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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial may very well be the most visited American military cemetery in the world after Arlington, and with good reason: It is an emotional experience that stays with visitors long after they've returned home from their travels, even if they've never given much thought to World War II battle history.

There are four distinct features to the memorial, located in Colleville-sur-Mer, about half an hour from Bayeux and three hours from Paris. First, there is the cemetery itself, the final resting place of more than 9,000 soldiers. The vast majority of them lost their lives fighting the D-Day battles of Normandy, but there are other World War II heroes buried here as well. The rigid lines of so many thousands of graves are an astonishing sight, and the sense of loss is overwhelming. You'll see small stones placed upon the headstones in the shape of the Star of David for Jewish soldiers; this is a common Jewish custom and they should not be removed.

The next feature is the memorial, which includes a reflecting pool, a chapel and inlaid maps detailing the events of D-Day. The American flag flies here, as France conceded the land to the Americans and it is considered U.S. soil. The memorial and cemetery give way to the next feature, which is the view from from the site's vantage point above the famous Omaha Beach. From news reports and cinematic depictions we've come to recognize the beach from the point of view of the soldiers coming in from the English Channel; to see it from above, though, is to see just how precarious their circumstances were and how incredible it was that victory belonged to the Allies that day.

The final feature of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is its brilliant visitor center, which puts everything into context. Far from jingoistic chest-thumping, the center instead stands in humble awe of the men who gave their lives on D-Day and pays every ounce of due respect to the enormity of the operation. Inside are items the soldiers carried with them, from ammunition to good luck charms, as well as first-hand accounts recorded by veterans. Learn about the French involvement in the region and the small details that could have made or broken the operation.
Address: Omaha Beach, Collville-sur-Mer 14710, France
Hours: April 15-September 15 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; September 16-April 14 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Half-Day Group Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

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Short on time in Bayeux but keen to see Normandy’s World War II US D-Day sites? Visit some key 1944 American locations on this half-day tour from Bayeux. Journey by air-conditioned minivan to Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc, where US troops landed on June 6th. Gaze at the cliffs and beaches as your expert guide shares detail and stories of the landings and forces involved. Finish at the American Cemetery to pay homage to those who lost their lives. Numbers are limited to 15 for a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Full-Day Group Tour of American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

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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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

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Get an up-close look at the site of America’s D-Day invasion with a visit to the Normandy battlefield beaches from Bayeux. On this 9-hour small-group tour, you’ll stroll Utah and Omaha beaches, explore famous wartime sites like Pointe du Hoc and Sainte-Mère Church, and learn the turbulent history of this key WWII location. Throughout the tour, enjoy free time to take souvenir photos, pay respects and ask questions of your expert guide.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

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Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with American Cemetery and Lunch

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Visit the D-Day beaches during this full-day trip from Paris to Normandy. Stop at Omaha Beach to learn stories and historical facts about WWII; drive along Juno and Gold Beaches; pause at the American Cemetery; and stop by the Caen Memorial Museum for a scenic lunch. Gain fascinating insights from your guide into the sacrifices of Allied soldiers and the French citizens they liberated. Upgrade to a small-group tour when booking for a more personal experience.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Day Trips

Small-Group Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with Omaha Beach, American Cemetery and Cider Tasting

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Enjoy an intimate historical look at the D-Day landings on this 12-hour trip to the beaches of Normandy from Paris. Travel by comfortable van accommodating no more than eight people, and visit Omaha Beach, the Operation Overlord Museum, German bunkers, Pointe du Hoc, as well as the American Cemetery home to 10,000 white crosses. See period-era military maps, plans, and photos, while listening to inspiring stories about June 6, 1944. Sip some of Normandy’s famous traditional cider before returning to Paris.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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Enhance your experience of Normandy and its intriguing historical heritage on a half-day tour of Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach from Bayeux. Delve into the turbulent past of the region with a knowledgeable guide and visit renowned D-Day battlefield sites situated on Normandy’s picturesque coastline. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and browse the exhibitions in the informative visitor center. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Day Trips

American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux

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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 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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

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Spend a day visiting the excellent Memorial de Caen Museum and key D-Day sites on this full-day tour from Caen. After a self-guided tour of the museum (with or without an audio guide), join your knowledgeable guide for a tour of D-Day sites like Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and the artificial harbor of Arromanches. Tour group size for the American sites is limited to seven, ensuring plenty of personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Cultural Tours

D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches

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Tour the historic locations of World War II on this tour of D-Day sites and the Mémorial de Caen museum. See Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and other important D-Day sites, as well as a guided tour of Mémorial de Caen. This is an ideal day trip from Paris, especially since it begins at the Caen train station. Group size is limited to seven for the American sites ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours

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D-Day American Normandy Beaches Tour (Suitable as a Day Trip From Paris)

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Visit important landmarks and sites associated with the 1944 invasion of Normandy on this full-day tour. Take the train from Paris, then meet up with local guides who will show you the battlefield sites including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, and Pointe Du Hoc. You’ll also visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and the town of Sainte-Mère-Église.
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  • 8 hours
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Multi-day Tours

