The United States chose to open the American military museum in Monjoie Saint-Martin, because of the view it offers of Mont Saint-Michel, but also due to its position in the German “counterattack” following the American breakout at Avranches on 31 July 1944.
The cemetery covers an area of 14 hectares and contains the bodies of 4410 soldiers in 4408 graves who died during the Second World War, the majority during the 1944 military campaigns in Normandy and Brittany.
There is also a wall engraved with the names of 498 soldiers whose bodies have never been found.
+33 2 89 24 90
Free admissions daily from 9 am to 5 pm
Free guided tours every Wednesday in July, August and September (Meet at 2 pm at the entrance to the cemetery)
Open to all
Free entry for all
50240 SAINT JAMES
Located in the municipality of Montjoie-Saint-Martin, around 2km from the town of Saint James
30 minutes by car from Mont Saint-Michel