Enjoy a private Normandy guided tour departing from your hotel in Paris to explore the Normandy coast and D-Day Beaches. You will appreciate a relaxing ride in a luxury air-conditioned van while admiring the peaceful scenic landscapes of the Normandy countryside along the way.
Normandy and D-Day at a glance…
Welcome to Normandy, a peaceful and verdant region with rolling hills matching pastures and groves, scenic countryside scattered with farms and quaint towns leading to a stretch of coastline and picturesque harbors and fishing villages with an strong history and unique heritage, including D-Day sites.
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 the USA, Canada, Great-Britain and many other nations landed by sea and air on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline such as Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach, and at the steep cliffs at Pointe du Hoc.
7am: Pick-up at your hotel in Paris and transfer to Arromanches through Bayeux where you will meet the local tour guide.. A 3 1/2 ride is necessary to get there.
Morning visit to Arromanches Memorial. The site was in the forefront of the Normandy landings after its beach (designated Gold Beach during the operations) was one of the beaches selected to receive the man-made landing harbors such as Mulberry during the invasion of France that would lead to the end of the Second World War. The artificial harbors were used to unload 9000 tons of material on D-Day.
Noon: Crêperie lunch in Arromanches.
Afternoon tour to: Omaha Beach (one of the strong points of the fortifications built by the American Rangers on June 6th),
La Pointe du Hoc, the German battery was attacked by the U.S Rangers. The beach, the cliff, the bunkers, the bomb craters are intact.
The American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,386 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. On the Walls of the Missing, in a semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial, are inscribed 1,557 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.
Transfer to Paris then. The tour ends at around 8pm.
PROGRAM PRICE: $570 per person (5 to 8 people booked together) – $680 per person (4 people booked together)
It includes: Paris round-trip private transfer by luxury car or van, full-day private expert-led tour, visits to sites (entrance tickets included), lunch in a traditional restaurant.
SCHEDULED: Monday to Friday, from April to October, except July 14 – August 15, and on public holidays.