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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.
Saint Laurent Sur Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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Visited here on - according to my guide - the first warm sunny day of spring - which explained in part the crowds. Bypassed the visitor's centre as the queues were too long and to put the visit into perspective spent time looking out over...More
This company were superb easy to book relatively cheap and the guide
Adrian was a font of all knowledge not just the battlefield tours but also any french history ,he was exceptional
Please use them they were marvellous he is also available for Agrotourist tours
I visited the site back on the late 80’s and brought my husband when we were in Normandy. The memorial focuses on different soldiers who are buried in the cemetery. Really makes it very real. Even with the government shutdown, place is beautifully maintained. Nice...More
This was a planned stop we had on our trip through France and we entered with not knowing exactly what to expect, but you can not describe the feeling entering the area after the security controll. The movies, the pictures, memrobilia and the crosses....... It...More
One thing that Americans do the best, is honouring their war dead. Having previously visited Arlington, we had some idea of what to expect. As we walked in, it was a surreal moment to hear Taps being played. This place blends amazing monuments with row...More
Above Omaha beach. It’s very moving and serene. 22 pairs of brothers are buried there side by side. The visitor center has a short video. An infinity pool spills out in the direction of the beach. It has a diagram of all the beaches. Sits...More
We had a private guide for our group of six from "Private tours of Paris". We stayed in the quaint city of Bayeux which is a an awesome day tripping home base for the beaches. I'm sure there are local guides based there... More
We had a private guide for our group of six from "Private tours of Paris". We stayed in the quaint city of Bayeux which is a an awesome day tripping home base for the beaches. I'm sure there are local guides based there. It's a must do trip.
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
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 concept of communion between Man and Nature The architecture of these cemeteries is austere but leaves a lot of room for trees to "watch over the eternal rest of the soldiers". The cemeteries often give the impression of being in a forest. It is not true that the Treaty of Versailles obliged the Germans to be buried with black crosses as symbols of the vanquished. There is no such clause. There are many cases of WW2 German soldiers buried in Allied cemeteries, with white headstones (viz. Cemetery near Pegasus Bridge).
How would you spend your day in Normandy (10 Replies)
We will be on a River Cruise in late April of 2017. We have a choice of two excursions for our day in Normandy. Which would you choose (we are Americans - if that makes much difference) 1)For those wishing to visit the American airborne forces’ landing beaches, you’ll want to go to the historic Utah and Omaha beaches, along with Pointe du Hoc, one of the strategic strong points between the two beaches. You’ll also visit Sainte-Mère-Église, which became the first town in France to be...More
October 23, 2016|
If your cruise is on the Seine then I imagine pretty much the whole cruise will be in Normandy. From which port will these excursions be operating?
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
FAQ: What to see on a 5 day stay in Luxembourg? (5 Replies)
Here is an example itinerary for somebody staying five days in Luxembourg. - Spend the first and second day in Luxembourg city. For ideas on what to see, see https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g19034… - The third day, visit the picturesque village of Vianden, famous for its castle. For transport details, see https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g19035… - The fourth day, go for a hike in the Mullerthal area, known for its spectacular rock formations. For details, see ...More
September 09, 2018|
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