Deepen your history knowledge around the D-Day Normandy landings where Canadian sailors, soldiers and airmen played a critical role in the Allied invasion of Normandy, also called Operation Overlord. On June 6, 1944, the Allied forces landed on the sandy beaches of Normandy marking the beginning of the liberation of France and the end of WWII and the Nazi Occupation.
-Explore the D-Day Landing Beaches of Normandy
-Visit the Canadian Cemetery at Bény-sur-Mer
-Visit the Juno Beach Center (Canadian war Museum)
-Visit the Ardenne Abbey where the Canadian soldier massacre took place
- See one of the many Nazi bunkers that the allied troops had to neutralize
Begin your Canadian D-Day Normandy Landing Private Tour with your english-speaking driver who will pick you up in your hotel in Bayeux and take you to the Coast of Normandy where nature and breathtaking landscapes, bring historical moments to life. In fact, Normandy was a strategic place for the landing with perfect meteorological factors for such a big operation. Soldiers from different nations could easily land by sea and air on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline and the steep cliffs at pointe du Hoc.
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Reach your first stop, Bény-sur-Mer and visit the Canadian cemetery containing 2,049 headstones enclosed by pines and maples marking the dead of the 3rd Division and the graves of several airmen. The flanking registry buildings have platforms from which one can see the whole area and appreciate the skills needed for the planning and design of this breathtaking cemetery.
Move on to Juno Beach where the the Canadian Army landed. Nearly 150,000 Allied troops landed or parachuted into the invasion area on D-Day, including 14,000 Canadians in this beach. Also, visit the Juno beach Centre, an educational facility and museum that commemorate the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers who were part of the Allied victory in all theatres. This Second World War Museum pays tribute to the 45,000 Canadians who died during the War as well as the role Canada played in preserving the freedoms we have today.
Continue to Arromanches which is renowned for its artificial “Mulberry” harbour, known as “Port Winston”. Its remains are both impressive and moving and a reminder of the remarkable technical feat of taking 600,000 tonnes of concrete and equipment across the Channel in wartime to serve as a base for Allied troops. If you wish, visit the Arromanches 360 circular cinema.
Don't miss the US Cemetery at Colleville Sur Mer located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel. 172 acres (70 ha) contain the remains of 9,387 American military men, most of whom were killed in Normandy. Finish the Normandy Beaches Private Tour reaching the Pointe Du Hoc, a clifftop location situated between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east, and stands on 30m tall cliffs overlooking the sea.
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-Meet at your place of stay in Bayeux, and drop off back at your place of stay.
-This tour will be managed in a private car adapted to the size of your group.
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