What To Expect
Complete your visit to the French countryside by going on a historical tour of the D-Day Landing beaches. Hotel pickups of the participants in central Paris will mark the beginning of this tour.
The luxury airconditioned minibus will take you on a journey to the French region of Normandy where the first destination of the trip is situated. Overlooking the English Channel is the Pointe du Hoc. This raised mass of land had been a venue for warfare between the Americans and the Germans during World War II. The Americans fought bravely to retrieve this cliff which the Germans turned into a promontory where they kept large volumes of ammunition to be used on incoming enemies from the sea.
A visit to the American Cemetery in Coleville comes next in the itinerary. Resting in this cemetery are 9,386 American soldiers who came to the aid of the French during World War II. In 2007, a Visitor Center was erected in the grounds of this cemetery to educate its guests on the true stories of the war coming from the survivors themselves. Through the written testimonies of these people, you will be able to learn a thing or two about how life was during the Second World War in France. Another great find in this cemetery is a breathtaking view of the Omaha Beach which was also used as a landing beach of the armies.
Lunch will be enjoyed at the Ferme de la Rançonnière restaurant at the nearby Crépon village.
The Arromanches artificial harbor, also known as the Mulberry harbor, will be visited after lunch. Built within 15 days, the construction of this harbor was spearheaded by the British whom were also an ally of the French during the war. Stretching for about 10 kilometers, this harbor was able to land 2.5 million men, 4 million tons of goods, and 500,000 vehicles to Normandy. Unfortunately, this harbor was destroyed by a violent storm in June 19th. To still put it to use, its parts were salvaged to repair another harbor at Gold.
Before the return home, you will go on a detour to the Gold and Juno beaches which also served as landing harbors for the British, Americans, and Canadians.
This tour will end with the transfers back to hotels in Paris.
Traditional Omelette of the Mont Saint-Michel
Salmon with rice and vegetables
1 bottle of cider (for 6 persons)
1 bottle of mineral water (for 6 persons)
*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.
Only paper vouchers will be accepted at the beginning of the tour.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes
2 hour 30 min approx.