Sainte-Mere-Eglise Tours

What was an otherwise little-known village of the Cotentin Peninsula suddenly became infamous after it was visited by American troops on June 6th 1944 as part of Operation Overlord – making Sainte-Mere-Eglise one of the first villages to be liberated of the Nazis after four long years of occupation. Sainte-Mere-Eglise, along with Utah Beach, was one of the two airborne landings on D-Day, because of its strategic position between Cherbourg and Paris. Sainte-Mere-Eglise is also where the Airborne Museum is located (14 rue Eisenhower), entirely dedicated to the D-Day paratroopers. It includes authentic artifacts like a DC3 aircraft, insightful information and an entire section devoted to the movie The Longest Day, which depicts a well-known incident involving paratrooper John Steele of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. His parachute caught on the spire of the town church, from which he observed the fighting going on below, hanging limply for two hours and pretending to be dead before the Germans took him prisoner.

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Sainte-Mere-Eglise is located in the heart of the Marais du Cotentin Natural Regional Park, just 55 kilometers west of Caen. It can be reached by car via route N13. Entry to the Airborne Museum costs €8 for adults and €5 for children; it is open from 10AM to 6PM between October and March, from 9:30AM to 6:30PM between April and September, and from 9AM to 7PM between May and August. It is closed in December and January.
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Address: Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, France
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Private Full-Day American Sector Guided D-Day Tour from Bayeux

Visit Second World War sites in Normandy on a full-day, private tour that explores the legacy of D-Day. From Utah Beach and Omaha Beach to the Normandy American Cemetery, you’ll follow in the footsteps of American soldiers in France, and with a personal tour guide to tailor the day to your interests, this private tour is a individualized alternative to more standard group itineraries.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD548.70
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Full-Day Group Tour of American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

Visit one of WWII’s most important battle sites on this full-day small-group tour of the Normandy landing beaches from Bayeux. Walk the battlefields and beaches where thousands of Allied troops took part in history’s largest seaborne invasion and learn all about the fateful events of ‘D-Day’. Tour key sites like Utah beach, Omaha Beach and Pointe Du Hoc, then pay your respects at the Normandy American Cemetery.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Le Havre US Tour

Covering Normandy’s World War II D-Day locations in a day from Le Havre is near-impossible by public transport. With this private tour, see US and other Allied landing points with a private vehicle to whisk you smoothly from one to the next. View Omaha Beach, Arromanches’ floating harbor, the Normandy American Cemetery, and more; all as your guide recounts stories of the landings and locations that you might miss alone.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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USD814.39
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Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

The D-Day landing beaches in Normandy saw some of the most significant battles in World War II history, but many of the sites sit far apart. This private 9-hour bus and walking tour from Bayeux makes it possible to take in key sites with ease. Visit the Normandy American Cemetery with a private guide, see the Pointe Du Hoc gun battery, and explore Omaha Beach and Utah Beach — where soldiers on all sides laid down their lives.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD687.32
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American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux

Retrace the steps of American D-Day troops on a full-day tour of Normandy’s US landing sectors from Bayeux. Travel by air-conditioned minivan with your expert guide, and stand at key landing and drop points, including Omaha Beach and St-Mere-Eglise. See the battle sites at La Pointe du Hoc, inspect the German batteries at Longues Sur Mer, and visit Arromanches, the Utah Beach Museum and Normandy American Cemetery to remember those who gave their lives in June 1944. Numbers are limited to eight people for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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USD115.52
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D-Day Normandy Beaches Tour from Paris

Explore the battleground of one of the most pivotal events of the 20th century with this full-day Normandy tour from Paris. Ride the train from the capital to the coast, where a professional driver and guide will take you to the most significant American D-Day sites. See where the early morning air drops occurred at Sainte Mere Eglise, set foot on Utah and Omaha beaches, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full Day American Sector Group Shared D-Day Tour from Bayeux

A DIY tour of Normandy’s American Sector World War II D-Day sites may mean you miss out on the stories behind the beaches and battles. Tour with a guide to get a full rundown at each site and hear facts you’d otherwise miss on this day trip from Bayeux. Travel between locations by air-conditioned minivan and visit Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and more, all more easily than exploring independently.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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