Big Red One Assault Museum, Colleville-sur-Mer

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For a dose of interesting history, head over to Big Red One Assault Museum in Normandy, a site dedicated to the efforts of the US First Infantry Division, nicknamed the Big Red One, and particularly their part in the D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944. The museum includes a number of displays and activities. Watch a fascinating film that chronicles the events of the assault, or you can also go on an hour-long guided tour in either French or English.

The Big Red One division was part of the infamous landing at Omaha Beach where, despite the difficulties encountered, they together with the 29th division went on to secure the areas around Saint-Laurent, Vierville, and Colleville. Make Big Red One Assault Museum a centerpiece of your Colleville-sur-Mer vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Colleville-sur-Mer vacation route planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    small dedicated Museum has the 1st division we pay €8 50 for 1 adult and a child to visit a very well equipped room with weapons of the documents and the reductions
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  • July 23, 2017
    Representation by dioramas of the life of the characters of d-day, good original material, including armoured, American tanks and Panzer Germans, Harley Davinson, and BSA.
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  • July 6, 2017
    Small quick stop on your way to see Normandy American Cemetery and Overload museum. We visited during the #dday73 festival and stopped in this great little museum. The owner had given part of this spa...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    As often in this area the museum is really tiny. It focuses on one special Unit and has some infos about individuals which makes it ok to have a look again, but its not really a must see.
  • April 23, 2015
    Small but well worth a look. It is specific to one particular American Division's participation in Operation Overlord.
  • September 18, 2016
    Very detailed, well worth the admission
  • August 5, 2014
    Very small museum, spend half an hour here.
  • March 27, 2017
    BIG RED ONE MUSEUM, Omaha Beach: 1 Museum of the D - Day essential to Colleville on sea!
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