Sainte Mere Eglise

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Sainte Mere Eglise
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MaBell1234
Slippery Rock, PA45 contributions
Jul 2019
My family and I stopped here on a tour of the Normandy area. I had read about the paratroopers who landed there on D-Day, but visiting the town made their sacrifice real. The windows in the church that are dedicated to the paratroopers are beautiful. If you haven't seen the old movie, THE LONGEST DAY, take time to watch it. A lot of it takes place around the events of this town.
Written December 20, 2019
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mlbpafan
Loveland, CO1,624 contributions
Sep 2019
Paid parking is all you will find here. A small town, but the greed is very present. The church is a can't-miss, right in the middle of town. Make sure to walk around the church as it has great features on all sides. The inside is special as well, with a lot of nice stained glass and a golden alter. The town itself is also nice with nice shops and good restaurants. Worth a stop, I just didn't like having to feed the meter.
Written December 19, 2019
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maryjanelk
Pleasant Valley, NY48 contributions
Oct 2019
We were here on a rainy afternoon in October. On the Church there is a puppet of the paratrooper who was stuck there and played dead for hours. We were told he was actually captured and then escaped the Germans. Inside the church there is the most amazing stained glass window. On the window are the faces of the paratroopers who attended the 50th reunion of the liberation. The town honors the Americans who freed them, and does not forget the sacrifice made to free them from the German oppression.
Written November 17, 2019
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Ignace B
Roeselare, Belgium896 contributions
Nov 2019
The famous (puppet of the) paratrooper that got stuck on the church tower is a something to remember but do not forget to stroll around the village.
Written November 17, 2019
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betteskid
Boston, MA921 contributions
Jun 2019
I stopped here during a recent trip in the D-Day beach area. The town was an area where forces landed in the D-Day invasion and there are quite a few memorials related to this. The famous church where one of the paratroopers was caught in the steeple is also in this town as is the Airborne Museum. This town is a good stop when you are touring the area around the D-Day beaches
Written October 8, 2019
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Rory Atkins
Tewkesbury, UK600 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Well worth spending time here after the museum visit wandering the streets and reflecting on what you’ve just seen. Nice wide open square and several places to eat. Recommend.
Written October 7, 2019
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JohnR6689
Eagle Lake, MN11 contributions
Sep 2019
Always wanted to travel to Sainte Mere Eglise and see all the historic sites. Still holds the small village atmosphere along with terrific restaurants and museums!
Written September 28, 2019
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nylabuyer
Los Angeles, CA200 contributions
Sep 2019
Definitely worth a quick visit as the first town liberated after D-Day. The church still pays tribute to the paratroopers and John Steele.
Written September 16, 2019
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R G
Dublin, Ireland927 contributions
Sep 2019
This church is worth a visit a typical old French parish church still in use , it has survived the battle well,
Written September 15, 2019
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ErikG
Bournemouth, UK59 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Such history here, you can only imagine what that night of the 6th June was like for the paratroopers and locals alike, also the German soldiers who found themselves fighting for there lives too.
Written September 10, 2019
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