The Normandy American Cemetery Tour

And the story of the Omaha beach drama
  • A two hour private tour for your group, from 1 to 25 people
  • A comprehensive introduction to D-Day
  • A tour through the heroes’ graves and stories
  • A bringing to life of the landing on Omaha Beach
  • A discovery of the nearby WN62 fortified German position

 

150€/group · In English or in French · All year round

 

Please note I am a self-employed professional guide and fully independent of the ABMC and the Normandy American Cemetery – Mindful of sharing its meaning and memory.

Your Guide - Samuelle Carlson

Fully Licensed Professional Tour Guide
  • Fully licensed National Guide
  • Doctor of Philosophy from Cambridge University, now teaching at American Universities in Paris
  • French born/ English proficient

 

With a Phd in Anthropology, I became interested in WWII as a “total phenomena” and devoutly explored the strategical, human, topographical elements of it.

I settled in Normandy 10 years ago and started conducting interviews with local elderly people, collecting their moving memories of WWII. Having renovated and opened three guesthouses at Le Clos de Blisse, I naturally felt like sharing my passion through guided tours.

I’ll be delighted to guide you around the 9380 graves sharing stories of the great American Cemetery and introduce you to Omaha Beach and how it came to be “Bloody Omaha”.

Looking forward to meeting you soon in Normandy!

Samuelle

(Historical photos used, within the public domain)

Interested in other D-Day sites?

The cliff of the Pointe du Hoc climbed by the rangers, the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise seized by the paratroopers, Angoville-au-Plain’s church field hospital, the 21000 graves German Cemetery… get in touch and I will create a perfect tour for you of a length that suits you best.

*Location

Meeting Point

Address : Normandy American Cemetery, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

GPS Coordinates for our meeting point :

Route du Capitain Joe Dawson, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Latitude: 49.358131 | Longitude: -0.851567

 

The Normandy American Cemetery is open to the public all year round from 9am to 5pm. From mid-April until mid-September it closes at 6pm.

 

Please note I am a self-employed professional guide and fully independent of the ABMC and the Normandy American Cemetery – Mindful of sharing its meaning and memory.

Note that the D-Day sites are open to the elements. Please consider good shoes, warm and waterproof clothes!

Meeting Point

At the stone benches (by the restrooms) not far from the Visitor’s Centre.

Meeting Point

At the stone benches (by the restrooms) not far from the Visitor’s Centre.

*CONTACT

Contact Samuelle Carlson

Email

samuelle@nact.fr

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Call Samuelle Carlson

+33 (0)629 17 55 35

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Tour location

Normandy American Cemetery, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Meeting Point

At the stone benches (by the restrooms) not far from the Visitor’s Centre.

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