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Rue Eisenhower, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church has so much history! Our guide said it is about 900 years old. It is most well known for its role in the Normandy invasion. They have affixed a replica paratrooper to the roof to demonstrate how one of the men was caught...More

Thank Katrina B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A historic little church which has been made famous by John Steele the US paratrooper who found himself hanging from the church tower after being dropped from a glider on D-Day. Inside the church there are 2 stained glass windows which shows two paratroopers descending...More

Thank Doron N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church itself was built in the 1100s and has a distinct feeling of strength in the time it has withstood it all. After all, it was the middle of a huge firefight and conflagration all around it in the early hours of the opening...More

Thank MikeandSarah
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Historic church in the center of town made famous by John Steele getting stuck on the roof on D-Day. Lovely stained glass windows. You must make a stop here to honor the US Army's 82d Airborne Division.

Thank abscfs
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Revisited this small church with a private tour and I am always amazed at the stained glass window which shows two paratroopers descending on D Day. Need to view the Longest Day film again and see all the points of interest that we saw on...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This church is not surprisingly nothing special, although the windows are very nice. But because of the historic impact the building became famous. Paraglider hangs on the tower, but one the wrong side, because to please the tourists.

Thank Volker N
Reviewed 8 September 2018

A lovely little church which has been made famous in the film the Longest Day and the story of John Steele, the US paratrooper who found himself hanging from the church tower after being dropped from a glider. He was taken prisoner by the Germans,...More

Thank Benno Z
Reviewed 5 September 2018

To see the Plaza of the village where the early hours of the invasion started, then see the maniquine hanging by a parachute from the Church brings it all to reality. Touring the church to see the honor expressed towards France’s liberators is a moving...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This church located adjacent to the Airborne Museum is renown for John Steele, a paratrooper whose parachute was entangled on the church. There is a replica of him and a parachute hanging from the ramparts of the church. The inside of the church has 2...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 20 August 2018

the church itself is just one of a kind. Once you're inside though, you can't do without thinking back to that day and what it might have been. Thanks to all those brave men we can today enjoy our freedom.

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