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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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Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m sure this place is moving and inspirational at any time, but to be there for the ceremony was a feeling just beyond description. For those of us who, hopefully, will never know the horrors of war on our shores this whole area and the...More

Thank Knot2Worry
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial during a Holland America repositioning cruise to Europe. It's quite humbling to see much like the Arlington Cemetery in USA. History buffs will definitely not want to miss this site. Allow a couple of hours to walk...More

Thank thesteevesgroup
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was such an honor to walk among American heroes. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. You are at times overcome with emotions as they play taps. Consider yourself blessed to walk the resting place of our heros.

Thank Rob I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like the Arlington Cemetery... how can an American not feel the power and be filled with gratitude when one walks in to a place such as this? Traveled with 3 kids (8, 10, 12) and drove a rental car. French country side roads are...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No words or photos can depict or describe the sense of sacrifice made by a special generation ho lay at rest in this beautiful location . Its a place of such beauty which holds within it such sorrow . Emotional and humbling . No matter...More

Thank Glorioso22
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done. The grounds are meticulously maintained. this is a beautiful and fitting tribute to our fallen soldiers. Great memorials and wonderful visual of D-Day invasion plan overlooking Omaha Beach. Must visit.

Thank CandiTravels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to see our fallen soldiers are being taken care of in such a respectful way. There is a short film about the lives of several soldiers who died, and panels of information in general in the visitors center. Before you leave the grounds, check...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard not to feel immensely moved by the scale and beauty of this place, it’s so well done and so well looked after, it’s another absolute must see if you’re doing the Normandy Beaches. I remember coming here as a child and wanted my children...More

1  Thank MarkMac
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible experience, highly recommend seeing. It inst just a cemetery, it has a great museum to WW2 and really was a great place to visit.

Thank David A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awe inspiring and it was the highlight of our week in France. The well kept grounds are beautiful and the views are breathtaking. This memorial reminds you of how fortunate we are to be American and free. The effort and sacrifice of...More

1  Thank Scott N
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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
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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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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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