4th stop : Sainte Mère Eglise
The little town of Sainte Mère Eglise had to be captured by the 82nd Airborne Division on June 6, 1944. You will hear the story of John STEELE, paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Division whose parachute got hung on the bell tower of the church. This scene is featured in the movie “The Longest Day”.
Sainte Mère Eglise nowadays
Sainte Mère Eglise in 1944
Sainte Mère Eglise is liberated !
John STEELE, 82nd airborne division
Why is lunch not included in the tour?
We want to give you several options to spend your free time in Sainte Mère Eglise.
In Sainte Mère Eglise, you will have the opportunity to visit the Airborne Museum. If you want to visit the Airborne Museum on your free time, just grab some food to take away for lunch and you will have enough time to see the Airborne Museum. The guests having a tour with Normandy Excursions & Tours will get a discount for the entrance ticket to the Airborne Museum of Sainte Mère Eglise.
Click here to see the Sainte Mère Eglise Airborne Museum website :
You can also just wander in Sainte Mère Eglise and discover the town and the church. There are many good restaurants in Sainte Mère Eglise : your guide will recommend some of them.
You will also have the choice to have a quick lunch or a regular lunch there.
Another good reason to stop in Sainte Mère Eglise at lunch time is that there will not be any service in the church at that time of the day, so that the church is open to the public.
Several restrooms are available in Sainte Mère Eglise.
- First stop : Normandy American Cemetery overlooking the Eastern end of Omaha Beach
- 2nd stop : Omaha Beach, Dog green Sector, Vierville Sur Mer
- 3rd stop : la Pointe du Hoc, Cricqueville-en-Bessin
- 4th stop : Sainte Mère Eglise
- 5th stop : Utah Beach, Saint Marie du Mont
- 6th stop : Angoville au Plain, the church
- Last stop : drop off in Bayeux, Place de Québec