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|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Guy Legrand|
|Area1||7.74 km2 (2.99 sq mi)|
|• Density||280/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14166 / 14880|
|Elevation||3–58 m (9.8–190.3 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Colleville-Montgomery (Colleville-sur-Orne) is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northern France. It was known as Colleville-sur-Orne until June 13, 1946, to distinguish it from another town in the department, also in a coastal location, Colleville-sur-Mer. The new name honoured the British commander Sir Bernard Montgomery who commanded the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. There are two towns, Calvados Sainte-Foy-de-Montgomery and Saint-Germain-de- Montgomery in the area, but they are named for Montgomery's family ancestors. They were part of William the Conqueror's invading army in 1066 and settled in England.
- The Church
Built by Saint-Vigor, Bishop of the city of Bayeux (511-531), during the 11th and 12th centuries, it has two choirs and a Romanesque nave.
The side tower from the twelfth century is of Romanesque design, with a terrace on top surrounded by a parapet, and contains three bells. The bell tower, partially destroyed during the liberation of the area, was reconstructed.
Built by the German army in 1942, it consists of a complex of bunkers which are being restored since 1990 by an association called "Les Amis du Suffolk Régiment". Free guided visits are organised during the summer.
- La Redoute
Located at the end of Vauban street, this fortification was built in 1779 according to a design by Vauban. Half of it still remains visible.
There is a camping place located about 200 m from the beach.
Colleville-Montgomery is twinned with:
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Hillman Batterie Memorial
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Aspect of the fortification La Redoute
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