The luxury air-conditioned coach will firstly take you from Paris to the first stop at the Memorial de Caen. Here you can visit the memorial and watch a film retelling the story of the Second World War, and then you can enjoy a lovely lunch (including drinks). See the menu in the Useful Information section.
Your first stop after lunch will be at the Pointe du Hoc, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs between Utah and Omaha beaches. Stormed by the American Rangers on June 6, it was one of the key German fortified sites along the Normandy coast and was equipped, at that time, with extensive heavy artillery.
You will then visit the famous American Cemetery at Saint Laurent, located just above Omaha Beach, near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer. This 170-acre site is home to 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 that died during the Battle of Normandy and is one of 25 permanent burial sites in the United States and abroad. A small trail leads down the hill to Omaha Beach, giving you the opportunity to walk across the sand. You will have one hour to explore the site.
Following this visit, you will stop at Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial port, which was built to assist the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the harbour saw the unloading of almost 10,000 tons of equipment. You can still make out the floating reinforced concrete "Phoenix" constructions in the water.
Finally, you will make a short photo-stop near the sandy Juno Beach and its cemetery, one of the key D-Day landing beaches for Canadian troops on June 6, 1944.
* Transportation in luxury air-conditioned coach
* Entrance ticket for the Caen Peace Memorial Museum
* Lunch at the Caen Peace Memorial Museum (drinks included)
* Visit of Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery. Short stop at Arromanches and near the Canadian Memorial
* Services of a licensed guide
Request: This tour on request so once we receive your chosen dates and times, we will check availability and then call you in order to confirm the booking and take the payment. You will then be sent a voucher by email with your tour reservation number.
Seasonal Salad with french dressing
Plate of "Charcuterie
Table served hot dish
Chicken stuffed with Cepe mushrooms,
Served with potato galettes and vegetables
Cheese and Desserts buffet
Duo of Norman cheeses
“Teurgoule” – cinnamon rice pudding
Bordeaux wine (1 bottle for 4)
* Subject to change
April - October: 07.00 am Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from central Paris near the Louvre.
October - March: 07.00 am Wednesdays and Sundays from central Paris near the Louvre.
Return to Paris: 21.00 pm.
Duration: 14 hrs approx
Languages: English and French