Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, Sainte-Mere-Eglise

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Church of Sainte-Mère-Église is perhaps the most famous D-Day village. Street panels around the town explain the operations of the US paratroopers. In the square, a parachute effigy still dangles from the church, commemorating what happened to John Steele when his parachute snagged on the spire. Inside the church is a stained-glass window featuring the Virgin and child, surrounded by paratroopers. Monuments in the area include the 82nd Airborne plate, 505th Parachute regiment stele, and Sainte-Mère-Église liberators stele. Take the guesswork out of planning a Sainte-Mere-Eglise vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is worth touring the village, mainly two sites the paratroopers Museum and the Church where you left the American paratrooper hung from its Tower, that now have a recreation. The town is full of tourists.
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  • We stayed in an apartment overlooking the square. Everything you could want within walking distance. Market on a Thursday so no parking in the car park on Wednesday evening. Good base for exploring No...  more »
  • A fantastic village full of charm and easy to reach. Impossible not to notice John Steel, American parachutist hanging in the Church.
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  • Famous place for the D-DAY operations of the US airborne. Worth the visit. Visit the museum as well
  • Very well preserved church. The interior is like a country church and there is much history to see here.
  • This church and the stained glass window has been a significant piece of my upbringing. Seeing the replica at Ft. Bragg was spectacular...but here now, in real life is indescribable. It was my first time seeing the paratrooper prayer. Although It is quite possible my grandmother previously shared it with me years ago. Things are just different now.
  • The most amazing and unique stained glass window you'll ever see.
  • Beautiful little church. I love the stained-glass window with the US paratroopers.

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