2 Day Guided Tour to Normandy D-Day Beaches, Saint Malo & Mont Saint Michel from Paris

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Take advantage of a two-day tour to visit the highlights of Normandy in France, with an official guide-interpreter from our team. Your first day will be dedicated to the Normandy with the cities of Rouen, Honfleur and the Landing Beaches. The second day will be devoted to Saint Malo city and the Mont Saint Michel

DAY 1: Guided Tour to Rouen, Honfleur and the Landing Beaches of Normandy

You will leave our agency located in the center of Paris at 7:15 am. Climb on-board our air-conditioned coach and cross through the neighborhoods of western Paris until you reach the Normandy motorway. During the trip, your guide will explain the details of the tour and provide you with some initial commentary about the region. After around two hours, you will arrive in Rouen, the first stop of your excursion. Your guide will walk you through the historic center to discover, among other things, the impressive Rouen Cathedral. The city of Rouen is particularly charming thanks to its medieval alleyways, its lively pedestrian streets, its half-timbered houses and its famous Gros Horloge, an astronomical clock that is one of the city's treasures. Many Impressionist painters were inspired by the beauty of the city, including Claude Monet, who painted various views of the cathedral.

View city rouenView of Rouen at sunset

Then head to Honfleur, approximately 90 km (56 miles) west of Rouen. During the ride, admire the view of the Pont de Normandie, a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Seine estuary. When you get to Honfleur, enjoy some free time to discover this port city with its picturesque streets and colorful houses which has preserved a rich historic and artistic heritage. Eat lunch on your own in one of Honfleur's restaurants, in a typical atmosphere.

HonfleurPort of Honfleur

After lunch, the coach will take you to the Beaches of Normandy, which are must-see World War II sites, symbolic of the Allied landings in 1944. First discover the American military cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, which is impressive with its 70 ha surface area and length of one kilometer. After listening to commentary from the guide, take advantage of this visit to discover this site, symbolic of the Normandy Invasion, inland from Omaha Beach. 

American cemetery in Omaha BeachAmerican Cemetery in Omaha Beach

If the weather permits, the coach may take you to Arromanches, around 25 minutes away. Immerse yourself in history as you visit this Normandy beach, where the remains of the pontoons of the 1944 landing have remained visible in spite of strong tides.

The day will end in Caen where you will stay at Novotel Caen (or similar) and dine with the group at the hotel.

Arromanches beachArromanches

DAY 2: Guided Tour to Saint-Malo and the Mont Saint Michel 

After breakfast, take a seat on the coach, which will head to Saint-Malo (approximately 170 kilometers from Caen). Take advantage of a guided tour to discover this town in Brittany which boasts a rich historic heritage and several classified monuments: the city walls, the castle, Saint-Malo Cathedral, and Fort National. 

Enjoy some free time to eat lunch in the center of this historic city.

Saint MaloCity of Saint-Malo

The tour will continue on with a visit of Mont Saint-Michel which marks the border between Normandy and Brittany. Discover this "Wonder of the West" perched on a rocky islet dating back to the Middle Ages, surrounded by a splendid bay. At the entrance, after going through the King's Gate, with its drawbridge, you will find the Grande Rue, or main street, where the main museums, shops and medieval houses are located.  Follow the guide to climb the Grand Degré staircase. When you get to the top, visit the fascinating 8th century Benedictine abbey. Admire its Gothic architecture and discover the cloister, dining hall and garden overlooking the sea. After the guided tour of the abbey, be amazed by the panoramic view before you as you walk along the town walls. Also take advantage of this free time to enjoy a delicious crepe or buy some souvenirs.

Departure time is around 4:30 pm from Mont Saint-Michel, for an expected return time in Paris of around 9:15 pm.

Mont Saint Michel abbeyAbbey of the Mont Saint Michel

Please note:

  • Persons with walking difficulties might not be able to reach the Abbey (many steps)
  • Comfortable clothing and good shoes recommended
  • In the case of a booking requiring a single room, a supplement of 36€ will have to be paid at PARISCityVISION agency prior your tour departure.
    For example:
    - For a booking of 1 person: you will be automatically assigned a single room, so you will have to pay 36€ extra upon the departure of the tour 
    - For a booking of 2 people: you will be in a double room without any extra charge. If you want to be in two separate rooms, you will need to book the tour separately and pay the single room extra for each person upon the departure.
    - For a booking of 3 people: you will be in a double room and a single room. In that case, you will have to pay the 36€ extra upon the departure. Triple rooms are unavailable.

    The price includes:

    • Transportation in an air conditioned coach
    • Entrance tickets for the various monument and museum visits
    • Accommodation in 4-star hotel (double room accommodation with bathroom) 
    • Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure
    • Buffet breakfast and evening meal in the hotel
    • Services of a tour guide
    • Return transport from/to your residence in Paris 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 present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

      • Duration 2 day(s)
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      • Highlights
      • Two intense days of discovery of one of the most beautiful regions of France with our guide
      • Discover the medieval city of Saint-Malo and the charming town of Honfleur
      • Visit the amazing Mont-Saint-Michel, described as the "Wonder of the West" 
      • Immerse yourself in history as you visit the key sites of the Allied landings in Normandy

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      • Customer reviews
      Number of reviews : 26
      Average rating : 4.5 /5
      Our guide was excellent and very personable. I would have preferred more time at Normandy beach or the cemetary, especially since a substitution was already being made, but the coach was comfortable and it was an efficient way of seeing several things in a short amount of time.
      Excellent trip for short time!
      Very well organized and on time.
      Both the driver and the tour guide were outstanding! Good job!
      The 2nd day was great. We saw Saint Malo and Mount St Michel. Unfortunately the first day left a lot to be desired. We had 15 minutes at Omaha Beach. 30 minutes at the American Cemetery - but this was also your only chance at a bathroom break - and that cut into the 30 minutes. Our guide was difficult to understand - particularly on day one. There also just wasn't as much on the history of what we saw on day 1. She seemed to know more about the attractions on the 2nd day, was more animated, and was easier to understand. But, day 1 really let me down.
      This was an amazing experience thanks in large part to our guides Pascale and Carlos. Pascale was so knowledgeable and went above and beyond by giving us tourist advice for using the Paris metro.
      It was about what I expected. This is a very crowded time in France, so I don't fault the tour for the intense crowds. The tour guides were knowledgeable and generally OK. It was annoying to hear everything repeated 4 times (English, Spanish, Italian, and French), but not a big deal. The only serious problem is that there was very little time at two of the most important stops: Omaha Beach and the American cemetery. It seems a shame to travel all that way and then have 15 minutes at the beach and 30 minutes at the cemetery. That was disappointing.