Fodor's Expert Review Sainte-Mère Église

Sainte-Mere-Église Historic District/Site

At 2:30 am on June 6, 1944, the 82nd Airborne Division was dropped over Sainte-Mère, heralding the start of D-Day operations. After securing their position, U.S. forces pushed north, then west, cutting off the Cotentin Peninsula on June 18 and taking Cherbourg on June 26. German defenses proved fiercer farther south, and St-Lô was not liberated until July 19.

Historic District/Site Town/Village Military Sight Tour–Sight Service

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Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy  50480, France

-02–33–21–00–33-for tourist office

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