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Normandy American Cemetery honors American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II. Most of the 9,387 graves contain the remains of American soldiers and military personnel who lost their lives during the D-Day landings and the operations that followed. East of the memorial, the semicircle garden has 1,557 names inscribed on the "Walls of the Missing,” with rosettes denoting the names of those who have since been identified. The semicircular colonnade has one loggia at each end containing narratives of military operations as well as huge maps. See the iconic bronze statue called the “Spirit of American Youth” in its center and, overlooking the beach, a tablet depicting the Normandy landings. Use our Colleville-sur-Mer trip tool to arrange your visit to Normandy American Cemetery and other attractions in Colleville-sur-Mer.
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$242 BOOK WITH VIATOR Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
Duration: 12 hours
$75 BOOK WITH VIATOR D-Day Omaha Beach Area Morning or Afternoon Group Tour from Bayeux
Duration: 4 hours
$196 BOOK WITH VIATOR Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Trip with Cider Tasting & Lunch from Paris
Duration: 14 hours
$258 BOOK WITH VIATOR Normandy Small-Group Day Trip D-Day Battlefields & Landing Beaches from Paris
Duration: 12 hours
$135 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day American Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour from Bayeux
Duration: 8 hours
Normandy American Cemetery reviews
The American Cemetery is a must-do when in Northern France. Or anywhere even remotely close to it. Almost 10'000 brave souls lost their lives here in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. You..... more
The American Cemetery is a must-do when in Northern France. Or anywhere even remotely close to it. Almost 10'000 brave souls lost their lives here in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. You..... more »
Omaha had the highest number of casualties of all 5 landing beaches, so no wonder it hosts the biggest cemetery here at Normandy beaches. It's a final resting place for around 10.000 brave men who...
Omaha had the highest number of casualties of all 5 landing beaches, so no wonder it hosts the biggest cemetery here at Normandy beaches. It's a final resting place for around 10.000 brave men who... more »
This is a very sombre and sobering place but is an absolute must-visit. The feeling as you stand and gaze at the sheer number of graves (9,388) in the cemetery is almost overwhelming and is certainly very emotional. The whole site is immaculately kept and is simply beautiful. There are lots of walking tours and a lot of people visiting so it can be quite noisy - bear this in mind for your visit, as it is not a place for silent reflection. It really brings home that these were important individuals with lives, families and journeys - these lives are true cost of war, a message more relevant than ever.
Strong place. Everyone should visit. And do his best to avoid repeating what happened here. So many lives... Guys, we will never forget!
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