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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
USD199.29 per adult
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Great experience
Great information and saw a lot for 1 day tour. Would do it again. Bus comfortable and made stops along the way.
Fely_W, Jun. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

star-5
Nice day
Lynette_C, May 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Guide was knowledgeable and sweet. The bus ride was long but the bus was new, clean and comfortable. The driver didn’t speak English but he communicated great.
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-4
Tour good but bus trip not so much
Martin_L, Jul. 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
It was a good trip but the guide did little to inform us what the representation was. Also the bus was dirty on the outside. We were unable to take photos through the window of the countryside. Lastly, the on board toilet was locked and the driver wouldn’t allow us to use it. We did stop once each way but I saw an older gentleman try to open the door as well as a mother with her daughter. I wouldn’t recommend Viator if they continue to use Buses in thus condition.
star-5
Perfect Day!
Philip_Y, Jun. 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Our guide was perfect. Well versed in numerous historical details and places, including some lesser well known stories and places that really added to our experience.
star-5
Day beach tour
Lance, Jun. 2022
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
Seeing Point du Hoc. Amazing views of the cliffs and ocean. The tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and safe with the group. The tour was worth the money.
star-5
Pointe Du Hoc and Bessin...
Kevin_C, Jun. 2022
Normandy American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux
Pointe Du Hoc and Bessin battery were great. US cemetery at Omaha is a can’t miss. One suggestion would be more time at Pt Du Hoc.
star-4
A bucket list item checked off
Stephen_B, Jun. 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Enjoyed our day at the Normandy beaches that the US Ally’s landed. Such bravery for all. Nice small group size was nice
star-5
Amazing tour!
Martha_S, Jun. 2022
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour with Omaha Beach & American Cemetery
Seeing the actual sites from D-Day was a very emotional and moving experience. The bravery of the men involved was exceptional.
star-5
Great experience lead by...
Frank_A, Jun. 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
Great experience lead by a great Tour Guide with lots of information. Shout-out to the awesome bus driver handling the vehicle like a champ on the little narrow roads
star-5
A Day in Normandy
Robin_T, Jun. 2022
Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip from Paris
It was very moving to see the different landing locations and cemetery. The villages along the way were beautiful. Our guide was very good.
star-5
Great experience. Lots of...
Debra_A, Jun. 2022
Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Great experience. Lots of historical information to help understand what was seen. What is heard, you can’t unhear, what is seen, you can’t unsee, what history has taught us, we must learn.
star-5
Unforgettable!
John_W, Jun. 2022
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour with Omaha Beach & American Cemetery
Definitely a day we will always remember! Our guide Celine was knowledgeable, professional and fun. She was able to paint a picture of the events at Normandy that was informative, memorable and dramatic. Highly recommend this tour!
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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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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
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