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D-Day Landing Beaches and World War II Memorials - Tour from Paris34 Reviews

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  • Where: Paris, France
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Why book this tour
  • Travel to Normandy in a luxury air conditioned coach
  • Included entrance to the Memorial at Caen
  • Stop in Caen for an included lunch with drinks
  • Free time at Omaha Beach – either to walk on the beach or visit the museum
  • Ponte du Hoc, American Cemetery, Arromanches and the Canadian Memorial are also included in this tour
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Revisit the site of the Battle of Normandy (1944) and learn of the events of World War II. Visit the D-Day landing beaches, which was the site of the largest military operation in history.

Normandy has many memorials of World War II like the Pegasus Bridge, captured by British gliders from Nazi control. The D-Day landing beaches of Juno, Gold and Omaha once saw fierce fighting between the Allied Forces and Nazis in the historic Battle of Normandy and memorials are erected in honour of those who lost their lives.

The large number of graves in the American Military Cemetery stands testimony to the killings in the Second World War and has a pond and chapel for silent reflections. The ground is still pockmarked with bomb craters in certain regions and ruins of German fortifications and bunkers are not hard to find.

Take a trip to the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy and recount the events of World War II.

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When does it run?

01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Wednesday & Sunday

Duration

14 hours

Start time

0700h (07:00am)

Meeting point

The start point for the tour is 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris.
The closest metro station is Tuileries (line n°01), Pyramides (line n°14) or Palais Royal (line n°7).
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

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Ending point

The tour concludes at the original point of departure

  • Tour information
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You will be travel in an air-conditioned motor coach to Normandy.

Journey across the superb Normandy countryside where you start with a moving visit to the Caen Memorial. While dedicated to peace, the memorial devotes itself to illustrations and films about World War II and the Normandy landings of June 1944.

Break for lunch (drinks included) at the Memorial.

In the afternoon, visit the Pointe du Hoc. The site of one of the major assaults by allied forces is pockmarked with bomb craters and is now a memorial to the fallen soldiers. Continue to the American Military Cemetery in Saint Laurent in Colleville and pay homage to the 9,386 soldiers who lost their lives in World War II.

Enjoy a 1-hour walk on Omaha Beach, below the cemetery, or take a peek inside the recently-built Visitors Center and learn more about the fierce Battle of Normandy and the events of World War II.

A bus ride along the coast takes you to Arromanches and the ruins of the artificial port built by the allies in less than 15 days.

Return to Paris by coach, arriving at original departure point at around 2100h (9:00pm).

Customer reviews
James R Caforio

We started with the museum that educated us and moved on to the beaches which gave us a sense of the reality of our young soldiers. Our final stop was the cemetery with 10,000 graves where we felt the sacrifice. It was truly the most moving excursion we've ever experienced. Highest recommendation.

Leo Dennis Roos

Everything went off great. Excellent guide. Lunch was very good and enjoyable. The countryside on the way up and back was beautiful.

c eason

wonderfull day.guide very knowledgeable.alot of areas covered in one day.normandy breathtaking and sobering .recommend this tour very highly

David L King

This tour was very well organized. The tour guide was outstanding with her knowledge of the area. The bus drivers were excellent drivers in sometimes very tight conditions. The bus was comfortable with excellent views of the countryside. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to visit Normandy. Be prepared to do alot of working at the different sites.

Leon Monachos

It was extremely well coordinated, the tour guides were very well informed and enhanced the experience greatly. We had a wonderful time.

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Inclusions
  • Round trip transportation by luxury, air-conditioned motor coach
  • English & French -speaking guide
  • Lunch at the Caen Peace Memorial Museum (drinks included)
  • Entrance ticket for the Caen Peace Memorial Museum
  • Visit to the Saint-Laurent cemetery
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  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
What happens after I book

  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance

Please note

  • Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
  • The tour requires a minimum number of people to operate. If the minimum requirement is not met the tour may be cancelled. Should this happen we will either offer an alternative date or a full refund.
  • Please note that check-in will close 10 minutes before excursion start time.
  • Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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