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

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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. 

Utah Normandy Beach
Normandy Landing Beach

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 and petits-fours
**
Terrine tiède de pavé d'Isigny
**
Poultry Suprême
**
Gourmet plate
**
¼ botte of wine or mineral water
Coffee

Child menu 

Tomato salad
**
Chicken breast and potatoes 
**
Dessert trio

* Example of menu, subjet to modification

 

 Menu Hôtel Normandie on May 26th

Starter : 

Assiette de bulots mayonnaise
Assiette de fruits de mer
Assiette de fruits de mer 2 huîtres, 3 bulots, amandes,2 crevettes roses, moules
Rillette de poissons « maison »
Terrine de campagne maison et son confit d'oignons
Soupe de poissons, gruyère, croutons
Assiette de moules marinières
Quiche lorraine individuelle
6 crevettes roses

Main course

Cuisse de poulet à la normande
Sauté de porc à la Normande
Jambon braisé sauce au cidre
Bæuf bourguignon
Raie aux câpres
Poêlée de Sèches
Saumonette sauce crevette
Pavé de saumon
Filet de lieu noir

Dessert : 

Mousse au chocolat
Apple pie
Entremets aux 3 chocolats
2 flavors ice-cream or sorbet 

 

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 booking confirmation by email, as well as your voucher. Present it to the driver-guide who will pick you up at your accommodation within 30 minutes which follow the time indicated on the voucher. 

  • Duration 1 day(s)
  • Tour language
  • 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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Guided Tour to Normandy D-Day Beaches from Paris, in a Small Group  – Small Group Tour (Thursday, Saturday)
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Departure

Address : From your hotel or apartment in Paris
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Duration

1 day(s)

Return

To your hotel or apartment in Paris

  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 89
Average rating : 4.8 /5
5/5
Frederic was excellent. Others couples didn’t show up and we ended up with a private tour. Had a wonderful time. Stops were just enough to get a feel for the enormity of the event and the extent of the loss of lives.
5/5
What an amazing experience! It was incredible too see the D-Day beaches with my own eyes. I enjoyed every minutes of it, and could not have had a better guide than Alex. He was so friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. And lunch was amazing as well! Highly recommend!
5/5
Fabulous
5/5
Profoundly moving day! Excellent one-day tour that hits the highlights of the D-day sights. Tour guide Celine shared extensive historical knowledge. Lunch in pastoral setting was delicious. Highly recommend this tour!
5/5
Excellent tour. The guide was courteous, and informative about the history of the area. Magnus provided a detailed chronology of events as we viewed the D-Day coastline.
5/5
Fully met expectations, the guide/driver was charming, extremely knowledgable, made it a great day
5/5
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide Magnus was fantastic. Upon hearing we were Canadian, he managed to squeeze in a tour of Juno Beach and the Canadian Cemetary, for which we are truly appreciative. Lunch was delicious, the french country side was beautiful. We would definitely recommend this tour!