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.
-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
Begin your tour with your private 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 an ideal strategic place for the landing. 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. At the strategic place of Pointe du Hoc you will discover a monument in tribute to the American troops as well as visible craters left by bombing. Next, head to Courseulles Sur Mer and Croix Lorraine where more than 14,000 Canadian soldiers stormed its 8-kilometer stretch. Later, at Croix sur Lorraine, you will be able to visit the de Gaulle’s memorial in a beautiful park by the sea.
Later, 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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-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.