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Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Whenever we have visitors, we take them here as it is closer to our house then the one at Omaha beach. No matter how many times we visit, we are always struck by the peace and tranquility. The grounds are well kept and are a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

After staying overnight at Compte Regis' Chateau Du Bouceel nearby, we visited this cemetery, where we laid hydrangeas at his soldier's grave site. We had previously visited the Omaha cemetery, plus other cemeteries on the Western Front, and we found this one to be as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Brittany American Cemetery is part of the American Battle Monuments group of Cemeteries, Monuments and Memorials. It sits on 28 beautiful acres of land . Here lie 4,408 American dead, 498 Missing and 97 Unknown Heroes. There are 21 sets of brothers. The Cemetery is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is somewhere i've visited quite a few times. The whole site is so well looked, perfectly manicured grass and row after row of perfect white head stones are a mark of respect to the fallen... the graves of 4410 men with just their name,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Fire153Swindon
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This memorial cemetery is closer to Mont Saint-Michel and isn't as popular as the one at Omaha beach. Because of that it is generally less crowded and that might be preferred for those wishing to pay their respects to the fallen. For those driving, pay...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We found this cemetery purely by chance on a road trip. The grounds are very well tended, amongst the hills of Brittany. The church set within the grounds has wonderful displays giving a brief yet informative insight into the events that unfolded from D-Day until...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Mr_spudgun
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Amazingly moving & beautiful place. It really brings it home to you when you are there, how many young lives were lost defending freedom. The staff are very helpful and the site is perfectly maintained. Do visit and reflect on those who sacrificed everything.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 186225Steve
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Designed like American cemetery at Omaha beach. Each American grave adopted by a French family because they are grateful for assistance in WWII. Very touching story of cemetery origin. Cemetery is immaculate. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

The American Cemetery at St James is an extraordinary place. The atmosphere is at the same time peaceful, and sad. I am not a spiritual person, but at this place I had a spiritual experience. It was difficult to hold back the tears as I...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Brother and I were driving around just looking at scenery, stumbled on this second Normandy area cemetery, the Brittany one. Just as impressive as the American one we would see later. There were more than 4,000 Americans buried here. The rolling hills of Brittany were...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Christie H
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Response from Fire153Swindon | Reviewed this property |
Hi I live just up the road from this Cemetary and as far as i understand the graves are looked after by full time French gardeners employed by the American Battle Monuments Comission. The grass and borders are immaculate... More
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eprieto413
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Response from JeanDublin m | Reviewed this property |
You have to take a train from Paris Montparnasse station to Rennes and then a Bus from Rennes to Saint james - the cemetary is on the outskirts of the town so take a taxi Its not too difficult to do this in a day but be... More
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