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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  • Village with a lot of charm, history and an enviable cultural heritage, totally recommended church, urban center and museum
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  • I stopped here during a recent trip in the D-Day beach area. The town was an area where forces landed in the D-Day invasion and there are quite a few memorials related to this. The famous church where...  more »
  • If you are touring the WWII sights in the area you should definitely stop here. Our guide took us, a beautiful little church with an interesting history of the d day invasion.
  • "John Steele" and great soldiers was there, so was Jar-Jar....
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