Let our experienced driver-guide pick you up at your Paris hotel for a journey through the history of World War II. You will travel to the Beach of Normandy in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. First you will stop at "The Pointe du Hoc", 90 feet high cliffs, where 225 Rangers landed on the morning of June 6, 1944. It was one of the strong points of the German fortifications. Then you will continue your day of remembrance and stop at Colleville sur Mer to visit the American Cemetery, Overlooking Omaha Beach, which contains over 9,000 white crosses perfectly aligned on 170 acres. A chapel and memorial add the finishing touches to this moving scene allowing visitors to reflect on the price of war. You will then leave and stop at other famous WWII locations such as Arromanches and the vestiges of the artificial harbour (Mulberry Bridge), Longues-sur-Mer and the German artillery battery, which gave the allied a pounding on the morning of 6th June. It is actually the only coastal battery to have kept its guns, giving an impressive picture of what an atlantic wall gun emplacement was really like. Before returning to your Paris hotel, you will visit the Caen Memorial, a place for reflecting on war in general and on what WWII meant, and still means, to the world.
Includes the admission ticket to Caen Peace Memorial.
Lunch is not included, but our guide will give you some recommendations.
THIS TOUR WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED ON JUNE 6TH, DECEMBER 24TH, 25TH, 31ST AND JAN 1ST.
- Season: All Year Round
- Scheduled days: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
- Departures: From 6:30 am
- Duration: Approximately 12 hours