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Big Red One Assault Museum

Hameau Le Bray D-514, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 31 21 53 81
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Small Museum With An Important Message

The Big Red One was one of the greatest fighting units in World War II. This museum documents its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NCSmokey
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Oxford, NC
Great collection from a passionate owner

Small quick stop on your way to see Normandy American Cemetery and Overload museum. We visited... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Thelonisa
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Hameau Le Bray D-514, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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+33 2 31 21 53 81

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Red One was one of the greatest fighting units in World War II. This museum documents its role at Omaha Beach. The curator is extremely knowledgeable and actually met or spoke with all of the surviving members of G Company which spearheaded the...More

Thank NCSmokey
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Small quick stop on your way to see Normandy American Cemetery and Overload museum. We visited during the #dday73 festival and stopped in this great little museum. The owner had given part of this space as a staging area for those taking part in the...More

Thank Thelonisa
Reviewed 9 June 2017

An important and wonderful Museum. A must stop for everyone who is interested in D-Day. Do not skip his one. Aside of the unique collection, Pierre Louis, the owner and manager of the museum is a fountain of knowledge (aside of the fact that he...More

Thank Lior293984
Reviewed 14 May 2017

My partner's uncle landed on Omaha beach on June 6th 1944 as part of the Big Red One Infantry Division. On a pilgrimage in Normandy we discovered this amazing little museum, with poignant artefacts collected by the enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable owner, who spent a...More

Thank boulonbleu
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A small collection with little narrative, felt a bit robbed for €5, when I have seen a lot better for less (or free). Wouldn't go again, but can say I went.

Thank abarnett617
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful museum. Most impressive is the detailed knowledge of the owner. Meeting, and speaking with him was one of the highlights of my trip to Normandy!

1  Thank mexico4two
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I found this museum very interesting and respectful of the brave American soldiers of the Big Red One division until I ended up the visit at the boutique. I found there in the window a collection edition of Mein Kampf at 350 euros. When I...More

Thank ELIANE415
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The BRO's accomplishments seem to have been overshadowed through the years by the accomplishments of the 29th, 82nd and 101st. The 1st Infantry not only stormed the beaches of Omaha, they did the same in North Africa and Italy. Pierre, the owner of the museum,...More

1  Thank Doug K
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My granddad was a D-Day Omaha Beach veteran in the 16th IR of the Big Red One so I had to stop here on my way from the American Cemetery to Port En Bessin. I'm glad I did. The museum is very small but there...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The owner started collecting D-Day artifacts when he was eight years old and has thirty years worth of carefully researched and documented uniforms, utensils, weapons, and supplies. Descriptions and signage in English and French. Tiny gift shop contains good selection of maps and books.

1  Thank AnnKirby
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