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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

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7,076 Reviews
Free admission
Collville-sur-Mer, France, 14710

The Basics

Visit the cemetary to see the grid of thousands of graves that mark the soldiers’ final resting places. After paying your respects, you can walk to the reflecting pool and the chapel, which have maps that detail the events of D-Day.

After visiting the memorial, head to the edge of the bluffs to look out over Omaha Beach to see the narrow strip of sand where the soldiers landed. The nearby visitor center displays items the soldiers carried with them—from ammunition to good luck charms—as well as first-hand accounts recorded by veterans.

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Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
$122.24 per adult
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Awesome Utah Beach Tour in September 2021
Wonderful tour! Alex, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about World War 2 history and gave us an unforgettable tour of Utah Beach and the surrounding area.
Jim, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

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Memories duty
JeanJacques_I, Sep 2021
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
Experience full of emotion , specialy during cemetery visit. Our guide was very knowledgable on history,able to describe many individual stories.
star-5
A great day in Normandy
Kent_B, Sep 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Matt was excellent and the information he provided as well as the Utah Beach museum were all and more than we expected.
star-5
Amazing tour!
Clare_M, Sep 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Our guide, Eric, was so passionate about WWII and shared his wealth of knowledge with us! Great day, highly recommend!
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Wonderful Day
Jess, Aug 2021
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Wonderful tour led by a very experienced guide. Expect to spend all day on this trip. Does require a bit of walking and standing outside (some people were not aware of this). 10/10, would recommend!
star-5
Excellent experience
Nikki_D, Aug 2021
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
The tour guide was excellent and I would recommend this tour for a family. It was fantastic. My teenagers loved it!!
star-4
Very moving and emotional day
Lori_N, Jul 2021
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Guides were very knowledgeable and friendly and while the tour wasn’t cheap, I thought it was worth the money. I would give this 5 stars but the bus was filthy. Tray tables were smeared with food, food on the wall.
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We encourage everyone to take this tour!
Jeanne_M, Aug 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Our guide,Alex, gave us wonderful information and gave us ample time at each stop we made. He took us to Omaha & Utah beaches, Pointe du Hoc and we arrived at the American cemetery in plenty of time to watch the lowering of the flag and the playing of Taps. BTW…Alex is a very pleasant man and a good driver!
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Guide was very friendly...
Wayne_C, Aug 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable! It was very interesting to see the site of the landing beaches of Utah and Omaha. Would highly recommend booking this guide to see the beaches
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Nice private tour
Elisabeth_C, Jul 2021
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
Very nice tour with a private guide. Learned a lot about DDay. Thank you for the detailed information and interesting answers to all our questions.
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Absolutely worth it
Jennifer_C, Aug 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Kate was incredible and knowledgeable. She knows SOOO much, everything you want to know about D Day and WWII. What a fantastic day, we enjoyed every minute and I even enjoyed the tour (someone not all that interested in the topic, did this for my husband). We have 3 kids and they made it through the tour without too much trouble. Highly recommend.
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Getting to see the actual D-Day Beaches.
rodericksaylor, Feb 2020
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Our guide was friendly and added good background/historical commentary along our trip. The bus was clean and comfortable. The WiFi on the bus worked great closer to Paris but slowed some in the more rural areas of France, probably to be expected.
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Full D-day tour from Bayeux
KarinaBuch_M, Jul 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Had an excellent guide Matthew. He was brillant both at giving the general history outline as well as telling some personal stories about some of the people in WW2 which gave life to history

Things To Know Before You Go

  • The cemetery and memorial are free to visit.

  • This land is considered US soil and was ceded to the Americans after the war.

  • Please remember that this is a memorial site and dress (and act) accordingly.

  • The museum is wheelchair-friendly.

  • Due to the large number of visitors who come to this site every year, you must apply in advance if you want to do a special tour or hold a wreath-laying ceremony.

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How To Get There

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, about a 30-minute drive from Bayeaux and roughly a 3-hour drive from Paris. You can reach Bayeux from Paris by train (from Gare Saint-Lazare), then take a taxi or tour bus to the memorial. Travel by rail takes about 3 hours.

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When To Get There

The memorial is open every day, all year round, from morning to evening, with slightly extended hours from April 15 to September 15. Come early in the day to avoid crowds. Normandy’s peak tourist season is in July and August, during school holidays. The site is also crowded around the anniversary of the D-Day landing (June 6th), when the site hosts numerous memorial ceremonies.

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Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach has been featured in numerous movies and documentaries about D-Day. After paying your respects at the American cemetery, head down to the beach to follow in the footsteps of the Allied soldiers who landed here. You can also take a guided tour of the five D-Day beaches—code named Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, and Sword. Many tours include other nearby battlefields, such as Pointe du Hoc and Pegasus Bridge.

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