Guided Tour to Normandy D-Day Beaches from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

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  • Description

Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

Set off on a small group tour (maximum 8 participants) from Paris, visiting the iconic sites of the Normandy D-Day Landings in the company of a driver-guide. 

On 6 June 1944, also known as D-Day, the Allies opened up a new front against the troops of Germany's Third Reich. It was the largest military operation in history, which marked the start of the Battle of Normandy and would eventually lead to the end of the Second World War. More than 150,000 soldiers from America, Britain, Canada, and many other different nations landed by air and sea on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline (Utah, Omaha, etc.) as well as at the Pointe du Hoc. 

Pick up at your Paris accommodation at 6:30 a.m. for a minibus journey of around three hours to the Normandy Beaches. 

Your first stop will be at the Pointe du Hoc, between Omaha and Utah beaches, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs. Stormed by the American Rangers on D-Day, it was one of the most important German fortified sites along the Normandy coastline and was equipped, at that time, with several heavy artillery posts. A 45-minute guided tour is scheduled. 

Your next stop will be Omaha Beach (nicknamed "The Beach of Blood"). Of all the Allied beaches, it saw the greatest number of casualties. It is located beneath the 170-acre Colleville cemetery, the next destination on your tour. The famous American military cemetery at Saint Laurent is home to 9,387 white marble headstones, a memorial, chapel, and the Garden of the Missing. It pays tribute to the American soldiers that died during the Battle of Normandy and is one of 25 permanent United States burial sites overseas. 

You will then stop for an included lunch at the Ferme de la Rançonnière, a picturesque manor house fortified during the 13th Century. 

Menu*

Kir et petits-fours
**
Terrine tiède de pavé d'Isigny
Suprême de volaille
Assiette gourmande
**
¼ botte of wine or mineral water
Coffee

* Example of menu, subjet to modification
* The menu is not available in english

After lunch, you will continue on to Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial port, which was built as part of the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the harbour saw the unloading of almost 10,000 tons of equipment. You can still see the floating reinforced concrete "Phoenix" constructions in the water. 

Return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 6:30 pm.

Please note: 

- The itinerary and schedule shown are subject to change depending on traffic or variations in opening hours at the sights
- On-site visit duration: 7h30

The price includes:

* Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
* Services of a driver tour guide
* Self-guided visit at the Pointe du Hoc and the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
* Free time to visit the Visitor centre at Omaha Beach
* Lunch (with drinks included) at the Ferme de la Rançonnière restaurant
* Stop at Arromanches

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and give it to the driver-guide on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 1 day(s)
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  • Highlights
  • Discover heritage tourism in Normandy with a guided tour 
  • An experienced driver-guide will immerse you in Second World War history
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Allies by visiting the sites where they landed 
  • Experience the emotion of a visit to the American cemetery

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 61
Average rating : 4.9 /5
5/5
Very significant tour for my parents as part of the Greatest Generation
5/5
Excellent tour and Gigi the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Lunch was excellent. I would highly recommend.
5/5
It was very surreal and almost unimaginable. We were lucky to have an excellent guide. He explained much of the history to us but gave us enough freedom to explore. Our group was so happy that we were able to experience this place and be thankful for all the servicemen who gave their lives for our freedom.
5/5
The day was fabulous. Sandrine made this trip! She is engaging, informative and entertaining. She Makes everyone feel at ease. Her knowledge of the region and history is tremendous. Lunch was fantastic. It’s a long day, but if you are short on time, this is a great trip.
5/5
Our guide was Chris - he was very knowledgeable about the history and expertly guided our group through the D-Day landing sites. There was ample time to explore all the sites, and an excellent lunch was provided at a beautiful location. Altogether an outstanding experience with a terrific guide.
5/5
Our small group guided tour of the D-Day Beaches from Paris was fabulous. Our guide, Danielle, was very informative and a terrific driver. We all learned so much and it was a sobering experience to see the thousands of grave markers of the young men who gave their life for our freedom. The lunch at Ferme de la Ranconniere was delicious and the drive through the Normandy countryside was beautiful. Highly recommend.
4/5
Tour was informative - would have liked to stop in a museum and spend a little more time st the beaxh