June 6, 2024 will mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings along the Normandy coast during World War II. This event, which ultimately led to the liberation of Europe, will be commemorated at Normandy American Cemetery.
|Date||Cemetery Operation Status||Additional Information|
|June 5, 2024||The Normandy American Cemetery will be open to the public.||Some areas of the cemetery will be restricted and not accessible for public visitation. We highly recommend guests schedule visits on a different date due to high traffic and access restrictions.|
|June 6, 2024||The Normandy American Cemetery will open only for the duration of the ceremony and solely to ticketed guests.||D-Day 80 commemorative event tickets are not available for purchase. Entry is by invitation only and is free of charge. More information on requesting tickets and registration for the event will be made available on this webpage. Please continue to monitor this page frequently for further updates.|
For questions regarding the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day, please contact us at: email@example.com. If you are the family member of an individual who is buried or memorialized in Normandy American Cemetery or traveling with a World War II veteran, please include that information in your email.
Directions to site
Travel via Car
From Paris, travel via highway A-13 towards Caen. Continue on N-13 to Bayeux and Formigny. Continue on D-517 towards St. Laurent-sur-Mer and D-514 to Colleville-sur-Mer. Signs mark the entrance to the cemetery.
Travel via Train
There is rail service between Paris (Gare St. Lazare) and Bayeux, where taxis and tour bus service is available. Travel by rail takes three hours.
Travel via Airplane
Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris is approximately 191 miles east of the cemetery.
A film permit is required to use a drone.
ABMC cemeteries, monuments, and memorials are pristine national shrines, for the purpose of remembrance and commemoration. With the exception of water, visitors may not consume food and beverages within the cemetery grounds.
Security measures may require that no food and/or beverages be allowed inside the Normandy American Cemetery for the June 6, 2024 ceremony. Updates will be provided closer to the event.
The cemetery is wheelchair accessible.
ABMC cannot provide lodging recommendations but there are various lodging options within a 30-minute drive of the cemetery.
Due to high visitation in June 2024, lodging options will be limited along the coastline.
Parking will not be authorized inside the Normandy American Cemetery on June 6, 2024. Attendees must take shuttles to access the cemetery grounds. Information about the shuttle system will be communicated to registered guests closer to the event date.
Personal photos are allowed throughout the cemetery grounds. We remind visitors that our cemeteries are sacred places of remembrance and commemoration, therefore, please make sure that the photos you take are respectful of the site and the men and women buried and commemorated within. Photos of a non-commemorative nature including tik-tok videos, wedding photos, political advocacy, publicity, or for influencer promotion are not acceptable. Any videos or photography for commercial/media purposes must be requested in advance through the ABMC public affairs office through a film permit. A film permit is also required for official film and photography shoots, and for any visitors, media or organizations wishing to use a drone.
Reenactors and vintage military vehicles will not be allowed inside the cemetery grounds on June 6, 2024.
Porta Potty restrooms are available before and during the D-Day 80 ceremony. The visitor center and public toilet buildings are accessible only after the ceremony.
Our cemeteries are the resting places of thousands of fallen American service members. To ensure our sacred sites are kept at the highest standard possible, the only animals allowed within cemeteries and memorials are specially trained guide dogs or other service dogs accompanying individuals with disabilities. We ask that owners of these animals maintain proper decorum. Animals needing to relieve themselves must be taken outside of the viewshed of the plot areas and the owner must remove any waste from the site. Ultimately, the cemetery staff will determine whether a service dog may access the cemetery, therefore, visitors wishing to bring service dogs should contact the cemetery prior to visiting. Visitors may contact the cemetery staff via phone or NormandyVisits@abmc.gov to get available updates and information.
Water fountains are part of the restroom complexes and cannot be used before and during the D-Day 80 ceremony. The visitor center and public toilet buildings are accessible only after the ceremony.