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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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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
Thank HeatherCrowley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is not to be missed. It has a very good museum and is one of the few sites on the DDay trail that is FREE.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit as part of a cruise excursion. We visited Omaha and Gold beaches plus the American War cemetery. Cemetery and surrounds are very well maintained. Museum is full of amazing information. Very well put together.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had first visited this cemetery on a visit in high school; we went to the cemetery for the flag retreat in the afternoon and I remember crying at the poignancy. This year, in revisiting the cemetery with my parents, I wanted to show them...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank beccalc2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An emotional visit for anyone visiting this memorial. I had previously visited the American Cemetery in Tunisia so had an idea of what to expect but was overwhelmed by the gravity of the location overlooking Omaha Beach. Spend time in the visitor center and definitely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seattletraveler98107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words fail to describe the emotions that overtook me as I stood in the center of this holy place. My father had landed on Omaha beach at H + 12 hours and survived. The cemetery is immaculate with every marker and blade of grass in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sean M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited this cemetery befor and its such a moving place to visit, lots of people from many countries and with the centenary approaching it was even more profound, the gardens are immaculate and such a lot of work must go into keeping it like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank falconNorthYorks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained grounds. A very nice part of our Paris City Vision tour to Normandy. I would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank larrys788
Reviewed 8 November 2018

It's a humbling experience to witness. I suggest getting a tour so you get 'correct' historical background. I also recommend arriving for the 4 pm TAPs ceremony and USA Flag lowering. It's incredible to watch in complete silence with 500 people. Very respectful and inspiring....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Americans really know how to make a museum spectacular and intresting. With sound, visual effects and modern style the museum is well worth the trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
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30 May 2018|
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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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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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9 November 2017|
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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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