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Big Red One Assault Museum, Colleville-sur-Mer

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For a dose of interesting history, head over to Big Red One Assault Museum in Normandy, a site dedicated to the efforts of the US First Infantry Division, nicknamed the Big Red One, and particularly their part in the D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944. The museum includes a number of displays and activities. Watch a fascinating film that chronicles the events of the assault, or you can also go on an hour-long guided tour in either French or English.

The Big Red One division was part of the infamous landing at Omaha Beach where, despite the difficulties encountered, they together with the 29th division went on to secure the areas around Saint-Laurent, Vierville, and Colleville. Work out when and for how long to visit Big Red One Assault Museum and other Colleville-sur-Mer attractions using our handy Colleville-sur-Mer travel route planner.
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  • Big Red One museum is small but friendly, filled with artifacts on the 1st division and associated units. The owner extremely well informed and an enthusiastic presenter of his museum collection... 
    Big Red One museum is small but friendly, filled with artifacts on the 1st division and associated units. The owner extremely well informed and an enthusiastic presenter of his museum collection...  more »
  • A labor of love museum! Definitely worth a stop. Pierre is passionate about The Big Red 1 and it shows. His collection of artifacts is amazing. He is super friendly and knowledgeable! 
    A labor of love museum! Definitely worth a stop. Pierre is passionate about The Big Red 1 and it shows. His collection of artifacts is amazing. He is super friendly and knowledgeable!  more »
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  • This museum is very very small, takes less than 5 minutes to walk around it and then back to the car park! Wouldn't have bothered had I known! Cheap entry but much better museums in the area to visit for just a few euros more.
  • Nice people but the museum is not worth the cost.

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