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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 7 December 2018

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
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 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 29 November 2018

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
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

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 15 November 2018

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
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29 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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28 March 2018|
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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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8 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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