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Sainte Mere Eglise, Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
Sainte Mere Eglise 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. Use our Sainte-Mere-Eglise vacation generator to visit Sainte Mere Eglise on your trip to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This charming city that has experienced one of the tragic episodes of the landing, made famous by the film "The longest day" has turned into a sort of amusement park for tourism and in tourism. Trees cut down to make room for parking. Bistros and restaurants for tourists... blah. It remains however to visit the very interesting Museum and see the parachutist hanging from the steeple of the Church.
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  • Nice town with so much d day history a must stop for all WW II history lovers. Airborne museum worth a stop 
  • When you're mother st Church Museum is a must, very well done and he recounts all the landing in st of mother to see.
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  • 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.
  • Famous place where the paratrooper got stuck on the church tower.
  • Interesting and humbling.
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  • a place to visit, it has inspired the film the longest day thanks to its unique history unusual and historic. a lot of Americans come to retrace the route of their elders during the second world war. a mandatory stop if you wish to trace a passage from this war.
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