before I went I tried to imagine the sheer size of what just under 10,000 war graves would look like. I was so took back when I arrived no what direction I looked in the graves...More

Thank tonywilliams53
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been a WWII buff most of my life and this is one of the big ones. We took an excursion from Paris through Viator. This was a full day (6:30am to 9:00pm) trip which included stops at the Mémorial de Caen (lunch provided), Pointe...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt one of the most memorable and peaceful places that u have ever been. The amount of care and respect shown at the cemetary was amazing and even surpassed Arlington Cemetary. I can't imagine a finer spot to have a relative be buried...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit ! There was so much to see and read about and seeing the graves made you realise just how many men lost there lives for us , beautiful gardens to walk around , toilets avalible on arrival

Thank Angie632
Reviewed 1 week ago

The American Cemetery at Normandy is one of the most moving experiences that you will every feel. The rows of headstones are in perfect alignment with great landscaping & well manicured grounds. The museum on site is just as moving & a must see. Try...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited late afternoon and the car park was very full including a number of coaches. Don't let this put you off as this is a humbling place to visit. The cemetery is immaculate and the crosses stretch as far as the eye can see. You...More

Thank L0u7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our Band of Brothers tour, we stopped at the Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial. I was not only impressed with the reverence that everyone expressed to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, but also by how incredibly well maintained the grounds are. Not a...More

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29 May 2018|
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Response from Andrew T | Reviewed this property |
Cultural differences, decided by architects. Allied cemeteries are more like gardens. German cemeteries blend in with their environment. Plants grow freely and trees are not pollarded, according to German mythology's... More
29 March 2018|
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Response from cabinwoman | Reviewed this property |
One of the greatest travel experiences of my life was to Normandy but we were on a bus. If your question is about the train, I can’t help you.
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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