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American Paratroopers in Normandy private battlefield tour

American Paratroopers in Normandy private battlefield tour

Tour Duration approx. 8 hours Pickup time approx. 9.00 hrs Drop-off approx. 17.00 hrs Location in or near Bayeux / Carentan /Cherbourg (Other locations can be arranged) Capacity max. 6 persons Lunch price is not included in the tourfee. Your guide will discuss arrangements on the morning of the tour. * 101st Airborne Division – UTAH beach exit roads One of the vital objectives of the 101st Airborne Divisions was to protect and secure the exitroads leading off UTAH beach, to enable the 4th and 90th Infantry Divisions moving up to Cherbourg and Cutting the Cotentin Peninsula. Also we’ll visit the location of the French General Leclerc and the 2nd Armoured Division of the Free French army. Next to his monument you’ll see a Sherman tank and 2 armoured vehicles. In the direct vicinity you’ll be able to see some German bunkers, part of the famous German Atlantic Wall. – Brecourt Manor As portrayed in “Band of Brothers”, this German artillery battery had to be taken out of action by Easy Company, 2nd battalion, 506th PIR, because these guns were firing onto Exit road nr. 2 and disrupting landing forces of the 4th Infantry Division trying to leave UTAH. We’ll visit the monument, from where we’ll explain how Easy company disabled the four 88 mm guns under command of 1st Lieutenant Dick Winters. – Sainte Marie du Mont the first liberated village by the 101st Airborne Division, in addition to secure the exitroads leding off Utah Beach. Visit the French resistance monument, and take a tour around the beautiful church, where elements of the 101st AB Div. eliminated a German sniper hidden in the steeple. – Angoville au Plain – Locks of La Barquette The locks that controlled the waterlevel of the Douve-river, was an objective for Colonel “Jumpy” Johnson, CO of the 501st PIR. He managed to take this objective in the early morning of June 6, by sending 50 men of his collected group of 150 men, to take the locks before the enemy could bring the area under shell fire. – Dead Man’s Corner the crossroad to be taken by the 101st AB Div. paratroopers before they would reach Carentan. The name “Dead Man’s Corner “refers to a small allied tank that was taken out by German paratroopers who were well entrenched around the building that today houses a very interesting museum. – Purple Heart Lane The only road leading to Carentan, coming from Dead Man’s Corner. * 82nd Airborne Division – Sainte Mère Eglise – Neuville au Plain Crossroad – Railwayline Caen – Cherbourg – La Fière Bridge and Chef-du-Pont bridge – Iron Mike Monument – Battle of the Hedgerows

From Cherbourg: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Tour

From Cherbourg: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Tour

In this full-day tour from Cherbourg ( pier or hotel ) you will be picked up at your convenient time with fresh coffee and croissants and you'll spend a full-day on the Normandy WWII sites. First, you'll be in Ste Mère Eglise, the iconic village of the US Airborne, to understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in preparing the success of this day. You'll visit the Airborne Museum where your guide will explain you in the utmost details the exhibit. Then, you'll head for the hedgerow country where you'll see these terribles natural fences where so many German soldiers could hide and kill during the battle of Normandy. On Utah beach, your guide will explain you why this beach could be so quickly and successfully taken. You'll then enjoy a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies, where your guide will explain you in details the battle which took place there 77 years ago. After lunch you'll head for the Pointe du Hoc where you'll see many of the German WWII bunkers taken by the US 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, at the Normandy American Cemetery, you'll have to time to visit the site and the Memorial before attending the ceremony of the colors. If time allows you'll also see the Longues sur Mer battery, the last WWII German battery, whose big 150mm guns where shooting on D-Day. You'll be back at your ship at the time you need depending of your ship's schedule.

Normandy - Cherbourg : Custom Perfume Workshop

Normandy - Cherbourg : Custom Perfume Workshop

Unlock the Secrets of Perfume Making at La Saire, Near the D-Day Beaches Immerse yourself in the art of perfume creation at La Saire, nestled near the historic D-Day beaches. Join us for an unforgettable experience where you'll have the opportunity to craft your very own bespoke scent under the guidance of a professional perfumer. At La Saire, you'll sit down at the perfumer's table and let your creativity soar. With the assistance of our expert perfumer, Eugénie and Charles, you'll be provided with pipettes, containers, and a composition guide to aid in the creation of your unique fragrance. Choose from a selection of over 40 different scents, each carefully curated to offer a diverse range of aromatic possibilities. Experiment with various combinations and learn the art of blending scents harmoniously to craft a fragrance that truly reflects your personality and preferences. After perfecting your creation, take home a 30ml bottle of your custom-made perfume as a cherished souvenir of your experience at La Saire. Join us for a one-of-a-kind journey into the world of fragrance, where your imagination knows no bounds. Book your workshop today and embark on a scent-sational adventure at La Saire. We look forward to welcoming you.

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