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Brittany American Cemetery

Cimetiere Americain, 50240 Saint James, France
+33 2 33 89 24 90
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Cimetiere Americain, 50240 Saint James, France
+33 2 33 89 24 90
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We found this cemetery purely by chance on a road trip. The grounds are very well tended, amongst the hills of Brittany. The church set within the grounds has wonderful displays giving a brief yet informative insight into the events that unfolded from D-Day until...More

1  Thank Mr_spudgun
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Amazingly moving & beautiful place. It really brings it home to you when you are there, how many young lives were lost defending freedom. The staff are very helpful and the site is perfectly maintained. Do visit and reflect on those who sacrificed everything.

Thank 186225Steve
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Designed like American cemetery at Omaha beach. Each American grave adopted by a French family because they are grateful for assistance in WWII. Very touching story of cemetery origin. Cemetery is immaculate. Worth the trip.

3  Thank focusmail
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The American Cemetery at St James is an extraordinary place. The atmosphere is at the same time peaceful, and sad. I am not a spiritual person, but at this place I had a spiritual experience. It was difficult to hold back the tears as I...More

2  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Brother and I were driving around just looking at scenery, stumbled on this second Normandy area cemetery, the Brittany one. Just as impressive as the American one we would see later. There were more than 4,000 Americans buried here. The rolling hills of Brittany were...More

1  Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Most Americans and tourist in general are not aware that they are two american cemeteries in Normandy for WWII This one unfortunately doesn't have as many visitors as the Normandy American cemetery, thus writing out this review hoping it will motivate visitors going to the...More

1  Thank Rudy P
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A very humbling experience indeed, it makes you really appreciate how lucky we are to have such brave soldiers. The cemetery is in the most stunning surroundings and is immaculately kept. It is very informative with very helpful staff who are happy to help you...More

Thank LadyCatherine F
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Amazing place! So beautifully kept and peaceful. Walter was a great person to talk to as he knew everything there was to know about the place. Definitely pick up a brochure from the visitor centre in the entrance as there is so much to know...More

1  Thank Jon S
Reviewed 9 August 2016

So beautifully maintained and humbling. An opportunity to reflect in the wonderfully peaceful surroundings to pay respects to those who sacrificed everything so we may holiday here in Brittany/Normandy. The maps in the church were so interesting and helped to explain the story that followed...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 7 August 2016

What an incredible place! It is beautifully kept and incredibly moving. Very interesting maps and info in the church..humbling!

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24 May 2016|
Response from JeanDublin m | Reviewed this property |
You have to take a train from Paris Montparnasse station to Rennes and then a Bus from Rennes to Saint james - the cemetary is on the outskirts of the town so take a taxi Its not too difficult to do this in a day but be... More