Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy) is the home of some of the most beautiful and richly historical landmarks of France. For Americans, one of the highlights is the American Cemetery and the D-Day Beaches in Colleville-sur-Mer. This portion of American soil on the coast of Omaha Beach provides a moving memorial for those who died in combat. Click here to read more about D-Day. The area is surrounded by an artillery, museums, and shops. Further south, there is another American Cemetery in Saint James. The gorgeous abbey of Mont St-Michel, right on the border of Brittany, is another focal point of Basse-Normandie. The abbey is surrounded by quicksand. Basse-Normandie's 3 departments are Calvados, Manche, and Orne.

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American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer

Omaha Beach, site of the WWII allied invasion of Normandy

Abbaye de Mont St-Michel

Cottage in front of Mont St-Michel

Interior of Mont St-Michel

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