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Experience D-Day Normandy Beaches Private Guided Tour

 

Enjoy a D-Day Normandy Beaches Private Guided Tour to deepen your history knowledge around this important event.  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.

Highlights of the Guided Tour

 

-Explore the D-Day Landing Beaches of Normandy

-Visit the American Cemetery, and gaze in wonder at more than 10,000 white cross graves

-Go to the beach where US and British soldiers fought and died to liberate Europe

-See one of the many Nazi bunkers that the allied troops had to neutralize

Full Description of Normandy D-Day Beaches

 

Your private english-speaking driver will pick you up in your hotel in Paris and take you to the Coast of Normandy where nature and breathtaking landscapes, bring historical moments to life. In fact Normandy was an ideal strategic place for the landing. In fact, since currents and meteorological factors were perfect 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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Start your 'Normandy Beaches Private Tour' visiting the landing beaches one by one. The first ones are Courseulles Sur Mer and Croix Lorraine where more than 14,000 Canadian soldiers stormed its 8-kilometre stretch. Later, at Croix sur Lorraine, you will be able to visit the de Gaulle’s memorial in a beautiful park by the sea.

 

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.

 

You can also stop by the US Cemetery at Colleville Sur Mer located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel. It covers 172 acres (70 ha), and contains 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.

 

Finally you may finish the Normandy Beaches Guided Tour by visiting the German cemetery whose dark gravestones are a stark contrast to the all-white tombstones of the American cemetery.

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About this activity

📍 Pick up and drop off conditions

-Meet at your place of stay in Paris, and drop off back at your place of stay

 

☑️ Includes

-This tour will be managed in a private car adapted to the size of your group

Itinerary / Interactive map

*Click on the markers for more details

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Our Local expert tips

FAQ

+How long is the drive from Paris to Normandy?
The distance between Paris and Normandy is about 270km. Under normal traffic conditions, it will take about 2H45 minutes to reach your first stop. This means that you will spend about 6 to 7 hours visiting the D-Day Sites.
+Who conducts your Private Half Day Trips from Paris?
We propose 3 options for this tour: OPTION 1: English speaking knowledgeable driver, delivering your cut the line tickets and introducing the visit along your drive from Paris to Versailles. It will be combined with an audio guide that will give you many details during your visit to the castle. OPTION 2: Accredited and licensed tour guides that is also the driver. He will park the car and join you during the visit to the castle and the gardens for deep historical explanations. OPTION 3: English speaking knowledgeable driver plus licensed tour guide, for more comfort all along your tour, the driver will focus of a perfect driving experience while the guide will be focus on giving much explanations all along the tour.
+Know before you go
Tours operate rain or shine The tour will return to Paris at around 20:00, depending on traffic

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