Cimetière Américain de Colleville-sur-Mer

Cimetière Américain de Colleville-sur-Mer

Cimetière Américain de Colleville-sur-Mer
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • 907blaked
    Tampa, Florida1,438 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful memorial and cemetery with stunning views of Omaha Beach
    We were truly impressed with the memorial at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. Much larger and developed than what we found at Utah Beach. We visited on D-Day itself (2023) and watched a concert of musical groups from the United States perform and heard from a veteran who had served in the war on D-Day (age 98 now). These hallowed grounds are beautiful and worth a visit. Free toilets/bathrooms.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 June 2023
  • helenandpaul13
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,663 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really gives a feel for the day and the aftermath
    I went here after visiting the museum just off the main road. Didn't realise just how close it is to the cliffs. Large car park and lots of Gendarmes around searching bags as you enter. Beautifully laid out and everything well cared for. Really well maintained with people cutting the grass and workers cleaning the headstones. Just walking round, you don't realise how many people died here, must have been thousands. There is a large monument in the middle with all the battle details setting out where the landings took place and the battles thereafter into Germany. There were coach loads of American tourists there. After this I got into my car and drive down the hill, and suddenly I was on Omaha beach. You can see that it must have been a blood bath with thousands killed and bodies floating in the ocean. Really poignant and not to be missed
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Kathy R
    Doylestown, Pennsylvania24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not miss this!
    This is not to be missed. I don't think any American can visit and not be moved, if not overwhelmed, by the sight of these graves. The young men sacrificed their lives for us and this memorial honors them in such a respectful way. The cemetery is located right above Omaha Beach. Try to go late in the day. An hour before closing flags are lowered and taps are played.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 May 2024
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Kathy R
Doylestown, PA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is not to be missed. I don't think any American can visit and not be moved, if not overwhelmed, by the sight of these graves. The young men sacrificed their lives for us and this memorial honors them in such a respectful way. The cemetery is located right above Omaha Beach.
Try to go late in the day. An hour before closing flags are lowered and taps are played.
Written 5 May 2024
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My only complaint is that you aren’t allowed to walk amongst the crosses, but, I get that you want to minimize the trampling from visitors. A truly sobering reminder of the senselessness of war, this verdant graveyard above the English Channel is a testament to courage, valor, and duty to country. Your life will be changed after this visit.
Written 2 May 2024
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Amy A
Gainesville, GA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This s was such a beautifully moving place. So many lives were lost as the Allied forces fought to liberate Normandy, and the world, from the Nazi regime. We were fortunate to have a tour guide, Jenny Post, from WWII Veterans’ Memories to guide our visit. Her photos, personal stories, and maps really brought the history and sacrifice of these families to life. She also informed us that there is a special ceremony when a family member comes to the cemetery to visit a loved one’s grave. My mother is 77 and wanted to visit the gave of her sister-in-law’s grandfather. Mom’s mobility is limited and the cemetery is enormous. We were chaperoned to the grave for the ceremony by golf cart and treated like royalty. After visiting the grave, Jenny took us to the memorial section for the soldiers whose bodies were never found. Her photos and personal stories of families brought tears to my eyes. Don’t miss this stop. Take a guide from WW II Veterans’ Memories. Let us never forget.
Written 18 April 2024
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ladyerica
Ketchum, ID195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I don't know how to put this into a 100 word minimum review except to say that you need to go. It is too personal an experience to share why. You just need to go.
Written 12 October 2023
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helenandpaul13
Worcester, UK1,663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I went here after visiting the museum just off the main road. Didn't realise just how close it is to the cliffs. Large car park and lots of Gendarmes around searching bags as you enter. Beautifully laid out and everything well cared for. Really well maintained with people cutting the grass and workers cleaning the headstones. Just walking round, you don't realise how many people died here, must have been thousands. There is a large monument in the middle with all the battle details setting out where the landings took place and the battles thereafter into Germany. There were coach loads of American tourists there. After this I got into my car and drive down the hill, and suddenly I was on Omaha beach. You can see that it must have been a blood bath with thousands killed and bodies floating in the ocean.

Really poignant and not to be missed
Written 8 October 2023
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SeeTheW0rld62
Sunnyvale, CA2,079 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The American Cemetary above Omaha Beach is a must see for Americans visiting the Normandy beaches. The Visitor Center is very well done with a lot of good information. The site is a fitting memorial to all of the lives lost fighting Hitler's evil attempt to kill all Jewish people and dominate the world. The Battle of Normandy was critical to the Allies winning the war and we are forever grateful to all of the brave men and women, in service to their countries and civilian, who lost their lives for our us.
Written 12 September 2023
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mesbh
Cheshire, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A must-do. Hard to describe the impact it will have - makes you understand the sacrifice they made. America you have done them proud with this cemetery and educating us all in what happened here. Essential for all generations.
Written 3 September 2023
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Peter C
Bristol, UK19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Amazing, emotional place to visit. Museum good too Well worth a visit but beware of opening hours - last entry 17:45 but very aggressive "chucking out" well under way by 17:50.
Written 20 August 2023
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Global Trekking
Charlotte, NC594 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A somber tribute to all of the soldiers lost in battle nearby. While visiting we were fortunate enough to witness a flag ceremony at 3pm with the national anthem and Taps.
Written 31 July 2023
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Benjamin Moye
Norwich, UK857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is a well kept cemetery and its size is staggering. It has an informative display which is worth viewing before exploring the site.
Written 27 June 2023
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