Highlights
What makes this tour special

- Explore the famous historic beaches of Arromanches and Omaha Beach

- Follow in the footsteps of the Allies where they landed in Normandy

- Enjoy lunch in a picturesque Norman restaurant

- Discover the exceptional remains of a German battery

- Feel a special emotion during the visit to the American Cemetery

- Experience a memorable small group tour offering more exchanges with our expert guide

 

Departure : 

Outside the Porte Maillot metro station, at 277 Boulevard Pereire, 75017 Paris (near the McDonald's restaurant). A representative will be there holding a sign.

Overview

Set off on a small group tour (maximum 8 participants) from Paris, visiting the iconic sites of the Normandy D-Day Landings in the company of a driver-guide. 

7 Hours 30 Minutes 01 Apr, 02 Apr, 03 Apr, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

- 3 course menu at La Ferme de la Rançonnière restaurant (Make an Option w/o Lunch)

- Commented stop at Omaha Beach

- Self-guided tour of the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer and the Visitor Center

- Services of a driver tour guide

What is NOT included in the tour

Things not mentioned in included

Itinerary

Set off on a small group tour (maximum 8 participants) from Paris, visiting the iconic sites of the Normandy D-Day Landings in the company of a driver-guide. 

 

On 6 June 1944 also known as D-Day, the Allies opened up a new front against the troops of Germany's Third Reich. It was the largest military operation in history, which marked the start of the Battle of Normandy and would eventually lead to the end of the Second World War. More than 150,000 soldiers from America, Britain, Canada, and many other different nations landed by air and sea on several beaches along the Normandy coastline (Utah, Omaha, etc.) as well as at the Pointe du Hoc.

 

Pick up at the Meeting Point at 6:15 am for a Van journey of around three hours to the Normandy Beaches. 

 

Your first stop will be at Omaha Beach (nicknamed “The Beach of Blood”). Of all the Allied beaches, it saw the greatest number of casualties. It is located beneath the 170-acre Colleville cemetery, the next destination on your tour. The famous American military cemetery at Saint Laurent is home to 9,387 white marble headstones, a memorial, chapel, and the Garden of the Missing. It pays tribute to the American soldiers that died during the Battle of Normandy and is one of 25 permanent United States burial sites overseas. 

 

You will be exploring the well-preserved German battery at Longues-Sur-Mer that was part of the Atlantic Wall. You can see the original cannons and the bunkers facing the ocean.

You will then stop for an included lunch at the Ferme de la Rançonnière, a picturesque manor house fortified during the 13th Century. This restaurant offers an exceptional setting and a pleasant meal. It is in a village that was liberated from the German invasion during the military operations in 1944.

 

After lunch, you will continue to Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial port, which was built as part of the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the harbor saw the unloading of almost 10,000 tons of equipment. You can still see the floating reinforced concrete "Phoenix" constructions in the water. 

 

Return to the Meeting Point is scheduled for approximately 6:30 pm.