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Airborne Museum (Musée Airborne) Tours

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Airborne Museum (Musée Airborne)
The hallowed history of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy draws thousands of visitors a year to this beautiful region of France. Along its now-calm coastline are tours, memorials, cemeteries, museums and stark reminders of the events of June 6, 1944. As you look out over the beaches and aided by the news reels from the time as well as modern-day recreations for the silver screen, it can be almost too easy to feel as though you can see exactly what happened, right in front of you.

But not everyone who fought that day arrived by boat. In the wee hours that morning – in fact, just after midnight - American paratroopers started descending into the region. Through a series of unfortunate events the paratroopers were not able to rally in order to provide organized support for the coming attack, but their scattered arrival sent the Germans running in all directions to defend their hold, a move which ultimately was one of the many factors in the Allies' victory. 

Most of the action from this event, code-named Operation Neptune, centered on the small village of Sainte-Mère-Église, which today is the site of one of the most fascinating WWII sites in Normandy: The Airborne Museum (Musée Airborne). Here visitors can relive the harrowing story of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions and see a Douglas C-47 as well as a Waco Glider.  The exhibits, presentations, and items housed in this parachute-shaped museum fill in many of the missing pieces to just how the Allied forces battled their way to victory.

While in the village of Sainte-Mère-Église, don't forget to look for what appears to be a parachute wrapped around one of the spires of the church. This is a memorial to John Steele, who remained stranded up there because of his caught parachute, and who escaped eventual German arrest to go on and help his division retake the town for the Allies.
Address: 14 Rue Eisenhower, Sainte-Mère-Église 50480, France
Hours: Apr-Sept 9am-6:45pm; Oct-Mar 10am-5pm; closed in January
Admission: Adults 8Euro; Children 4.50Euro
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Airborne Museum Admission Ticket

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The Airborne Museum tells the story of the American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne, who landed in Normandy as part of the Allied D-Day operations in WWII. Located in the Normandy town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, close to Utah Beach and the Normandy Landing Beaches, the museum’s exhibitions include multi-media presentations of the D-Day landings, artefacts such as a C-47 aircraft, and Histopad interactive guides with augmented reality.
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Explore some of the most famous battlefields of World War II during this private Normandy tour from Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches, where Allied soldiers invaded northern France on June 6, 1944. See the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy, pay homage to the fallen at national cemeteries and visit area museums. Your expert guide can personalize this private tour to suit your interests.
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Full-Day American Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour from Bayeux

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Chart the story of the World War II D-Day landings by American forces on this day trip from Bayeux. Learn about the objectives and achievements of the US assaults on June 6, 1944 as you visit the key beaches of Utah and Omaha, and German battery at Pointe du Hoc. Plus, visit the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église and the US cemetery overlooking Omaha. Air-conditioned minivan transport, entrance fees, and central Bayeux pickup and drop-off included.
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Private tours with audio guide and driver. we adapt to the needs, desires and rhythm of your group. The driver becomes your Norman guest if you stay at the hotel La Fontaine Caen Center. Departure 9h from Caen. Minimum 2 people
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Discover the fascinating history behind the events of the 1944 Allied Invasion on a private full-day tour of Normandy from Bayeux. With an accomplished guide, delve into the tales of D-Day as you marvel at significant sites like the battlefields and landing beaches of Utah Beach and Sword Beach. Visit esteemed museums and moving cemeteries to enrich your knowledge of the historic events and admire the picturesque scenery of the famous French region. Customize the itinerary of the tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your private guide throughout the day.
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Discover the most important D-Day invasion sights on a private day-tour of Normandy. Traveling by private transportation allows you to comfortably tick off all the boxes on your itinerary. Visit Utah Beach, Sainte Mere Eglise, Dead Man’s Corner, and more with your private guide.  You’re also free to customize the itinerary to include other points of interest. Whatever you decide, enjoy an immersive and engaging historical experience.
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Visit to Normandy D-Day battle sites from Paris (Including Sainte Mère Eglise and the Airborne Museum, Omaha beach and the Normandy American Cemetery)Travel with your own group of passengers aboard a Private Air conditioned MinivanStep back in time on a history tour, and learn about the events of June 6, 1944See the famous church in Sainte Mère l’EgliseLive the history of the Normandy invasion at the Airborne Museum in Sainte Mère Eglise ( You will see an unique sample in France of a WACO Glider. Also in an airfield tarmac at the foot of a C-47 aircraft which was deployed in the D-Day parachute drop operations, review the troops with The General Eisenhower just before Invasion and the Battle of Normandyin an airfield).See few impressives bunkers at WN62, a deadly German fortification on D-Day !Walk along the « bloody beach » (Omaha) and pay your respect to the fallen U.S soldiers by visiting the Normandy American Cemetery which overlooks Omaha Beach.
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