Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, Sainte-Mere-Eglise

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Church of Sainte-Mère-Église is perhaps the most famous D-Day village. Street panels around the town explain the operations of the US paratroopers. In the square, a parachute effigy still dangles from the church, commemorating what happened to John Steele when his parachute snagged on the spire. Inside the church is a stained-glass window featuring the Virgin and child, surrounded by paratroopers. Monuments in the area include the 82nd Airborne plate, 505th Parachute regiment stele, and Sainte-Mère-Église liberators stele. Take the guesswork out of planning a Sainte-Mere-Eglise vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Well worth the visit and a must see when you’re in the area. In walking distance you also have the airborne museum which is an other must visit. 
    Well worth the visit and a must see when you’re in the area. In walking distance you also have the airborne museum which is an other must visit.  more »
  • A nice old church with a long history. A paratrooper got caught in its steeple, then captured by the Germans with an eventual escape. Great story commemorated by a dummy hung on the church roof. See.....  more
    A nice old church with a long history. A paratrooper got caught in its steeple, then captured by the Germans with an eventual escape. Great story commemorated by a dummy hung on the church roof. See.....  more »
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  • Brilliant place to visit with so much history.
  • Beautiful monument and surrounding area. Visited here as part of the 75th anniversary of the d-day invasion (1944-2019). Incredible opportunity to share an experience with Americans, Canadians, French, Dutch, and Belgians. Although the area was quite busy, it was a wonderful time. I highly recommend visiting to take in the history and sacrifice of our nation(s) heroes.

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