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D-Day Tour – “Bloody Omaha”

We visited this place as part of our four day tour of the D-Day Normandy beaches. More specifically to visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, this was a very sobering, peaceful place.

We were based at Bayeux and we went here on our second day

The principal purpose of the trip was to visit the World War II beaches of Normandy. The beaches cover an area of over 60 miles and so we based ourselves in Bayeux, which put us in a fantastic central location.

We packed into our short stay the following villages and towns Arromanches-les-Bains for Gold beach and the Mulberry Harbour, Sainte-Mère-Église for the church, Utah beach and the US Airborne museum, Maisy for the batteries at Maisy and Pointe du Hoc, Colleville-sur-Mer for Omaha beach and the American Cemetery, Courseulles-sur-Mer for Juno beach, Bénouville for Pegasus Bridge and the Memorial Museum, Ouistreham for Sword beach, Merville-Franceville-Plage for the gun battery and Ranville for the CWGC Cemetery.

D-Day Tour – “Bloody Omaha”

On this, one of the most deadly of the D-Day beaches you’ll find now peace and tranquillity.

On the beach is 9m high stainless steel sculpture called “Les Braves” by Anilore Ban. The central pillar represents The Rise of Freedom and it is flanked by the Wings of Hope and Fraternity.

  • Last visit to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer: Jun 2013
  • Intro Updated Aug 21, 2013
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“Soaking up as much culture and beer as I can :)”

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