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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 30 October 2016

Some places have weight to them, they have a sort of life of their own, this is one of them. We were very lucky to be here earlier in the morning as the bells started playing the Star Spangled Banner. It was an unbelievable moment...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I walked through the manicured cemetery and stopped at quite a number of the markers to thank the brave men and women who gave their lives to defend our way of life. We cried and spoke their names even though we didn't...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a beautiful resting place for thousands of American soldiers. You see engraved stones of crosses and stars of David in perfectly manicured lawns. Come at 4:30 for Taps and the lowering of the flag. The museum is very well done with informative displays...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were really lucky. When we arrived, the cemetary offered a free tour. Our guide was brilliant and really explained well the battle at Omaha beach. The cemetary is a sober reminder that even though the Allies liberated Europe from Hitler, too many brave young...More

Thank Jeanette G
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I placed roses on several of the grave stones of a few of the brave men who gave their lives in the great D-Day Invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944. We cried and thanked them even though we knew none of...More

Thank StephenS310
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The American Cemetery in Normandy is a sober and reflective place. The number of grave markers here is a stark reminder of the sacrifices made in Normandy during the invasion of 1944. We were here as the American flag was lowered and "Taps" was played;...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Words cannot describe the feeling you get as an American visiting the resting place of the brave solders who gave their lives. Walking though the grounds and seeing all the crosses and star of David's is overwhelming. At one end of the Cemetery is the...More

Thank marvin2621
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a very moving cemetery. The loss of life in the battles here are known through history but to see all those crosses stretching to the sea makes the loss of life quite confronting. It is moving and a time to reflect on what...More

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

As the history of this place is very well known, the museum is a place where this is honoured in a respectful manner. Worthwhile to visit. Not too large. Takes you about 45min to walk through (If you don't read everything). The graves with the...More

Thank Esdeka
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I cannot say anything that hasn't already been said. Except that when you see that so many gave their lives in a short amount of time, it brings tears to your eyes. So much loss. The grounds are kept immaculate and simple. This is a...More

Thank Daniel F
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LoveCruis-n
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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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
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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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