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Normandy D-Day Tour from Paris – 1 Day
NOTE: June 6, 2024 will be the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Tours will fill quickly.
Tour Stops: Village of Arromanches, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.
Pickup and Drop off Location: At your Paris hotel or accomodation
Vehicle: Deluxe air-conditioned minibus
Tour Duration: Tour lasts approximately 12-hours
Meals: Meals are not included are not included in the tour price, but you will stop in a town where there are restaurants to have lunch on your own.
Normandy D-Day Tour Details
With an early morning pickup, you will head towards the town of Caen, capital of lower Normandy, which is East of the ‘D-Day’ Landing Front of June 6, 1944. Then drive along Juno and Gold beaches, where the Canadians and the British troops landed. Visit the Landing museum in Arromanches, the remains of a Mulberry harbor envisioned by Winston Churchill. This temporary port used to disembark the troops and supplies needed to liberate Europe, one of the most important industrial and maritime achievements of the war.
On the way to Omaha beach, stop on the site of the powerful German battery at Longues-sur-mer. The Germans continued firing their 150 mm guns at the allied battleships in the morning of June 6, despite the heavy bombings they withstood the night before.
Omaha Beach is below the moving Normandy American Cemetery where 9385 Carrara marble crosses stand aligned. A memorial, inscribed with a map of the operations stands in the central alley. The Normandy American Visitor Center is a beautiful tribute with many interactive and video exhibits. Omaha Beach is comprised of the beaches of three villages, Colleville, Saint-Laurent and Vierville, in memory of the soldiers of the 1st American division who landed there and suffered the heaviest casualties on ‘D.Day’. Your guide will show you a few of the German bunkers and machine-gun nests.
Pointe du Hoc is where the 2nd battalions of specially trained Rangers under the command of Colonel James Earl Rudder captured the position by assault at dawn on 6 June, scaling the cliffs with ropes and extendible ladders. They suffered heavy losses – 135 rangers out of 225 – but this key action set the positions for the success of ‘D.Day’.
Option: See the famous embroidered Bayeux Tapestry, actually a 7-meters (230 feet) chronicling the Battle of Hastings – of William the Conqueror’s expedition to England in 1066. It is registered on UNESCO’s protected Memory of the World list. Created by many hands over years, it is thought, it has survived over 950 years and has given priceless information about everyday life in the middle ages. Although scholars, to this day, debate who created it.
Return to Paris, this is the end of our services.
– Full day tour to the Landing beaches of Normandy
– Pick-up from your hotel or apartment in Paris with a minibus
– English speaking expert guide
– Private tour “à la carte” (no mixed group), duration: 12h
– Entry fees to museums
– Gratuities for your guide
This tour can also be customized for a Juno Beach Tour and Canadian visitors.