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World War II Memorials and D-Day Landing Beaches Tour, from Paris

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Key Highlights

  • Visit the site of the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day landing beaches on a tour from Paris
  • Guided tour of the top places of interest of the Second World War in Normandy
  • Visit the Memorial of Caen and retrace the steps of the Battle of Normandy
  • Experience the Landing Beaches, the American cemetery, the Pointe du Hoc
  • Soak in the picturesque French countryside en route to Normandy
  • Pay a visit to either Arromanches or the Juno Center
  • Bus transfers from Paris and services of a professional guide included
  • Overview

    Visit the most symbolic sites of the Second World War and embark on a tour steeped in world history! Explore the Museum of Peace, the Caen Memorial, the American cemetery of Saint-Laurent and more. At Omaha beach explore the remains of the German bunkers and at Pointe du Hoc see the place which was home to the biggest feat of arms of the Americans on D-Day.

    Bus transfers from Paris and the services of a professional guide are included in the package.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19:Wednesday & Sunday

    Duration

    14 hours

    Start time

    7am

    Meeting Point

    You have to get to PARISCityVISION, 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris to redeem your voucher and get the entrance ticket of the site.

    Ending Point

    Your tour will come to an end at the Pyramides Agency PARISCityVISION, 2 rue des Pyramides 75001

    Itinerary

    Board the bus at 7am from the local supplier’s office in Paris and head to Normandy. The drive is an experience in itself as you feel rejuvenated by the idyllic French countryside. Admire the picturesque Normandy landscape on the way while enjoying enlivening commentary by your friendly guide.

    You will arrive at Caen a little after 10am and visit the Memorial, the first step in your Normandy stopover. You can take your time to discover the Museum of Peace, a museum that is a symbol of the history that commemorates the main stages of the Second World War.

    See models of military planes, jeeps or cars from that period, photos and texts illustrating the horror and terror of the conflicts and watch films that recreate the emotional turmoil that was the Battle of Normandy and D Day of the Normandy Invasion.

    Enjoy some free time for lunch inside the Caen Memorial (not included in the package), in a restaurant of your choice: The Café of the Memorial, the restaurant “La Terrasse”, that offers traditional cuisine in a warm inviting setting or the restaurant “Les Pommiers” which offers an extensive buffet.

    After lunch, head to the Landing Beaches, the first being the Pointe du Hoc. Located between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc saw the American Rangers scale this cliff, 30 meters high, to fight the Germans.

    Next, head to the American cemetery of Saint-Laurent in de Colleville-sur-mer, which overlooks the bluff over Omaha Beach. There are many Americans who go there to pay homage to relatives who fought for France. Spread over 70 hectares, the site holds more than 9,380 white marble headstones, the memorial, a chapel and the Garden of the Missing. After spending an hour here, you will make your way to Omaha Beach.

    For the last leg of the tour, you will visit either Arromanches or the Juno Center. Arromanches is famous for the artificial harbor that was erected on D Day, June 6, 1944. You can then see the beach of concrete bunkers, or “Phoenix”, which was used for the discharge of almost 9,000 tons of ordnance by the Allies.

    The Juno Center pays tribute to 45,000 Canadians who fought on the side of the French during the Battle of Normandy (June 6, 1944 - August 25, 1944). This photo stop will allow you to relive the landing of these soldiers.

    After the trip, board the bus to return to Paris at around 9pm.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Services of a tour guide
    • Round trip transportation on air conditioned bus leaving from Paris
    • Ticket for entry to the Memorial of Caen

    Exclusions

    • Hotel transfers
    • Lunch at the Memorial of Caen
  • Please note

    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.

    Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Bookings have to be made at least 12 days prior to the collection of tickets.

    You should reach atleast 30 minutes before departure time as boarding will close 10 minutes before departure time.

    You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

    Stop at Arromanches or Juno. On-site visit duration: 7 hours.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.