Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

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Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach is a commanding monument and museum dedicated to the memory of the Allied troop landings in Normandy. Built on the strategic WN5 bunker where U.S. troops first landed in 1944, the museum recounts the landings of American troops on French soil, a feat considered by many historians to be the most important military operation in recent history. Within the museum, many valuable objects tell the story of the landings. Plan your Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont using our Sainte-Marie-du-Mont trip planner.
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  • The museum is located right at Utah beach and is excellent. Allow 2 hours for your visit and additional time to walk the beach and visit the outdoor displays.  more »
  • Very very suitable price, the mix of presentation materials (film, Expo, stage reconstitution) takes you back to the time and place of the famous landing of Utah beach. Part and master action of the liberation of France. Go go!
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  • Great place to remember. The Museum is very affordable and the site itself is beautiful. A lot of emotions.
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  • A great museum to help you understand what went on here on June 6th 1944. Well laid out and good use of film and sound, plus one of the very few Mitchell Marauders left in the world. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Good museum. Seems a bit more concentrated on US Navy (Army family). A good place to visit. Worth the stop while visiting the area.
  • Really nice museum. Lots to see and do and it's got a nice flow to it that keeps it interesting. Definitely reccomend making a stop here if you get the chance.
  • You could spend hours upon hours inside here. The amount of information and material is truly staggering with a lot of it being incredibly interesting. Make sure you watch the film before the exhibits as it is surprisingly well-made (as I work in Hollywood, I’m particularly picky with films in tourist attractions) and gives a great overview of the history of Utah beach. The museum was a real treat. The room overlooking the beach is pretty cool. Also a large 1945 Bomber plane on display and painted to look like a wartime plane. There are a couple of abandoned bunkers in front of the museum as well, but more are around Omaha beach, visit the ones just east of the USA cemetery for better bunker remnants. Make sure you also visit the nearby village to read some interpretive signage around the village centre Relating to the Utah beach invasion and stories of paratroopers landing in the village. Super interesting!
  • Great experience, would definitely recommend watching the short film inside the museum before going around to have a better overall feel of the exhibits. The Sherman tank and the B26 bomber are just some of the highlights included in the museum, which boasts a wide range of authentic World War II era equipment from both the Allied and the German side. The beach itself was quite tranquil and, if I'm not mistaken, you can bring home some sand home with you via a small glass bottle you can buy in the gift shop. Definitely a must see for anyone interested in WWII.
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