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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.

Practical Info

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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Cherbourg Shore Excursion: Full Day Guided Tour of American D-Day Beaches including Lunch, Bayeux, ... 
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Cherbourg Shore Excursion: Full Day Guided Tour of American D-Day Beaches including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy a full day small group sightseeing tour of the American sectors of the D-Day Normandy invasion, departing from Cherbourg cruise ship terminal. An ...  Read more

Location: Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.38
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Full Day Guided Tour of American D-Day Beaches including Lunch, Le Havre, ... 
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Full Day Guided Tour of American D-Day Beaches including Lunch

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Enjoy a full day small group sightseeing tour of the American sectors of the D-Day Normandy invasion, departing from Le Havre cruise ship terminal. An ...  Read more

Location: Le Havre, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $173.38
D-Day Normandy Beaches Tour from Paris, Paris, Ports of Call Tours
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D-Day Normandy Beaches Tour from Paris

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Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of the American sectors of the D-Day Normandy invasion. An experienced English-speaking guide will show you the battlefield ...  Read more

Location: Carentan, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $131.53
Full Day American Sector Group Shared D-Day Tour from Bayeux, Bayeux, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Full Day American Sector Group Shared D-Day Tour from Bayeux

This is a full day American sector group shared D-Day beaches tour which will appeal to all history buffs.  You will visit the Sainte Mere Eglise (Airborne ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.42
Private Full-Day American Sector Guided D-Day Tour from Bayeux, Bayeux, Day Trips
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Private Full-Day American Sector Guided D-Day Tour from Bayeux

This private tour will show you the main D-Day sites from Bayeux. There can be a maximum of 8 people per vehicle and as it will be for your group only there ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $567.97
Full-Day Group Tour of American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Custom Private Tours
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Full-Day Group Tour of American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 127 Reviews

Full day sightseeing tour of the American sectors of the D-Day Normandy invasion. An experienced English speaking guide will show you the battlefield sites and ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.53
American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux, Bayeux, Historical & Heritage Tours
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American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux

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Explore the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy and gain insight into Europe’s World War II history on this full-day tour from Bayeux. Visit key battle sites ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.57
Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Discover the American sectors of the Normandy D-Day landing beaches with a guided private tour. This tour is suitable for a maximum of 7 passengers who do not ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $711.46
All-American Private Day Tour to Normandy D-Day Beaches from Paris, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

All-American Private Day Tour to Normandy D-Day Beaches from Paris

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This particular tour focuses on the American sectors of Normandy landings. Visit the D-day beaches and delve into France’s World War II history on this private ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $230.60
Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Paris, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore on a day tour of the D-Day Beaches, including the Mulberry Harbour, Longues sur Mer, Omaha Beach and of course the American Cemetery in Colleville sur ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $956.59

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