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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

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 D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
$201.78 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing!
Great trip for our family. Really put into perspective to all of us the sacrifices that these heroes made.
Doug_D, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

star-5
Nice day
Lynette_C, May 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Guide was knowledgeable and sweet. The bus ride was long but the bus was new, clean and comfortable. The driver didn’t speak English but he communicated great.
star-4
Great overview tour
Robin_N, Apr 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
We enjoyed this small group tour of Utah and Omaha Beaches and saw St Mere Eglise along with the D-Day museum and American Cemetery. We had two guides who were just getting back into swing after a 2 year pandemic shutdown. Good info and we stopped for lunch at the Roosevelt. The only downside was the COVID plexiglas barrier in the van made it almost impossible to understand the guides while driving. Otherwise a good tour that finished with Taps being played at the Cemetery. Very moving.
star-5
A moving and educational experience
Mary_L, Jun 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
The German Cemetery was particularly moving to me, especially when our guide explained how young the soldiers were. Of course, going out to the German bunkers and seeing what our Allied soldiers were facing on D-Day. Our guide was excellent, and we learned so much from him.
star-5
Pointe Du Hoc and Bessin...
Kevin_C, Jun 2022
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
Pointe Du Hoc and Bessin battery were great. US cemetery at Omaha is a can’t miss. One suggestion would be more time at Pt Du Hoc.
star-5
Powerful visit to Normandy
Richard_B, Jun 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Seeing the cemetery was powerful. Natasha was a friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful host. Putting a visual to all the stories and accounts I had heard made me most grateful for the tremendous sacrifices of all involved.
star-5
Haunting Visit
ekelly633, Jun 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
I visited in mid-June so the weather conditions were similar to those on D-Day. It was bitterly cold with very strong winds that made walking on the beach difficult. These factors demonstrated the vicious barriers the Allies faced during the landing.
star-5
Amazing tour!
Martha_S, Jun 2022
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour with Omaha Beach & American Cemetery
Seeing the actual sites from D-Day was a very emotional and moving experience. The bravery of the men involved was exceptional.
star-5
Excellent tour of Normandy D day beaches
Sonia_L, Jun 2022
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
Excellent half day tour visiting La Pointe du Hoc, Longue sur Mer battery, Omaha beach and the Normandy American Cemetery Memorial. It was lovely to be in a small group of 5 and Philippe our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable of the events of the war.
star-5
American D-Day Beaches Tour
Aaron_J, Jun 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Great tour that takes a full day (around 9 hours). You will visit all the points of interest at the American D-Day Beaches. Guide was great and the entire experience was well worth the money.
star-4
A memory you won’t forget
Jason_W, Jun 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Loved the new info I learned, Friends made, comfortable ride, and the experience of a lifetime. Wish we had more time.
star-5
Unforgettable!
John_W, Jun 2022
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour with Omaha Beach & American Cemetery
Definitely a day we will always remember! Our guide Celine was knowledgeable, professional and fun. She was able to paint a picture of the events at Normandy that was informative, memorable and dramatic. Highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Very memorable day...
Alex_P, Jun 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Very memorable day however would’ve been good to go to gold beach very much an American aimed audience
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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