The beaches of the Normandy coastline were the target for the greatest amphibious military operation in history. Here's our battlefield guide to the D-Day landing beaches including the visit of the American Cemetery.
From Cherbourg to the American Cemetery you will drive through one of the Normand landscape called Peninsula of Cotentin. You will visit the American Cemetery of Coleville located near Omaha Beach in the village of Saint Laurent. In the cemetery. You will see the American Memorial and grounds of the cemetery dedicated to those soldiers who fought and died on the beaches.
Then you will have a stop on one of the American landing Beaches "Omaha Beach" call also the "Red Beache" due to the high number of killed soldiers.
Your last stop will be Sainte Mere L'Eglise, famous for the church. The church was damaged during the dislodging of German snipers from the belfry. A dummy at the end of a parachute hangs from the steeple as a reminder of private Steele's alarming experience. Then you will drive back to the ship.