Normandy D-Day Beaches: Day Trip from Paris

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Normandy D-Day Beaches: Day Trip from Paris

From $217.77 per person

Take a poignant day trip from Paris to visit Normandy and the WWII D-Day landing beaches. Enjoy a guided tour of the Caen Memorial Museum, visit the American Cemetery in Saint Laurent, and see other important sites as well.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Itinerary
6.5 hours
  • Paris

  • 180 minutes
  • Mémorial de Caen (lunch)

  • 50 minutes
  • Pointe du Hoc

  • 20 minutes
  • Normandy American Cemetery

  • Omaha Beach (free time)

  • 30 minutes
  • Arromanches

  • Juno Beach Memorial

  • 3 hours
  • Paris

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Tour the Caen Memorial Museum, dedicated to WWII and the D-Day landings
  • Visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Enjoy lunch at the Caen Memorial (if option selected)
  • Stop at Arromanches or the Canadian Memorial at Juno Beach
Full description
Enjoy a full-day trip from Paris to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy in the company of a knowledgeable official guide, who will bring these historic sites to life. On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, the Allies opened a new European front against the troops of the Third Reich. It was the largest military operation in history, and marked the beginning of the Battle of Normandy that would lead to the end of WWII. More than 150,000 soldiers from America, Britain, Canada, and many other nations landed by sea and air on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline and the steep cliffs at Pointe du Hoc. Board the luxury air-conditioned coach in central Paris at 07:00 and get set to enjoy a unique day in Normandy. Relax and admire the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside before reaching the Caen Memorial Museum at around 10:15. The Caen Memorial Museum, also known as the Peace Museum, was established to tell the story of the various stages of WWII, particularly the Battle of Normandy and the advance of the Allied forces across France. Your guided tour will include an opportunity to see everyday objects from life under occupation, maps, and models of military vehicles, as well as film screenings recreating the emotions of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Lunch (if the lunch option is selected) is included at the Caen Memorial Museum restaurant. In the afternoon, the tour continues to several iconic landmarks that played a part in the landings. Your first stop will be at Pointe du Hoc, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs between Utah and Omaha beaches. Stormed by the American Rangers on 6 June, it was one of the key German fortified sites along the Normandy coast and was extensively equipped, at that time, with heavy artillery. Visit the well-known American Cemetery at Saint Laurent, located just above Omaha Beach and near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer. This 170-acre site has 9,387 white marble headstones, lined up perfectly across the grass, a memorial, a chapel, and the Garden of the Missing. It pays tribute to the American soldiers who died during the Battle of Normandy. A small trail leads down the hill to Omaha Beach, giving you the opportunity to walk across the sand. You will have an hour to explore this site. The next stop is in Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial port that was built to assist the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the harbor saw the unloading of almost 10,000 tons of equipment. You can still make out the floating reinforced concrete Phoenix constructions in the water. Before returning to Paris, you’ll make a short stop near sandy Juno Beach and its cemetery, one of the key D-Day landing beaches for Canadian troops on June 6, 1944. You’ll arrive in Paris at around 21:00.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Tour guide
  • Admission to the Caen Memorial Museum with guided tour
  • Lunch with drinks at the Caen Memorial Museum (if option is selected)
  • Free time for lunch with recommendations from your guide for places to eat (if option is selected)
  • Visit to the American Cemetery in Saint Laurent
  • Visit of the Pointe du Hoc
  • Photo-stop at Omaha Beach
  • Photo-stop at Arromanches or at Juno Beach
  • Hotel transfers (unless option selected)
  • Lunch (unless option for lunch is selected)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and redeem it at the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.
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    4.5 / 5

    based on 93 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
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    Great tour with a wonderful and knowledgable guide. The day is very long but well worth it if you don't have your own transportation to get to the Normandy area. The bus was comfortable, and I'm assuming for safety reasons, they switched drivers half way through the trip, loved this! Thank you for a wonderful day and the education to boot!!

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    December 16, 2019

    While the tour shows some amazing sites, the day is very rushed with little time at significant sites, and long stretches of driving in between. While the tour guides are great on the bus, there is little insight given once at the sites; and the “dinner” stop on the way home is a 30 minute break at a gas station.

    November 25, 2019

    A great trip well worth the money. Our tour guide was excellent, she had so much knowledge of the Normandy days landing and gave us lots of information during the day at each site we visited and during the coach journey. It was a long day, started at 7 a.m. and finished at 9 p.m. but glad I booked the tour.

    October 27, 2019

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