The most spellbinding site for all nationalities is this massive cemetery and museum, behind Omaha beach at Colleville-sur-Mer. The graves of 10,000 Allies who liberated mainland France lie within 70 hectares (173 acres) of manicured grounds above the cliffs. The visitor center retells the dramatic story of the American landings—and those of British, Canadian, Polish, Free French, and other allies—on the morning of June 6, 1944. Most dramatic are the personal tales, often told via video and interactive displays. Make certain you leave enough time for a good look at the exhibitions; they really are captivating.