June 6, 2016 will be the 72nd Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion. The highlight of our escorted D-Day Tour will be a visit to the American Cemetery on June 6, 2016, in honor of the 72nd year since the D-Day Allied Invasion. Please join us for this escorted tour from May 31 to June 9, 2016.
The D-Day 72nd Anniversary Tour will include time in Paris and Normandy. Sue Lillie of A Paris Travel will be your tour leader.
We will meet up in Paris and spend four nights in the chic St.Germain district on the Left Bank. While in Paris, we will do a lot of walking and sightseeing in the City of Light. We’ll visit the Louvre and Orsay Museums, discover the beautiful parks, wide avenues, and ancient narrow streets. Of course, we’ll take a Seine River Cruise, too. That way, we’ll get to see Paris from a totally different perspective!
Then, we’re off to Normandy where we will stay in Bayeux. This very special town in Normandy was the first town liberated by the British on June 7, 1944. While in Bayeux, we will visit the Bayeux Tapestry that recounts the story of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
During our D-Day tour on June 6th, we’ll visit the American Cemetery above Omaha Beach, walk the Pointe du Hoc located four miles west of Omaha Beach. Pointe du Hoc is where Lieutenant Colonel James Earl Rudder led a United States Army Ranger Assault Group up 100 foot cliffs to attack a German artillery battery. It was a costly effort with the loss of many Americans. We will stroll the paths at Pointe du Hoc and easily envision what took place there.
If time allows, we will visit Arromanches. Arromanches is the location of Gold Beach, where the British came ashore on D-Day. The remains of Churchill’s Mulberry Harbor are still visible.
While in Normandy, we will have a day tour to Mont Saint Michel where the dramatic views of this impressive wonder of the world are amazing. Its history has seen it as a monastery, a prison, and now it’s a pilgrimage destination, and the second most visted place in France after the Eiffel Tower.
On June 9th, we will depart Bayeux very early in order to have a transfer to Charles de Gaulle for the flights home.
The tour begins with four nights in Paris for sightseeing, museum visits, and a Seine River Cruise and then continues in Normandy celebrating the 71st year since the Allied Invasion of Normandy (4 nights in Normandy) staying in Bayeux, Normandy.
Paris and D-Day 72nd Anniversary Tour Summary:
- Tour dates: May 31, 2016 – June 9, 2016 (Depart the US on May 31 and arrive Paris on June 1; depart France on June 9)
- Tour Highlights: Paris touring, Seine River Cruise, private D Day touring including the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2016 with its anniversary events, tour to Mont Saint Michel
- Tour includes: Four (4) nights in Paris, four (4) nights in Normandy at 3* hotels, all transfers, land transportation, guided Normandy sightseeing, all breakfasts, all dinners
- Group size: 8 guests maximum, escorted by Sue Lillie of A Paris Travel
We do have a great time on our trips and hope you’ll join us for this Paris and Normandy Tour to experience the special celebrations for the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day.