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Small group excursion to the D-Day sites with lunch and minibus from Paris

Availability: Thursday and Saturday
Duration: 1 day
Language: English
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  • Full day excursion to Normandy from Paris by minibus
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Allied landings
  • See the Pointe du Hoc, American Rangers' landing site
  • Lunch at the Ferme de la Rançonnière
  • Visit the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Stops at Arromanches and the Canadian Memorial
What to expect

Set off on a small group tour (maximum 8 participants) from Paris, visiting the iconic sites of the Normandy D-Day Landings in the company of a driver-guide.

On 6 June 1944, also known as D-Day, the Allies opened up a new front against the troops of Germany's Third Reich. It was the largest military operation in history, which marked the start of the Battle of Normandy and would eventually lead to the end of the Second World War. More than 150,000 soldiers from America, Britain, Canada, and many other different nations landed by air and sea on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline (Utah, Omaha, Juno, etc.) as well as at the Pointe du Hoc.

Pick up at your Paris accommodation at 6:30 a.m. for a minibus journey of around three hours to the Normandy Beaches.

Your first stop will be at the Pointe du Hoc, between Omaha and Utah beaches, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs. Stormed by the American Rangers on D-Day, it was one of the most important German fortified sites along the Normandy coastline and was equipped, at that time, with several heavy artillery posts. A 45-minute guided tour is scheduled.

Your next stop will be Omaha Beach (nicknamed "The Beach of Blood"). Of all the Allied beaches, it saw the greatest number of casualties. It is located beneath the 170-acre Colleville cemetery, the next destination on your tour. The famous American military cemetery at Saint Laurent is home to 9,387 white marble headstones, a memorial, 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 United States burial sites overseas.

You will then stop for an included lunch at the Ferme de la Rançonnière, a picturesque manor house fortified during the 13th Century.

Menu*

Kir et petits-fours
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Terrine tiède de pavé d'Isigny
Suprême de volaille
Assiette gourmande
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¼ botte of wine or mineral water
Coffee

After lunch, you will continue on to Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial port, which was built as part of the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the harbour saw the unloading of almost 10,000 tons of equipment. You can still see the floating reinforced concrete "Phoenix" constructions in the water.

After travelling past Gold Beach, your final stop will be the sandy Juno Beach and its cemetery, one of the key D-Day landing beaches for Canadian troops on June 6, 1944.

Return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 6:30 pm.

* Example of menu, subjet to modification
* The menu is not available in english

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What's included
  • Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
  • Services of our driver-guide
  • Self-guided visit at the Pointe du Hoc and the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Free time to visit the Visitor centre at Omaha Beach
  • Lunch (with drinks included) at the Ferme de la Rançonnière restaurant
  • Stops at Arromanches and Juno Beach
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
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  • Child (3-11 years old): reduced
Where

Pick-up from your hotel or apartment in Paris (zip code must start with 75)

What to remember
  • The itinerary and schedule shown are subject to change depending on traffic or variations in opening hours at the sights
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When
  • Thursday and Saturday except special events
    Departure: 06.30 AM from your hotel or apartment in Paris
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Provider
Paris City Vision
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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