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82nd Airborne Division drop zone made famous in The longest Day film where Red Buttons as a paratrooper was stuck on the Church's steeple.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank R G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Made famous by the longest day, the parachutist still hangs on the church, albeit on the wrong side. The main things to see however are the beautiful stained glass windows.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

75 years ago...The heart of the jump zones of the 82nd Airborne Division where John Steele landed with his shute in the bell tower of the church during Operation Overlord. You should really pay a visit to this beautiful little village.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the town and museum and it was excellent, but it is not very disability friendly especially if you have a Motorhome were you have to park out of town right at the bottom and if you have to push someone in a wheelchair...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MrsZozzer06
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the church that once a WWII U.S. Paratrooper, John Steele's parachute got caught in one of the pinnacles of the church tower...When you go inside of the church, make sure you look at the stain-glasses there; a MUST-SEE...As often suggested, look for the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LAX248
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The center for tourism in the town. Good photo opportunity with the paratrooper on the steeple. Violent battle around the church on the morning of DDay.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church in Sainte Mere Eglise, right in the centre of the town square. Lots of WW2 history associated with it. A soldier got tangled on the roof and played dead for 2 days. Very interesting story to follow.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A church of which they have many in these parts and this is by far but the nicest one I've seen. Only gimmick is the mannequin with shoot still hanging on the tower. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

We were on tour of the area and town and took the towime to check out all the sites, including the church. They have maintained the mannequin of John Steele and it was great to see/hear the story of this invasion and his survival on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RamboNWAlberta
Reviewed July 23, 2019

We visited Sainte-Mere-Eglise while on a D-Day tour with Normandy Sightseeing Tours. We had enough time to visit the beautiful church while there. There is a replica of the D-Day paratrooper hanging on the outside of the church, although our guide cast doubt on whether...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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