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It goes without saying that this beach is a must see when in Normandy but I didn't even think it would be as impactful as it was. History comes alive, the battles become real, the souls of the lives lost are felt when you step...More
I'm a Saving Private Ryan movie fan and standing on this beach after seeing that movie gives you such an overwhelming feeling of sadness. It was a rainy morning but that only added to feeling of sadness that you feel here.
Well, ok, a few words.... Nothing can prepare you for the feeling of standing on that massive, deep beach, especially at low tide, when the Allies came to shore, and had to race across what feels like miles of sand, fully exposed to reach the...More
This was a very humbling experience. There is so much to see that you need a lot of time to see it all. If you did not bring a cup for sand, go to a gift shop and buy a small, glass jar to bring...More
We visited the cemetery until it closed and then took a hike down to the beach. There are several remnants of the bunkers along the way. The walk is steep in many places and slippery on a rainy day. The beach is huge! Go at...More
We took a Half Day Tour with Normandy Tours. The trip to Omaha Beach was enlightened. Our guide, Phillip did a wonderful job of laying the groundwork for the afternoon. It was easy to get there and once parked to walk around and view the...More
This is a must do for the history buffs. We stood on the beach looking across the sand. You can't help but think of the horror that happened there. We had already been to see the coastal defenses and knew what was been thrown at...More
Pointe du Hoc is the place to go first. Prior to your visit go to uTube to watch Reagan’s 1984 speech “the boys of Pointe du Hoc”. Our cemetery also overlooks Omaha Beach. Another must visit. If you want to take sand from... More
Pointe du Hoc is the place to go first. Prior to your visit go to uTube to watch Reagan’s 1984 speech “the boys of Pointe du Hoc”. Our cemetery also overlooks Omaha Beach. Another must visit. If you want to take sand from Omaha the tourist shops sell small glass containers.