Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

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Overlooked by bluffs which rise to 46 m (150 ft) and command the beaches, Omaha Beach possesses naturally strong defensive positions. During World War II, the Germans skillfully fortified this area with concrete gun emplacements, anti-tank guns, and machine guns. Allied bombs left these largely undamaged, and since there was no cover on the sand, the tranquil strand became a killing field on D-Day, when the US 1st Infantry Division had the most difficult landing of the whole Allied assault. Omaha Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Edition.
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  • You can walk across the beach and feel the sensations of the soldiers 75 years ago, watching the cliffs  more »
  • Today a beautiful long beautiful sandy beach with nice summer house where you can stop and swim. But at the same time full of history.
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  • We visited Omaha Beach as part of our visit to the American Cemetery and Point du Hoc. Totally worth visiting the memorial put up in gratitude to the sacrifice of so many on that very beach. We were s...  more »
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