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“waited 30yrs to get here and worth it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sainte-Mere-Eglise Church

Sainte-Mere-Eglise Church
Rue Eisenhower, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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gaddass
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“waited 30yrs to get here and worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Since seeing red buttons hanging from the church in the fil The Longest Day Ive wanted to visit.
Finally made it and loved the place.
Just a small town/village but the first one liberated in WW2,theres a very good museum and a few small restaurants as well as the memorial to US parachutists and the church with a dummy dressed in WW2 combats hanging from it as Mr Steele did in real life in the war.
Loads of sign boards all over town showing then and now, maybe Im over enthusiastic having waited so long and we were only there a few hours but.....made my year.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very Marian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Nice to see a beautifully designed church instead of the modern space station types they build today.

Visited July 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Wow- great tribute”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We loved this stop on our tour- to see the church with Steele's likeness dangling was awesome. The church inside is just as beautiful as outside!!

Visited June 2013
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Alaska
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152 attraction reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
“A Must-See in St Mere Eglise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

When I toured St Mere Eglise, I stopped at the church best known from the movie "The Longest Day". John Steele's parachute caught on the church steeple and he was trapped dangling from the side of the building. Today, the church still has a replica of Private Steele hanging from the steeple and the damage from the war is still visible on the stone walls. You can still enter the church for free, (though they sell small items on the honor system). The church is quite beautiful and it is a good place to reflect on the massive amount of death that took place in that general area.

Visited June 2013
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Hopkinsville
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“moving visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I truly enjoyed this visit. A moving moment to see the beautiful stained glass window honoring our troops. There were memorials of the June 6th 1944 event. History buffs will enjoy this

Visited June 2013
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