You will retrace closely the history of what had been the biggest military operation of the whole time
Get an unforgettable experience of French cuisines
A walk on the beach on which you can discover some testimonies of this history
It will make you feel so close from the WWII history
During this full-day excursion from your hotel in Paris, you will retrace closely the history of what had been the biggest military operation of the whole time: the battle of Normandy. From Utah beach, where the first paratroopers were sent to open the way until Arromanches and its articial port, driving through Omaha beach and its impressive American Cemetery.
After a 3 hours ½ drive from your hotel in Paris, during which your knowledgeable guide will have reminded you the historical context of WWII, you will get at Utah Beach, the right wing of the landing Battle. In Sainte Mère Eglise, village in which he remains at the church steeple a paratrooper manikin as a tribute to John Steele, who have seen 75 years earlier his parachute stuck up there and pretended to be dead to avoid the Nazis bullets.
So in this village, you will visit during 90 minutes, the Airborne Museum, dedicated to the American airborne divisions. Going through the WWII-style aircrafts, and scenes of the daily life of these men that have bravely brought the freedom from the skies.
Around Noon, you will get a 3 courses lunch of local generous Normand food, in a restaurant of a closed-by city. Normandy is an area famous for its fresh seafoods and tasty typical cheese, so for sure during this meal you will get an unforgettable experience of French cuisines.
You will then have a solemn walk in the American Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer, in the backlands of Omaha Beach. This is one of the most important US Army cemetery overseas. This field of white crosses is in the French land but is symbolically a part of the United States. A couple of miles from this place of memory, just upon the bloody beach, you will visit the Omaha Beach Memorial.
Afterwards, you’ll be driven all along the Normandy seashore, where the german batteries and blockhaus made the Atlantic Wall, until Arromanches les bains. Arromanches les Bains was the center of the British sector of Gold Beach in which they set down an artificial harbor to land instead of capturing one of the pre-existent ones of Normandy. After a walk on the beach on which you can discover some testimonies of this history, you will assist to a 360° projection of an half an hour movie about the D-DAY.
For sure you will enjoy s much this longest day tour, it will make you feel so closed from the WWII history, and what was one of the most organized military operations of the whole time.
- All the entry fees and tickets for all museums.
- A lunch of three courses
- The transfer from Paris to Normandy and back.
- A morning coffee with croissants.
Morning coffee with croissant.
You will get a 3 courses lunch of local generous Normand food, in a restaurant of a closed-by city.
Normandy is an area famous for its fresh seafoods and tasty typical cheese, so for sure during this meal you will get an unforgettable experience of French cuisines.
This was excellent on all counts! Our guide Vincent was excellent knowledgeable and very personable. He was giving us interesting information and his English was perfect. It was a great value for the money. We highly recommend It.
Julia and Martin, june 2017
Summary of the tour: Small group tour there were only 4 of us in the group. Vincent our guide was very informative. Minivan tour pick up and drop off at the hotel in Paris. No need to pay anything as everything has been included in the price of the tour, entrance to the museums, lunch, visits to the various locations. Vincent our guide was very informative. Lunch was delicious and inclusive in the price. This is a very interesting tour and especially informative for those who are very interested to follow the path of allied forces during D-Day.
Monica, Sam and Garry, august 2017
Price: 320 €
Duration: about 10 hours
Tour starts at 8.30
Number of persons:
min – 2, max – 8
Tour language: English
Included morning coffee and lunch
Entertainment during road