Guided Tour of the 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, Juno, 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. 

After travelling past Gold Beach, your final stop will be the sandy Juno Beach and its cemetery, one of the key D-Day landing beaches for Canadian troops on June 6, 1944.

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
* Stops at Arromanches and Juno Beach

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)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
  • Full day excursion to Normandy from Paris by minibus
  • In the company of a guide from our team, immerse yourself in the history of the Allied landings on the Normandy Beaches in 1944
  • Explore the Pointe du Hoc, site of the American Rangers' landing
  • Lunch at the Ferme de la Rançonnière fortified 13th-Century manor house
  • Visit the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, with free time to walk on the famous Omaha Beach
  • Stops at Arromanches and the Canadian Memorial at Juno Beach

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 46
Average rating : 4.8 /5
4/5
Great tour - Selina was a great guide and made sure we got to see all of the historical highlights of Normandy. The American Cemetery is breathtaking and we visited the museum and saw the movie about our Veterans that participated in the landing. Great tour
4/5
Great group with two informative guides who answered all questions asked.
5/5
Our guide, Celine was everything we could have asked for in a tour guide. The tour itself was absolutely perfect and not too long or tiring. It was an absolute delight and a must see if you are in Paris on holidays. We went to lunch at the most exquisite chateau and the lunch was extraordinary. The lunch alone was worth the price! The memorials are absolutely astonishing, moving and beautiful. By far one of the most spectacular places we’ve ever visited! Thank you Celine!!!
4/5
It was a good tour to these historical sites and we gained a deeper understanding the war effort and the experiences of all the veterans who fought in the war. We would have liked to have more time at the American Museum because there is so much to see.
5/5
We enjoyed an excellent day touring Normandy D-day sites with a fun small group of fellow travellers and our excellent guide Celina.
5/5
Our tour guide was great, I have forgotten her name. I highly recommend this trip.
5/5
Very worth going,long day but saw many sights and tour guide made it wonderful and informative