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Normandy American Cemetery honors American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II. Most of the 9,387 graves contain the remains of American soldiers and military personnel who lost their lives during the D-Day landings and the operations that followed. East of the memorial, the semicircle garden has 1,557 names inscribed on the "Walls of the Missing,” with rosettes denoting the names of those who have since been identified. The semicircular colonnade has one loggia at each end containing narratives of military operations as well as huge maps. See the iconic bronze statue called the “Spirit of American Youth” in its center and, overlooking the beach, a tablet depicting the Normandy landings. Use our Colleville-sur-Mer trip tool to arrange your visit to Normandy American Cemetery and other attractions in Colleville-sur-Mer.
Tours To Normandy American Cemetery
D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $164
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
D-Day tour - Omaha Beach sector - morning or afternoon group tour from Bayeux BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $75
Duration: 4 hours
Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $89
Duration: 5 hours
Normandy American Cemetery Reviews
You can't visit this area without seeing this. Even if you are not interested in "all the rest". It will make you want to learn more about what happened here. It is a beautiful dedication to their... more »
The cemetery is located on the clifftop so it has a really nice view of the ocean and beach they tried to invade. The paths along the cemetery are very clean and the white crosses line the entire... more »
This is a very sombre and sobering place but is an absolute must-visit. The feeling as you stand and gaze at the sheer number of graves (9,388) in the cemetery is almost overwhelming and is certainly very emotional. The whole site is immaculately kept and is simply beautiful. There are lots of walking tours and a lot of people visiting so it can be quite noisy - bear this in mind for your visit, as it is not a place for silent reflection. It really brings home that these were important individuals with lives, families and journeys - these lives are true cost of war, a message more relevant than ever.
Strong place. Everyone should visit. And do his best to avoid repeating what happened here. So many lives... Guys, we will never forget!
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