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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  • October 5, 2017
    A late stop on our Bayeux Shuttle American D-Day Experience tour was a visit to Omaha Beach. I fully shared the emotional experience referenced by the earlier TA reviewers. We have seen so many docume...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We were on a guided tour, which I would recommend. We got a lot of information on top of what I had previously read. Defiantly visit the museums. They have lots of photos and items left from the invas...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Several places and all impressive to see what there is lined for a fight for our freedom. To still.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Fabulous beach, visited the overlord museum then the American cemetery afterwards. If you want the full emotional experience do the three the other way round but I think that would spoil the current peace and beauty of the beach.
  • October 1, 2017
    Beautiful , calm beach. Commemorates the WWII soldiers who landed here.
  • July 14, 2017
    Beautiful beach, hard to imagine everything that happened here during WW2. Worth a visit!
  • June 8, 2017
    Very beautiful, I have much respect for the people that died there. Emoji movie out July 28th
  • February 9, 2017
    Highly recommend to get a tour guide. Need at least 3 full days to appreciate the area.

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