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  • Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour from Paris

    1. Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour from Paris

    Enjoy an unforgettable day trip from Paris, and visit the Normandy Landing Beaches, where the outcome of changed World War II and the future of Europe forever. Learn about the dramatic events of 6 June 1944, with round-trip minibus transfers from Paris. Drive through the Normandy countryside to discover some of the most significant sites of the campaign. During the day, you will go to Omaha Beach, see the German Bunkers, visit Operation Overlord Museum, and travel to Pointe du Hoc. Best-known as the site of the heroic assault by U.S. Rangers on D-Day, Pointe du Hoc lies 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) west of Omaha Beach. Gaze in wonder at more than 10,000 white crosses that mark the fallen soldiers in the American Cemetery. Whether you’re a history buff, curious about this very important battle, or have some personal connection to the D-Day landings, your guide will help bring the battle fie...

    I really loved this trip! It was super informative and moving. And our guide Adrian was wonderful. He kept everyone engaged and he was super knowledgeable.

  • Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Tour

    2. Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Tour

    Meet your guide at Place de Québec and then begin your D-Day exploration adventure, retracing history as you uncover the day of June 6, 1944. The first stop of the tour is Omaha beach, where the deadliest landings of the day took place. From your guide, learn about the landings here and the soldiers who risked their lives, then visit the D-Day museum located next to the beach. After Omaha, visit Utah beach, the second location where American troops landed on D-Day. At the beach, check out nearby Musée du Débarquement to find out about the planing and execution of D-Day. Next, visit the US military cemetery and for the chance to pay respect and honor the soldiers of World War ll. The tour continues to Point du Hoc next, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. The site was built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans...

    Our tour was very informative and eye-opening. Our guide, Stephen, was incredibly friendly and happy to answer all of our questions with a smile and even took a detour for a photo opportunity at the request of one guest.

  • Two-Day American Sector Guided Private D-Day Tour

    3. Two-Day American Sector Guided Private D-Day Tour

    Two day American and British sector private D-Day tour starting from Bayeux, Paris - Carentan or St. Mère Église. This is the most extensive D-Day tour on the market! At the end of the two day tour you are a D-Day expert yourself! No others will be able to join this tour too, up to a maximum of 8 people per minibus! You'll have a small group for maximum personal contact, and enough time to see everything. This way you will also be able to answer all your questions. Even the biggest history buff will like this! You will visit Sainte Mere Eglise (Airborne Museum and church), La Fiere bridge, Charles de Glopper MOH monument, Gen. Falley ambush site, Several drop zones, Crisbecq gun battery, Utah Beach, Sainte marie du Mont, Angoville au Plain, Deadman's Corner, Purple Heart Lane, Point du Hoc, Omaha Beach at 3 locations, Normandy American Cemetery, Longue sur Mer gun battery, remains of th...

  • From Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Half-Day Tour by Vintage Sidecar

    4. From Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Half-Day Tour by Vintage Sidecar

    Spend the day visiting four locations over three and a half hours. Visit the Bayeux Tapestry, and learn the history behind it. Then visit the Omaha Beach, known for by its code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Visit Gold Beach located between Port-en-Bessin on the west and La Rivière on the east. High cliffs at the western end of the zone meant that the landings took place on the flat section between Le Hamel and La Rivière, in the sectors code-named Jig and King. Learn how Juno Beach was the responsibility of the Canadian Army, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided by the Royal Canadian Navy and the British Royal Navy as well as elements from the Free French, Norwegian, and other Allied navies.

  • From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

    5. From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

    The Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel, and sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archange Michael. The construction of the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey as we know it today was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowesses have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World” and deemed a UNESCO world heritage site. Travel with a friendly driver and professional English-speaking guide from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access via shuttle across the bridge in accordance with local requirements. Head to the very top of the mount and enter the abbey. The history of its construction will be explained in detail, while you marvel at stunning views of the surrounding bay. After visitin...

  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont: Utah Beach D-Day Museum Entry Ticket

    6. Sainte-Marie-du-Mont: Utah Beach D-Day Museum Entry Ticket

    Enter the Utah Beach D-Day Museum (Musée du Débarquement Utah Beach) at the site where the American troops landed on the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944 during one of the most important campaigns of World War II. Journey through the museum's 10 chronological sections independently and learn about the events, from the preparation in England to the success of the campaign in France. See a rich collection of items, equipment and vehicles, such as an authentic B26 bomber that relate the story of the campaign. Watch the film, "Victory in the Sand" as it recreates that crucial day, hour by hour. Build a better understanding of the strategic choice of the Normandy beach and the reasons for its military and technological success and significance. Honor the memories of the soldiers who fought for our freedom.

