Normandy Tour Day 1
You will depart Paris at 7:30 AM and drive North to Normandy. The first stop on your Normandy D-Day tour might be Pointe du Hoc, where members of the United States 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the cliffs to attack a German gun battery. Operation Overlord (the Allied Invasion is Operation Overlord) had strategic areas to secure along the Normandy coast.
Your D Day tour will continue to Colleville-sur-Mer and stop at the American Cemetery that overlooks Omaha Beach. You will want to take time to explore the Visitors Center and the Cemetery. You might want to walk down the path from the American Cemetery to Omaha Beach, since you definitely get a feel for what the soldiers must have faced looking back up at the Cemetery from Omaha Beach. Your guide can also drive you along the beach road. Certainly, a thrill which many people want to experience is to walk Omaha Beach and collect some sand as a souvenir.
We want you to visit the German artillery battery at Longue-sur-Mer and also Arromanches to see the remains of Churchill's Mulberry Harbor at Gold Beach.
Your overnight will be in Bayeux and while in Bayeux, you should not miss seeing the Bayeux Tapestry.
Normandy Tour Day 2
Your guide will pick you up at 9:00 to leave for Mont Saint Michel where you will tour the abbey and walk Mont Saint Michel's ramparts. The abbey of Mont Saint Michel is unlike any other monastery. The Mount is in the shape of a pyramid, so it was necessary for the medieval builders to wrap the buildings around the granite rock. Amazing as well is that the construction not only was constrained by the topography and geography of the location, but by the requirements of monastic life. The resulting wonder conformed to both!
You'll return to Paris in the early evening of the second day.
This private Normandy overnight tour could include more than two days, so let us know what you're considering. We'll happily book the hotel accommodations for you for this tour.
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