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Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial

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Address: Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of...

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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If you only do one thing in Normandy

Make this it! The visitor centre pays homage to the soldiers who lost their lives, doing individual bios of selected Individuals. There is also visual displays of periods up to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make this it! The visitor centre pays homage to the soldiers who lost their lives, doing individual bios of selected Individuals. There is also visual displays of periods up to and following D-Day. The cemetery is immaculately kept and has individual crosses (and Stars of David for Jewish soldiers) for over 9000 who lost their lives. You could spend a... More 

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I do not know if I really need to review this. If you need to read someone tell you how powerful this spot of land is, then going there will do nothing for you... This is, of course, the final resting place of nearly 10,000 Americans who died during the Allied invasion of France. There are also cemeteries for the... More 

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No trip to Normandy would be complete without a stop to honor the heroes of Normandy. The rows and rows of crosses and stars was so moving! There were nice places to stop and contemplate all of the young men that lost their life in Normandy.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Normandy. Reverent atmosphere and pristinely managed cemetery added to our experience. Very inspiring. Wish we had more time there! Definitely worth the visit!

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Temecula, California
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Bone chilling, moving and sobering. I cannot even find the words. This is the place real heros came to rest. When I return I will be spending a whole day walking every site and reading every name. That is how much this memorial/cemetery dug in to me. Please, take the time out of your trip to France and pay respect... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To visit the cemetery is to be deep in thought. Imagine the bravery it took to hit the beaches on D Day and after. Quiet reverence is felt from the moment you see the memorial and the grave sites. Row on row, almost never ending. Kept in the most beautiful condition. The young ages of the men inscribed, when known.... More 

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors centre alone is wonderful and poignant . Makes you stop and think. The grave s are kept immaculately the scale of which is sobering. Not a morbid place but a place that makes you think.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beauty of this Normandy cemetery, the chapel, and the memorial is hard to capture. There are over 9000 graves of Americans who died during the DDAY campaign, with crosses (and also a few Stars of David) commemorating each lost life, including lives of unknown soldiers. The cemetery looks out over the sea. We only had 1.5 hours as part... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was difficult for me. To see the endless rows of crosses makes one sad, but also reinforces my pride as an American. These guys gave their lives so that we may enjoy our daily routines bathed in the light of freedom. A once in a lifetime experience.

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Chipping Norton, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forget all the movies and TV shows - this poignant and serene place will put the cost of war in perspective. I can understand in a way the feelings our American friends will have coming to this place. I am an Aussie and walking down the path then seeing the sea of crosses made me stop, and it took a... More 

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