- Normandy Battlefields Canadian Sites tour from Bayeux
- Small group tour by minivan
- Visit the Juno Beach Center
- Canadian Cemetery, where the 3rd Canadian Division landed
- Maximum of eight passengers
- 12th-century Ardenne Abbey
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What You Can Expect
Last stop on this tour is Ardenne Abbey, a masterpiece of architectural design dating from the 12th century. In the early years of the German occupation, the abbey was a focal point for the local French Resistance. Its unfortunate reputation nowadays, however, is as the site of execution of Canadian prisoners of war by the child soldiers of the Hitler Youth Division.
Our experience on our Canadian World War 11 Sites was more than we could have dreamed of and then some. Our tour guide, Mattiew, was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating to our small group. Our uncle is buried in the Canadian Cemetery at Beny-Sur-Mer and we were able to pay respects and give thanks. I would highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Paris and suggest that you request Mattiew if that is possible. The train ride was about 2 1/2 hours and was very comfortable.
We had limited time, and came from Paris by train. The tour was all we hope for such a short period of time, our guide was excellent, knowledgeable and provided us rich details about the sites and the events.