Normandy Sights

Omaha Beach

  • Av. de la Libération Map It
  • Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

You won't be disappointed by the rugged terrain and windswept sand of Omaha Beach, 16 km (10 miles) northwest of Bayeux. Here you can find the Monument du Débarquement (Monument to the Normandy Landings) and the Musée-Mémorial d'Omaha Beach, a large shedlike structure packed with tanks, dioramas, and archival photographs that stand silent witness to "Bloody Omaha." Nearby, in Vierville-sur-Mer, is the U.S. National Guard Monument. Throughout June 6, Allied forces battled a hailstorm of German bullets and bombs, but by the end of the day they had taken the Omaha Beach sector—suffering grievous losses in the process. In Colleville-sur-Mer, overlooking Omaha Beach, is the hilltop American Cemetery and Memorial, designed by landscape architect Markley Stevenson; you can look out to sea across the landing beach from a platform on its north side.

Sight Information

Address:

Les Moulins, Av. de la Libération, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, 14710, France

Map It

Phone:

/02–31–21–97–44

Sight Details:

  • €6.20
  • Mid-Feb.–mid-Mar., daily 10–12:30 and 2:30–6; mid-Mar.–mid-May and mid-Sept.–mid-Nov., daily 9:30–6:30; mid-May–mid-Sept., daily 9:30–7 (until 7:30 July and Aug.)

Published 06/25/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Normandy

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.