2-Day Normandy, Saint Malo and Mont St Michel Tour from Paris

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Explore the landscapes of the Normandy and Brittany regions during a 2-day tour from Paris, including one night in Caen. Stroll the charming streets of Honfleur and Rouen. Pay your respects at WWII sites like the D-Day beaches of Normandy and the American Cemetery and Memorial. Walk through the historic walled city of Saint-Malo. Visit the surreal island of Mont-St-Michel, one of the country's most recognizable landmarks. Transport, meals, entry fees and overnight lodging are included.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Cultural Tours

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including Cider Tasting and Lunch

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Discover the beaches of the D-Day landings on this guided day trip to Normandy from Paris. Focusing on the sites where heavy losses were suffered by American soldiers, the tour stops at the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, Utah Beach Museum, and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Enjoy free time on the beaches and hear poignant tales about the events of June 6, 1944. During this full but inspiring day of sightseeing, revitalize with a cup of traditional cider and lunch at a waterside restaurant.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private day tour to Normandy D-day beaches from Paris

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Gain insight into France’s war history on this private day trip to Normandy from Paris. Leave France’s busy capital behind and travel into rural Normandy with your private guide. Discover World War II landing sites and learn of the profound sacrifices the soldiers made during battle. Discover the Pointe du Hoc lookout position, and see the famous Omaha Beach. Explore an American cemetery then head to Longues-sur-Mer, a German battery position.
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  • 13 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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Witness a profound side of French and American history with a visit to Omaha Beach from Bayeux. On this 3-hour small-group tour, you’ll stroll the Normandy beaches, explore critical wartime sites like Pointe du Hoc and the Normandy American Cemetery, and learn fascinating facts and histories about WWII from your guide. In the company of a small group, you’ll have the chance to personalize the journey, stopping to take souvenir photos and ask questions.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Day Trips

D-Day in Normandy - Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris

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Step back in time to June 1944 with a visit to Normandy's main landing beaches. Set out on a guided tour from Paris to visit these legendary sites including Omaha Beach and Colleville American Cemetery, where the bodies of American soldiers who lost their lives on D-Day and at the Battle of Normandy reside. Afterward, spend some time exploring the medieval town of Bayeux, one of the few places in France's Calvados department to remain mostly intact following WWII.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

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Private tours on the landing beaches, Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux, Honfleur

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Born in Bayeux, I know my area very well. Through my contacts I collected many stories about German occupation, resistance and liberation, including the stories of my father who attended the landing on June 6th. I discover sites off the beaten path.Realizing exclusively private tours, I adapt to the needs of customers and can offer "tailored".Passionate about architecture, I also propose heritage tours (visit Bayeux on foot, including the Tapestry and the Cathedral, visit Mont Saint Michel and Honfleur). I can open doors of exceptional homes, property of my friends.
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  • 4 to 9 hours
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  • 4 to 9 hours
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Day Trips

Small-Group Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Landing Beaches Day Trip from Paris

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Travel back in time on a historical 12-tour of World War II landing sites, with optional hotel pickup. Departing from Paris, your driver will guide your group to the Beach of Normandy, where you'll see The Pointe du Hoc, a promontory that was a German fortification strong point until U.S. army members invaded on June 6, 1944. You'll visit the American Cemetery on a bluff above Omaha Beach, and explore other significant locations such as Mulberry Harbour — built specifically to speed the unloading process of Allied troops — and the Caen Peace Memorial. The tour also includes return transport to Paris.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Guided Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip from Paris

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Leave the long drive from Paris to the professionals and check off six key World War II sights in just one day on this comprehensive tour. Learn about 1944’s Normandy Landings from your guide as you visit Omaha Beach, the American Military Cemetery, the Canadian Juno Beach Center, the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, the Mémorial de Caen museum and memorial, and the remains of an artificial harbor at Arromanches-les-Bains.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Day Trips

D-Day & Mont St Michel (2 Days)

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Explore France beyond Paris with this private 2-day tour to Normandy. Learn about local World War II history from your private guide as you visit landmarks such as Pegasus Bridge and the American Cemetery of St. Laurent. On the second day, discover Mont St. Michel’s Abbey with a guided tour including the monk’s Cloisters and various chapels.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen

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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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Private Day Trip from Paris

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Immerse yourself in the history of D-Day at Normandy during this 12-hour private day trip from Paris. With your private guide, visit Pointe du Hoc, where Colonel James Rudder and his 225 US Rangers climbed the cliffs under enemy fire. Get both the German and American perspective during a guided tour of Omaha Beach, then visit Colleville-sur-Mer, home to the American cemetery. This private tour ensures personalized attention and flexibility. Round-trip private transportation from Paris is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
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Custom Private Tours

Private Full-Day American Sector Guided D-Day Tour from Bayeux

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Private American Dday tour from Bayeux

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- local licensed guide of France- 5 years experience- French license of transportation company- a / c Renault Espace (up to 6 people)
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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