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Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Omaha Beach and many more Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer itinerary maker.
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  • a nice ballad on this huge and beautiful beach. Apart from a monument, there is no particular development linked to the landing. Hard to imagine the harshness of the fighting on that beach become a family place now.
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  • An absolute 'do not miss' of a place, extremely touching and moving. The whole area is dedicated to the memory of the fallen and those who fought. We spend 6 days travelling the area, and still have m...  more »
  • Its one of those places that you must see when you're A) in the Normandy and B) simply for history reasons. This beach is a lovely beach, well looked after and maintained. There is free parking and th...  more »