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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  • An important and wonderful Museum. A must stop for everyone who is interested in D-Day. Do not skip his one. Aside of the unique collection, Pierre Louis, the owner and manager of the museum is a foun...  more »
  • My partner's uncle landed on Omaha beach on June 6th 1944 as part of the Big Red One Infantry Division. On a pilgrimage in Normandy we discovered this amazing little museum, with poignant artefacts co...  more »
  • A small collection with little narrative, felt a bit robbed for €5, when I have seen a lot better for less (or free). Wouldn't go again, but can say I went.  more »
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  • Very detailed, well worth the admission
  • Small but well worth a look. It is specific to one particular American Division's participation in Operation Overlord.
  • Very small museum, spend half an hour here.
  • Hello!! This is today 6 years I has been camping in the regions, and I did all museums in the regions and this makes 6 years that I pass this museum is in even visit it because of the Visual prejudices! It is true that the Museum seems small seen from the outside, is this year have made the big move! And get back to future customers in their say don't hesitate inside everything is authentic and wonderfully well explained and present, the person who would like this Museum and polite rarely seen in some Museum and a very big fan! This man and always looking for something new to renew where always improve are Museum and I take my hat off to him because he did a tremendous job! I'll give you an example I'd rather make a small museum like this one to make the memorial of Caen because at the Caen memorial I have a big doubt about the authenticity of objects! PS: the Museum didn't really dear!
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  • Beautiful tribute to the 1st U.S. division which opened the ball if we can tell and has always been in 1st line during the fighting. The place is not very large compared to the price of entry, but well presented.
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