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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 D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
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Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
$201.29 per adult
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Highly recommended
The entire day was memorable. Our guide was so very knowledgeable and respectful. Our driver was an expert and very cordial. At the American memorial there were many of us with tears, weeping fir fir the lost and honoring their sacrifice.
Deborah_W, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

star-4
Great overview tour
Robin_N, Apr 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
We enjoyed this small group tour of Utah and Omaha Beaches and saw St Mere Eglise along with the D-Day museum and American Cemetery. We had two guides who were just getting back into swing after a 2 year pandemic shutdown. Good info and we stopped for lunch at the Roosevelt. The only downside was the COVID plexiglas barrier in the van made it almost impossible to understand the guides while driving. Otherwise a good tour that finished with Taps being played at the Cemetery. Very moving.
star-5
A moving tour, but well worth it!
jonprevett, May 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
We really enjoyed this tour of the Normandy region WW2 sites. Sophie, our guide, was very friendly, and went out of her way to provide historical information and answer questions at each stop on the tour. It was a long day, but well worth it! Visiting these important sites was a humbling experience. Highly recommend.
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Take the Tour
Nancy_G, May 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
This hallowed ground was brought to light through the all day tour. Best to take the tour to greater understand the timing, strategy and life efforts. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great tour!
Brooke_T, May 2022
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
Our guide Sophie was extremely knowledgeable and really made the experience very enjoyable! I enjoyed each of the stops. Highly recommend the half day tour :)
star-5
Knowledgeable guide!
Jessica_G, May 2022
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
We had an amazing guide: so knowledgeable about each site and the overall history of D-day landings. Duration of trip and route was excellent.
star-5
Terrific
Paul_M, May 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
The tour covered everything we expected. Our tour operator, Sophie was terrific. Sophie provided details at every stop and ever put in a good word for the terrific weather. Five stars all the way.
star-5
Great trip to a hallowed place!
Scott_G, Apr 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Wonderful day trip to see many of the main sites of the Normandy D-Day beaches. Our guide Florence was awesome and has a wealth of information to make it a special trip.
star-5
Loved seeing Omaha Beach...
Robert_H, Apr 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Loved seeing Omaha Beach and hearing all the stories from our guide. Bridget brought it to life for us. All of the be.hind the scene stories were very relevant. We had a very full day.
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D-Day Beaches
ELIZABETH_S, May 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Our guide was wonderful. The tour was everything we expected and more. Our guide was very informative and made sure we were able to see the lowering of the flags.
star-5
Amazing tour! Must do experience!
Toby_C, Apr 2022
Omaha Beach Half-Day Tour with American Cemetery & Cider Tasting from Bayeux
The tour was amazing, as a group of 4 young adults, we found it extremely useful and super informative. Our guide Olivia was so so so so nice and provided us with a fantastic tour. We wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone of any age visiting the region, topped off by tasting cider in a lovely family orchard! Must must do! Thank you Olivia!
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Moving Normandy Tour.
Ronald_B, Apr 2022
Pointe du Hoc,Omaha Beach, American Cemetery - Day trip from Paris to Normandy
Normandy trip was very moving. A “must see” if you ever have a chance. Our Tour Guide was Excellent. Regis had so much knowledge of all this area. He added a lot of history to our tour. I would highly recommend this tour from Viator. A long day: 12 hours but we’ll worth it. Excellent!!
star-5
Regis was the BEST! An excellent day trip!
Selene_B, Apr 2022
Pointe du Hoc,Omaha Beach, American Cemetery - Day trip from Paris to Normandy
My husband and I booked this day trip while visiting Paris. We have nothing but rave reviews for Regis, our driver and tour guide. He was very knowledgeable at each location, never hurried us, and made sure we had a great experience. We would HIGHLY recommend both this tour, and if you’re lucky, Regis.

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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Trip ideas


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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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