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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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