Guided Tour to Normandy D-Day Beaches from Paris, Lunch included

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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.

Normandy Landing Beach
Omaha Beach

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

Menu*

Kir for appetizer
**

Starter at choice
Norwegian salad (salad, tomato, mimosa eggs, button mushrooms, cucumber tartare, smoked salmon)
Assiette de la terre (grated carrots, tomatoes, beets, tabbouleh, garlic sausage, dried sausage, pâté)
Vinegar candried Gizzard salad with Duck mousse (salad, deviled egg, tomatoes, candried gizzard, duck mousse paté)
**
Main course at choice
Chicken breast with Calvados, baked potatoes, green beans
Cod loin with shellfish sauce, curry rice, Vichy carrots
Sauted veal with olives, gratin dauphinois, green beans
**

Dessert at choice
Chocolate sponge cake and custard sauce
Tarte Tatin
Norman desserts

Bordeaux wine, farmhouse cider and mineral 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.

Event 2019: 75th anniversary of D-Day

Many events will be organized through the summer to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

  • On June 6th, participate to the memorial day organized at Utah Beach and in Sainte Marie du Mont. You will be able to assist to a parachute commando commented show.

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
  • Transfers to and from your hotel (or other accommodation) depending on the tour selected

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 1 day(s)
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  • Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the Second World War liberation of Europe
  • Find out all about the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy
  • With an expert professional guide, follow in the footsteps of those who experienced the war 
  • Feel the emotion of the American Cemetery Discover the most important D-Day beaches

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Departure

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

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 189
Average rating : 4.7 /5
4/5
Decent tour but lots of Bus Time. Only tour guide commentary was on the bus. It would have been nice to have some commentary while at the sites. The sites themselves were great. Lunch was very good but takes an hour. I would rather have a 10 minute sandwich and spend more time at the sites. My actual rating would be 3.5.
4/5
Lunch was excellent. Time at museum seemed a little long for those not as interested in museums, and the time spent at the actual beaches seemed too short.
5/5
Six of us took this tour in mid April 2019. Tow of us had been to the Normandy beach area before. The tour guide did an excellent job of providing interesting and relevant information to the group during the lengthy bus ride. We enjoyed visiting the various beaches and the quality of the food at the included luncheon far exceeded our expectations.
3/5
The Normandy tour itself was absolutely amazing, everyone needs to step back in history and experience what our brave military encountered during this war. How humbling for those of us who are here because of them. I gave the tour average due to not being able to understand the guide. The words I did pick up give me reason to believe she had many interesting stories to share but due to her heavy accent, I could not understand. All of us on this tour were Americans and everyone was remarking about this problem. I feel as though I missed some great information. Also the lunch is not worth whatever it cost. Many people ate less than half the food. It would be better to give each person a voucher and let them choose their own meal. The bus was on time each stop which is much appreciated. I would use Paris City Vision again but would request a tour guide that has less accent.
5/5
A very nice trip with a great lunch!
4/5
Very knowledgeable guide, but hard to understand her accent. Last stop to buy food, unnecessary and could have been home 1/2 hour sooner. Would be nice to have water provided on bus. Very nice lunch.
5/5
The tour was well planned out. We had a good amount of time at each stop. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.