D-DAY AND LANDING BEACHES FROM PARIS (12H)

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CNPM - D-DAY & LANDING BEACHES FROM PARIS - 12H - $453.73

Departure: 06.30 from your hotel or apartment in Paris

1 April  – 31 October  Monday to Saturday
1 November – 31 March Thursday and Saturday

 

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.

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 minutes 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 69 hectares 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.

 

After lunch, you will continue on to Arromanches, an 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 06 June 1944.

Return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 18:30

 

Please note: 

- The itinerary and schedule shown are subject to change depending on traffic or variations in sites opening hours

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)
- Stops at Arromanches and Juno Beach

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