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Airborne Museum
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Full-Day American Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour from Bayeux
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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Airborne Museum, situated in the square of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, a few miles from D-Day landing beaches, facing the church where John Steele famously was caught, relates the heroic adventure of paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. Through a spectacular museography, the Airborne Museum takes you through the D-Day alongside American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. From the invasion preparations in England through the battles for liberation, meet the Airborne troops and accompany them on their journey to Victory.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Awesome. Do not miss!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

At the last minute based on the advice of my trip advisor friends we decided to stay overnight in Bayeaux and boy was that a great idea!

Our train from Paris was delayed due to a mechanical problem thank goodness we had the extra day. The other benefit was that we were able to see this museum. It was an awesome and respectful and informative tribute to what happened in the days before and after theD day invasion. The exhibit in the back makes you feel like you are in the plane getting ready to jump out of the plane.

Also the town is kind of cute and fun so it's worth a visit. We were there on a Saturday and there was a local flea market which was great.

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Outstanding portrayal of the 101st significance in WWII history. Wonderful photographs, dioramas, weapons and memorabilia from this page in WWII history.

Visited June 2014
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Mililani, Hawaii
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“Highly recommend”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Very well done! Do not pass this one up as it's a must see for all ages when visiting the area. Even my children who are normally bored with museums found something to be interested in here.We particularly liked the flight simulator. It's obvious a lot of imagination, research, and hard work went into this. I cannot find anything I disliked at all. If I had to say anything...maybe the gift shop was a bit overpriced. But that's to be expected. Even the shop seemed to have a little something for everyone.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Everything displayed was used in the war”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

An incredible museum housing a C-47, uniforms, kits, armaments, etc. Two small theatres to see actual footage as well as the 40th anniversary commemoration by President Reagan. Another building houses a glider used in the landings and yet another a mockup of a C-47 you walk through to view the different areas of the aircraft and paratroopers it carried.

We could easily have spent most of a day here. Everything displayed in the museum was either used during the landings or items worn or used by soldiers and donated.

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I did not expect such an astonishing show when I entered the "operation neptune" display. I was driven to tears! The exhibit led you into a very dark hull of a DC3 and the roar of engines was deafening and the entire hull vibrated as it must have done in 1944. At the "parachute" door at the rear one could see an astonishing 3D view down below with flak coming up... then cross a dark and scary glass bridge to be scared by the diorama below. No real human being these days will ever know what those boys faced in those days... but this display might soften the most hardened heart.

Visited May 2014
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