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Normandy Tours from Paris

By Viator, March 2014

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Between Paris and the English Channel lies the region of Normandy, abounding in historic sites, moody countryside and culinary hotspots. You can visit some of the area’s highlights on a day trip from the French capital, or take your time and let the Normans conquer you with charm.

One of the region’s premier sights is the breathtaking tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel. The island is connected to the coastline via a causeway, ringed with a defensive wall and dominated by the soaring spire of its abbey which dates back to the 8th century. The town of Saint Malo, although in neighboring Brittany, offers a similarly well-preserved center within forbidding walls.

The charming town of Honfleur, with its unique wooden church and jumble of houses surrounding a peaceful harbor, was passed back and forth between the English and the French in the Middle Ages. More recent history is remembered in the sands of Normandy’s beaches, where the tides of the Channel brought Allied troops to the European mainland on D-Day and the tide of history turned against tyranny.

But Normandy has more to offer than its coastline. The regional capital Rouen is a lively center with rich historical and artistic associations. Joan of Arc met her fiery fate here, while the intricate, asymmetrical façade of the gothic Notre Dame cathedral was a favorite subject of Claude Monet. The Impressionist painter also made much of a scene closer to home, his exquisite garden at Giverny. Here you can still see the graceful willows and serene water-lilies which filled his enormous late canvasses, among the world’s best-loved works of art.

Just looking at a map of Normandy can get the taste buds working, abounding as it is with place names like Camembert, Pont-l'Évêque and Calvados. Apples are big around here, served up in delicious tarts and poured out as cider or brandy. Whatever your fancy, make sure your visit allows time to indulge in Normandy’s renowned cuisine.

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Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 182 Reviews

Visit the American D-Day sites where the greatest amphibious landing in history took place on this Normandy Battlefields Tour from Bayeux. See the famous sites ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.28

Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 505 Reviews

Pay tribute to the soldiers who fought at Omaha Beach on this afternoon tour of the Normandy beaches from Bayeux. You'll visit the famous battlefield sites ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.19

Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Take a private tour from Bayeux to Normandy, where you’ll relive the events of the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944 – more famously known as D-Day. You can ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.74

Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

This private tour from Bayeux takes you to one of the most iconic attractions in France, Mont St-Michel, just off the coast of Normandy. Take a narrated ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.74

Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 81 Reviews

If time is tight and you'd like to visit the Normandy beaches, this quick morning tour from Bayeux is the perfect choice to see the area's most important ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.14

Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 881 Reviews

Take a poignant, memorable day trip from Paris to visit the Normandy battlefields and landing beaches of World War II. You'll visit famous wartime sites and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $245.54

Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen

Visit one of the most iconic attractions in France on this private day trip to Mont St-Michel from Caen. Located just off the coast of Normandy, this UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.26

Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Begin your Normandy Battlefields Tour with a visit to the Juno Beach Center, the only museum in the Canadian sector. The Center retraces the implementation of ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.19

Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword and the British Airborne Sector

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Retrace the main assaults undertaken by the British forces during the first days of the Battle of Normandy on a poignant battlefields tour you'll never forget. ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.28

Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

On this Normandy Battlefields Tour, you will visit the famous site of Pegasus Bridge, captured just after midnight on D-Day by elements of the 6th Airborne ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.19

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