Guided Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Paris

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  • Description

Enjoy a full day excursion from Paris to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy in the company of an official guide, who will bring these historic sites to life. 

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

Leave our agency in Central Paris at 7 a.m. for a unique day in Normandy. Relax on the luxury air-conditioned coach journey and admire the beautiful landscapes of the Normandy countryside as you reach the Caen Memorial Museum at around 10:15 am.

The Caen Memorial Museum, also known as the Peace Museum, tells the story of the various stages of the Second World War, in particular the Battle of Normandy and the advance of the Allied forces across France. You will have the chance to see everyday objects from life under occupation, maps, and models of military vehicles, as well as film screenings that recreate the emotions of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Lunch is included at the restaurant in the Caen Memorial Museum.

Menu*

White wine aperitif

Starter buffet
Selection of cold meat (Country terrine, garlic and pork sausage
“Freshly prepared“ raw vegetables and vinaigrette, (Freshly prepared mixed salads, tomato, cucumber, red beetroot, lettuce or chicory)
**
Table served hot dish
Stuffed turkey with wild mushrooms
Served with: potato cake and trio of vegetables
**
Cheese and Desserts buffet
Normandy apple tart, chocolate tart,
« Teurgoule » (cinnamon rice pudding), fruit salad 
**
Drinks:
Bordeaux, farmhouse cider and bottled water (1 bottle for 4 people)
Coffee

* Example of menu, subjet to modification without any notice

 

In the afternoon, your tour will continue to several of the iconic landmarks that played a part in the landings.

Your first stop will be at the Pointe du Hoc, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs between Utah and Omaha beaches. Stormed by the American Rangers on June 6, it was one of the key German fortified sites along the Normandy coast and was equipped, at that time, with extensive heavy artillery. 

You will then visit the famous American Cemetery at Saint Laurent, located just above Omaha Beach, near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer. This 170-acre site is home to 9,387 white marble headstones, lined up perfectly across the grass, a memorial, a 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 burial sites in the United States and abroad. A small trail leads down the hill to Omaha Beach, giving you the opportunity to walk across the sand. You will have one hour to explore the site.

Following this visit, you will stop at Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial port, which was built to assist the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the harbour saw the unloading of almost 10,000 tons of equipment. You can still make out the floating reinforced concrete "Phoenix" constructions in the water. 

Otherwise, you will make a short photo-stop near the sandy Juno Beach and its cemetery, one of the key D-Day landing beaches for Canadian troops on June 6, 1944.

Return to Paris scheduled for approximately 9 pm.

Please note: 

- The people of the city of Caen and its surrounding area keep the memory of these events alive for veterans and their families
- The region is also home to beautiful landscapes typical of Normandy and picturesque villages of timber-framed houses decorated with flowers
- The tour includes a stop at Arromanches or Juno Beach 
- On-site visit duration: 7h

The price includes:

* Transport to and from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
* Services of a tour guide
* Admission to the Caen Memorial Museum 
* Lunch with drinks at the Caen Memorial Museum
* Visit to the American Cemetery in Saint Laurent

The price does not include:

* Transfers to and from your hotel (or other accommodation)

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 redeem it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 14 hour(s)
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  • Highlights
  • Full day excursion to Normandy from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Our guide will tell you everything you need to know about the day the Allies landed on the Normandy beaches in 1944
  • Visit on your own the Caen Memorial Museum, dedicated to the D-Day landings and the Second World War, including lunch
  • Explore the Pointe du Hoc, the American Rangers' landing site
  • Visit the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, with free time to walk on the famous Omaha Beach

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  • Schedule and Pricing

November 01, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Adult: 185 € / Child (3-11 years old): 120 €

Wednesday and Sunday except December 25, from January 1 to 23 (subject to modification), January 30 and special events
Departure: 07.00 AM

April 01 - October 31, 2017
Adult: 187 € / Child (3-11 years old): 121 €

Everyday except Thursday and special events
Departure: 7.00 AM

Departures Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
7h00
7h00
  • Practical information

Organized by ParisCityVision

Code : NP1

Departure

Address : PARISCityVISION Agency
2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

Duration

14 hour(s)

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  • Travelers reviews
Number of reviews : 69
Average rating : 4.6 /5
4/5
I am a huge ww2 buff so this was amazing to stand on such hallowed ground. I love the whole surrounding area though as the people are very respectful and honor those that risked so much for their freedom. Very patriotic and sacred feeling.
4/5
Awesome trip. The only negative was our tour guide had a Very thick accent and didn't have much information on the trip
4/5
Tour guide was speaking a little bit in a monoton way and repeated words and sentences, so it was hard to follow what she told us. Her english is very good, so there is no need to repeat herself ;). But places were well chosen and very interesting. Unfortunately there was not much time but just because of the long distances which is no ones fault.
4/5
Quite lengthly but the tour guide kept it interesting. He was knowledgeable and approachable. I would recommend it to others.
5/5
My tour guide was amazing!
5/5
Great day trip from Paris allowing us to visit the beaches of Normandy. Would be very difficult to do on our own. Bus was comfortable and tour guides were very nice.
4/5
Beautiful ride through gorgeous countryside. Lots of good information from Amoree, the on-bus guide. Lovely lunch. One suggestion: We would have liked our guide to narrate or accompany us off the bus as well to give more perspective on the events of D-Day. We were on our own to walk the beaches and view the sights. Some may have liked it that way, but we wanted more information on the history of the locations we visited.