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Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
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Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux

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Visit D-Day beaches in Normandy on a full-day tour of important Second World War sites. Follow in the steps of American troops as you tour Omaha Beach, St.-Mere-Eglise, the Utah Beach Museum, the Normandy American Cemetery, and more. Group size is limited to eight people for a personalized experience that bigger tours don’t offer; an early departure time ensures you cover key sites in a single day of sightseeing.
$126.49 per adult
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jackychina2015 wrote a review Sep 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom239 contributions87 helpful votes
The church is in a vibrant village with plenty of WW2- themed shops and several restaurants. Lots of visitors engaging with each other over shared interests
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Date of experience: September 2020
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luv2ride wrote a review Jun 2020
Maryland582 contributions127 helpful votes
This site of the famous “parachutist hung on church steeple”: event heralding the start on the D-Day battles, the church is probably a stop on all the history tours. Don’t let that dissuade you from a visit. The interior is highlighted by the unique stained glass windows commemorating the John Steele incident and the thousands of military men (and their units) who helped liberate the area from the occupiers. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Saint-Mere-Eglise. If you can catch a guide that is helpful to understand how the fighting progressed in the area and to really bring the battles to life, so much more than reading the history.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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rdholler wrote a review Jan 2020
Atlanta, Georgia217 contributions97 helpful votes
The church shares the parking lot with the Airborne museum. Be sure to see the "person" hanging from the bell tower - he represents a paratrooper who "landed" on the tower (I understand he did survive and was captured). Go in the church to see the beautiful stained glass window in memory of the paratroopers.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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mamaluvs2travel wrote a review Dec 2019
Richmond, Virginia243 contributions122 helpful votes
Beautiful church set in a beautiful town. Lots of history and across from the Airborne Museum. Parachute still hangs near the top of the church to commemorate D-Day
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Patty Z wrote a review Dec 2019
Sacramento, California236 contributions90 helpful votes
The church is a must-see while touring the area. One of two stained glass windows depicts paratroopers on either side of the Virgin Mary. Another window shows Saint Michael, the patron saint of paratroopers, with inset shields of various Allied military units that fought in or near the village.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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