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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 American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
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Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
$117.11 per adult
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D day all day tour
Eric was very well informed of the details of the battles of Normandy. He was a pleasure to spend the day with!
Caroline_C, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

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D-Day Tour with Eric
Kim_E, Nov 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
This tour was one of the best we’ve been on in our three months in Europe. Our guide, Eric, was extremely knowledgeable and brought history to life with the stories of individuals who fought and died there. He respectfully captured the somber events of D-Day while keeping the group engaged in meaningful dialog about the past as well as current events. You should not miss this tour.
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D day
Venita_S, Nov 2021
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
It was beautiful there but so sad .. all the young men that served in the service…we enjoyed the full day
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A walk through WWII history
William_B, Nov 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
We have a beautiful day experience with Kate as our tour guide. She is very knowledgeable about all our stops. We loved the Utah Beach Museum, walking on Omaha Beach and Utah Beach and visiting the American Cemetery and German cemetery…. Overall a fantastic experience!!!
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You never know what you're going to see...
Devon_S, Oct 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Alex was extremely knowledgable! I would highly recommend him every time. He was very kind, go with the flow, and a good story teller. Alex had planned a picnic spot for us to stop for lunch, but it started to rain- when one of our group members suggested eating in a German bunker, Alex was all for it! He showed us so many memorable items that made learning the history of D-Day that much more real.
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We had Matt who was...
Shannon_C, Oct 2021
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
We had Matt who was great. He was well educated and you could tell really cared. We got lucky and nobody else showed up so we had a private tour. We did the afternoon 5hr trip which was plenty for us. If you’re training in from Paris it’s a full day of travel. It’s about 2hrs 50min from Paris to Bayeux
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Great Tour of Normandy
Mark_T, Sep 2021
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
Wonderfully guided tour that highlighted both the overall action at Normandy as well as some specific details that emphasized the lives lost. Great tour!
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A family outing on the Normandy Beaches
Edward_A, Oct 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
The place, Normandy Beaches, the outstanding guide, Alex, the weather made for a memorable full day for our family ranging from 13 to 89.
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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!
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Great tour! Our Guide was incredibly knowledgeable!
Brianna_H, Oct 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Definitely recommend this your if you are very interested in WWII history and the Normandy battles. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about WWII which really brought the experience to life! We learned so much and had a great time
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An eerie walk through history
Brendan_H, Oct 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Omaha Beach View from German positions. Utah beach and museum. Tour guide Eric's enthusiasm for the human aspect.
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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.
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Excellent Tour!
Amy_P, Oct 2021
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Absolutely amazing tour! Eric was extremely knowledgeable and even made the tour memorable for our young son. Just an overall great experience to share with my family. Thank you!

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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