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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 February 19, 2017 via mobile

Still reliving the personal stories told by the troops while perusing the Visitor Center. A very solemn location deserving of your time and attention. When you think of the sacrifices made during the invasion, you really appreciate all the freedom you've been given.

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Reviewed February 16, 2017

France is full of Battlefield war graves from both world wars but it continues to move you when you see the sacrifice of human life.

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Reviewed February 16, 2017

I was here as part of a school group the cemetery is excellently kept and excellently presented the graves are a genuine reminder of the horrors of war and human sacrifice during the war

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Me and a couple of my work friends have go to france on a battlefield tour of France! this is well up there with the highlights. FREE to visit and must see! in the museum area there are loads of interesting stories about some of...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

A thoughtful and moving tribute to the thousands of Americans life's list on D-day. A reminder of the great debt we owe those who fight for freedom.

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

A visit to the Normandy American Cemetery was one of the things we most wanted to do when our cruise was docked in Le Havre. But the ships excursions were very expensive and were rapidly filled. Private tours to the Cemetery were also quite expensive....More

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

One of the places in Normandy truly worth visiting. The whole area is kept nicely and there is information provided to accompany and explain the grave sites. It is a glorious place to appreciate American lives given in an effort to stop the war and...More

Thank Tina Q
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

Excellent tribute to all those who gave their lives defending freedom. I nearly cried that day. One of the best experiences in my entire trip to France. A must see for any American!

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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Emotionally striking. It really makes you stop and think about what war really means. What it does to people who died or lived. I'm grateful to have seen such a moving tribute.

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Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Of all the sites I visited in Normandy is was he most beautifully kept, and managed cemetery. A beautiful tribute to those who gave all. A fantastic small museum also provides some great information, all for free. I'm not American but would highly recommend.

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Response from Andrew T | Reviewed this property |
Cultural differences, decided by architects. Allied cemeteries are more like gardens. German cemeteries blend in with their environment. Plants grow freely and trees are not pollarded, according to German mythology's... More
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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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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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