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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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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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KLBTraveller
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 123456beanl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank skatermom59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fr_ydisw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed January 3, 2019

A must see! A great chance to pay respect to those that gave their lives for our freedom. Note: Taps is played at 4pm instead of 5pm during the winter months. God bless us all.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dmm19
Reviewed January 1, 2019

A must visit for any trip to Normandy. Its located right near the Omaha Beach landing area. I would plan for two or three hours and be there at the end of the day when they lower the American flag.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Josh S
Reviewed December 18, 2018

A must see and a great experience, especially if you like history. Actually, learned some things I hadn't thought of.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank food_roadie
Reviewed December 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

You can tell this is an American monument by the size and scale. Great to learn the stories of some of the soldiers inside. Outside is very well kept and truly a beautiful sight to see.

Date of experience: June 2018
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February 15, 2019|
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Response from Sean M | Reviewed this property |
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
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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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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|
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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?
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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
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