What To Expect
Commemorate the bravery of the American soldiers who defended the Pointe du Hoc by visiting the historical sites of the American Cemetery in Coleville, the Visitor Center, Omaha Beach, the Arromanches, Gold Beach and Juno Beach. This tour will be initiated with pickups of the participants from their hotels in central Paris.
Travel comfortably aboard a luxury airconditioned minibus to the French region of Normandy where your first destination is located. First in the itinerary of this trip is a tour of the Pointe du Hoc. This raised mass of land overlooks the English Channel. To prevent the Germans from advancing, soldiers from the United States (ally of the French) recaptured the Pointe Du Hoc after scaling its cliffs. A tour of this cliff will enable you to climb through bunkers, walk through the cliffs scaled by the American soldiers, and observe the bomb craters.
Next on the itinerary is a visit to the American Cemetery in Coleville. Pray for the departed souls of the 9,386 brave soldiers who fought against the Germans during the D-Day battles in Normandy. To understand the significance of the sacrifice of these soldiers even more, you will be given the chance to tour around the Visitor Center of the American Cemetery where you can be able to understand the intimate stories of the 10,944 people that this memorial is dedicated to. Discover the Omaha Beach which was used as one of the landing beaches during the D-Day battles.
Lunch will be enjoyed at the Ferme de la Rançonnière restaurant at the Crépon village.
After lunch, you will go on a trip to see the Arromanches artificial harbor. Also called as the Mulberry harbor, this harbor was built by the British during World War II as a way to transport goods from the supply ships off the coast of Normandy. Composed of 105,000 tons of steel, 144,000 tons of concrete, and 85,000 tons of ballast, this artificial harbor was able to accommodate 7,000 tons of vehicles and goods per day.
Last on the itinerary of this trip are detours to the Gold Beach and Juno Beach. These beaches were among the four landing beaches used during the D-Day landings of either the Canadian, American, or British armies.
This tour will end with the transfers back to hotels in Paris.
Kir et petits-fours
Terrine tiède de pavé d'Isigny
Suprême de volaille
one-fourth bottle of wine or mineral water
*subject to change
Luxury airconditioned minibus for hotel transfers
Services of an experienced driver-guide
Entrance tickets to attractions
Free time at the Visitor Center at Omaha Beach
Unguided visit of the Pointe du Hoc and the American cemetery
Detour at Arromanches and Juno Beach
Tips and gratuities
Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.
Please be ready 10 minutes before scheduled pick-up time.
Participants must call the local tour operator to reconfirm tour at least 24 hours before scheduled departure.
The hotel or residence of the participants must have a postal code beginning with 75.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 30 minutes
2 hours and 30 minutes