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Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial

Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 31 51 62 00
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Overlooking Omaha Beach, the launching point of the U.S. invasion of Normandy, this cemetery contains the graves of 9,386 American soldiers who died at Normandy and a touching memorial to another 1,557 whose bodies were never recovered.
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Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a must do for our visit to Normandy. It really drives home the sheer scale of the numbers of men we lost in just that one day. It is quite overwhelming but so very important that we remember.

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Reviewed yesterday

Wow. Unbelievable tribute to the people who fought in Normandy on D-Day plus. I was very moved by everything. The size and organization, the beauty overlooking the beach, the history on the large monuments, the MIAs, everything.

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Reviewed yesterday

The cemetary is very beautiful and tranquil. If you have seen Arlington Road cemetary, this place will though probably not impress you. Seeing it is a WWII cemetary, it would have been nice to have a little more relation to this, though there is a...More

Thank Alex J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cemetery is very well kept! Definitely worth seeing. Is also free and a real eye opener. Lots of history to learn about.

Thank George B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An endless sea of crosses for so many brave young men who died for our freedom. You must see it in person. Take time to let it all sink in. Helpful maps show the magnitude of the operations.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Being from the United States, and a descendant of war veterans, I found this memorial to be extremely moving. It was spacious and beautiful. The grounds are kept in top condition and there is an overall sense of respect from all who visit. Words cannot...More

Thank Kaitlyn Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting this cemetery with 10000 white crosses and tombs of the perished American soldiers is one of the most touching experiences in a human being life. One is speechless in front of the silence and the tragedy that those aligned crosses represent. Respect and admiration...More

Thank PalombiG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the memorial in the morning just after 9 am, and the place was nearly empty. The visitor center was excellent and the memorial itself was very tastefully done. It certainly exceeded my expectations!

Thank CarlosHEL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an American, I think it’s important that if your visiting the beaches to take time to stop here. I was overwhelmed with emotion the minute I walked in and saw all the graves (almost 10,000 of them). The cemetery is absolutely beautiful and incredibly...More

Thank Robby M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the American cemetery as part of a tour of Normandy - you really can't miss this. The site is solemn and thought-provoking, and immaculately kept to honor our fallen soldiers. I learned after I left that two of Theodore Roosevelt's sons are buried...More

Thank Carl S
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Response from Andrew T | Reviewed this property |
Cultural differences, decided by architects. Allied cemeteries are more like gardens. German cemeteries blend in with their environment. Plants grow freely and trees are not pollarded, according to German mythology's... More
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March 28, 2018|
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Response from cabinwoman | Reviewed this property |
One of the greatest travel experiences of my life was to Normandy but we were on a bus. If your question is about the train, I can’t help you.
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Sally H
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Response from RetireonPEI | Reviewed this property |
My thinking is Bayeux is the closest. I did the same a few months back, train from Paris to Bayeux and based there for a few nights. I did organized tours and they all run from Bayeux. If you are renting a car options are... More
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