"Visit the American Military Cemetery" Colleville-sur-Mer Things to Do Tip by Beausoleil
Colleville-sur-Mer Things to Do: 12 reviews and 32 photos
This is a very intense experience although in the end, we found it very peaceful. I think one should visit if for no other reason than to remain aware of the cost of war.
There were older women there and you could easily imagine they were visiting the grave of their long lost love. There were people there looking for graves of fathers, brothers or sisters. The very young were perhaps looking for grandfathers, uncles or aunts.
There are 9387 graves on 172 acres of land administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission. It is open every day except Christmas and New Years.
Address: Off the D514 NW of Colleville-sur-Mer
Directions: by automobile via highway A-13 to Caen, then N-13 to Bayeux and Formigny, continuing on D-517 towards St. Laurent-sur-Mer and D-514 to Colleville-sur-Mer, where signs mark the entrance to the cemetery
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