First stop : Normandy American Cemetery overlooking the Eastern end of Omaha Beach
Why starting the tour at the Normandy American Cemetery?
We start the tour of the American D-Day landing beaches in the Normandy American Cemetery to avoid the crowd. The Normandy American cemetery is very crowded in the afternoon and we want you to be able to pay your respects to the fallen in a peaceful atmosphere. Almost 2 million visitors are coming to the Normandy American Cemetery every year and the best time to see it is early in the morning. It also gives you better opportunities to take photos.
Normandy American Cemetery, the graveyard
In the Normandy American Cemetery, there are 9 387 men and women resting in peace. Among them, 151 Jewish soldiers are buried under headstones in the shape of star of David. In the middle of the graveyard, you will be able to visit the chapel. The chapel of the Normandy American Cemetery is a multi-confessional chapel, dedicated both to Christian and Jewish religions.
Normandy American Cemetery, the Chapel
The wall of the missing
The names of 1 557 soldiers missing in action are listed on the wall of the missing.
The surface of the Normandy American Cemetery is 172.5 acres.
Restrooms are available on the parking lot of the American Normandy Cemetery.
What to see on the way from the Normandy American Cemetery to Omaha beach ?
On our way to Dog Green sector on Omaha Beach, you will have opportunities to see some monuments or remains from World War II from the mini bus. You will be able to take photos from the mini bus while driving along Omaha Beach.
Photo : This is one of the famous American Sherman Tank M4 that was produced in the U.S. and then shipped to Europe. The German obstacle in front of the tank M4 was suppose to stop the progress of any vehicle landing on the beach.
Photo: Monument marking the temporary American Cemetery on Omaha Beach.
We are going to drive along Omaha Beach for a long while to get to our next stop : Dog Green Sector, where the human casualties were the heaviest on D-Day on Omaha.
- 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