  • Normandy: Private Full-Day Foodie Tour

    7. Normandy: Private Full-Day Foodie Tour

    Explore Normandy’s villages and discover the best food on this guided foodie tour perfect for food enthusiasts. Sightsee, learn about local cuisine, and enjoy many opportunities to taste local drinks and food. Visit Camembert, Lisieux, the seafood market in Trouville, and more. Get picked up from Bayeux, Caen, Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer, or Honfleur to start your adventure. During the tour, taste French Camembert (French cheese), hard cider, and Calvados (Normandy apple brandy), Normandy's liquid gold. While tasting local cuisine, enjoy driving and walking through the villages of the Pays d'Auge area. Learn about the architecture and history of these villages from your guide and digital resources. Later, get the opportunity to meet Jérome, the cheese producer and chairman of the Pont L'Evèque AOC Board. Learn everything about French cheese in Camembert. Afterward, have an optional...

  • From Caen or Bayeux: Normandy History Private Full-Day Tour

    8. From Caen or Bayeux: Normandy History Private Full-Day Tour

    Discover Normandy’s historical sites, rich heritage, and hidden gems on a private full-day tour with an expert guide. Be introduced to the region’s medieval history, architecture, and Viking roots as you walk through a historical crash course. Start your tour by visiting the Falaise Castle — a solid stone fortress built by the Dukes of Normandy around 1000 A.D. See how dukes and knights lived, fought, and ruled, and take your time to read the poems they wrote, to listen to their songs, and to try the food they liked as you stop for lunch here. Next, head to Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives to walk around the fantastic old marketplace, stepping on stones that have belonged to the market since they were laid down in 1066. Then, visit the medieval Crèvecœur Castle in Crèvecoeur-en-Auge for another step back in time before heading to your final stop in Bayeux. There, see and learn about the remarka...

  • Mont-Saint-Michel: Private Full Day Tour from Caen or Bayeux

    9. Mont-Saint-Michel: Private Full Day Tour from Caen or Bayeux

    Enjoy a guided day trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its coastal, Gothic splendor. Start your day with pickup in Caen or Bayeux at 9 AM, or straight off the train from Paris. Your knowledgeable, expert guide will tell you the story of the island during your journey before arriving at Mont-Saint-Michel by 10.30 AM. Take time to visit the village and explore its ancient cobblestone streets. Head to the top to discover the Abbey in all its glory. Look in wonder at a structure dating back to 708 AD. Pause for a delicious gourmet lunch in the island's best restaurant. Enjoy a walk on the bay, admiring the view of Mont-Saint-Michel from the ground. Next, experience an afternoon visit to Avranches and its medieval manuscripts, and stop at the bell-making factory in Villedieu les Poêles. Finally, sit back and relax for your journey back to Caen, Bayeux, or your train, arrivi...

  • Full-Day American Sector Guided D-Day Tour

    10. Full-Day American Sector Guided D-Day Tour

    Get a full-day American sector D-Day tour starting from Bayeux, Paris – Carentan or St. Mère Église. See the highlights of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, or any others sites you wish. If you have special request that is realistic, your tour provider will help you realize it. No others will be able to join this tour. Take up to a maximum of 8 people per minibus for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The groups are deliberately kept small for maximum personal contact, and so that you have enough time to see everything promised. Even the biggest history buffs will enjoy this! You will visit Sainte Mere Eglise (Airborne Museum and church), Utah Beach (beach and monuments), Sainte marie du Mont (monument), Angoville au Plain (church and monument), Deadman's Corner, Purple Heart Lane, Point du Hoc (bunkers and cliffs), Omaha Beach (beach and monuments) and The Normandy American Cemetery. Or te...

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What people are saying about Bayeux

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 41 reviews

I booked this excursion because my son (23) and I wanted a different experience, which it really was. Alex, our driver, picked us up at our hotel, explained the route we would take today and off we went. From the start we saw smiley faces at the side of the road, with the two of us with the biggest smile on our face. We went to Arromanches, overlooked Gold- and Omaha beach at Port en Bessin, visited Omaha beach and the American cemetery. Alex explained the history, some anekdotal stories and made the trip personal and very informative. We are no ‘excursion people’ so was hesitant when booking but can really recommend this trip and experience. The trip is a great experience and shows you the Normandy side in a different way For my son and myself. Thanks Alex.

This is an amazing experience if you are at all interested in the D day sites! Our guide Oliver was amazing, he was so knowledgeable and funny he made the tour experience great. We got to see all of the important land marks, each one taking your breath away. We then ate at a delicious local restaurant (get the bucket of muscles!!!). We ended the day at a beautiful local cidery! We had a great time and learned a lot! This tour is worth the cost!!

Olivier was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and humorous. Despite the length of the tour, I highly recommend it. I wouldn't have wanted to miss anything.

I really loved this trip! It was super informative and moving. And our guide Adrian was wonderful. He kept everyone engaged and he was super knowledgeable.

Adrian was a fantastic guide. We enjoyed the tour very much.