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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

An unforgettable moment in a place loaded with memories, magnificent and beautiful. Almost 10000 american soldiers having given their life for our freedom rest in peace above Omaha Beach.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The various presentations at the Visitor Center are extremely well done in explaining not only the big picture of all the planning and logistics which were needed for Operation Overlord but also the stories behind several of the individual officers and soldiers who died during...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Normandy American Cemetery was so beautiful. We were in awe of the somber nature, white cross rows and beautiful chapel and reflecting pool. As an American, we felt the value of this beautiful place to appreciate those that served in WW2, before and after....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history… Being on this hallowed ground… With American heroes buried here… Is overwhelming… My grandson was 12 at the time… And he was so moved… And learned so much about the war with the Germans and the involvement of the American and the French...More

Thank Faye F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very thought provoking place, the cemetery is vast and delivers its statement exactly as it wishes to do. The American flag is raised and lowered every day and is a very orchestrated procedure. My only slight and it is very slight negative is that...More

Thank Motisy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone who ever visits France should come to this place. This is a beautifully serene cemetery. Almost ten thousand American servicemen are interred here. They are in random order but there is a way to find a particular grave. Most of the grave markers have...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just walking there gave me goosebumps. I was filled with awe, sadness but most of all with respect and thankfullness for those that gave their lives and their futures so that we may have ours. This is where our freedom started. When in the area,...More

Thank Pauline F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day was sunny but the memories were cold. Frank's troop was dropped off in 5 feet of water on D-Day 12. Everything was so calm and peaceful which was a complete opposite of Omaha Beach in WWII. This Memorial is a reminder that freedom...More

Thank GoCarolyn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must for everyone living in or visiting France. I can’t even find the right words because it’s so humbling just walking on such hallowed grounds. You will be moved by the sacrifice of so many young Americans in order to save France...More

Thank James D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I went on a trip last year and he wanted to go to Normandy. I must say this experience was well worth it.

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LoveCruis-n
March 28, 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
November 8, 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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May 21, 2017|
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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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