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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  • I saw the story on film about the paratrooper stuck on the church roof on D-Day so just had to visit. Well worth it and a beautiful little church too. 
    I saw the story on film about the paratrooper stuck on the church roof on D-Day so just had to visit. Well worth it and a beautiful little church too.  more »
  • Well worth the visit and a must see when you’re in the area. In walking distance you also have the airborne museum which is an other must visit. 
    Well worth the visit and a must see when you’re in the area. In walking distance you also have the airborne museum which is an other must visit.  more »
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  • Great history, very cool and Interesting church also with some Roman history outside.
  • Brilliant place to visit with so much history.

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