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 11 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 500 soldiers whose bodies have never been found.
+33 2 89 24 90
Free admissions daily from 9 am to 5 pm
Open to all
Closed on January 1st and December 25th
Free entry for all
5 le Bel Orient
Located in the municipality of Montjoie-Saint-Martin, around 2km from the town of Saint James
30 minutes by car from Mont Saint-Michel