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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  • My family and I stopped here on a tour of the Normandy area. I had read about the paratroopers who landed there on D-Day, but visiting the town made their sacrifice real. The windows in the church.....  more »
  • Paid parking is all you will find here. A small town, but the greed is very present. The church is a can't-miss, right in the middle of town. Make sure to walk around the church as it has great...  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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