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Excellent tour with our guide Laurent, very strong knowledge of the D-Day sites and the whole Normandy campaign. Very friendly and helpful, and despite some serious rain he managed to get us to see all the things we wanted to see. The museum, btw, is a must, with many excellent exhibits and films, etc. Budget about 3-4 hours if you can.
We were not able to make the scheduled tour because our flight was delayed and luggage was lost. However, we went to the museum at Caen on June 28th. I talked to the tour people, who called the manager for me. He told me that the tour with the mini-van that was scheduled for that day was full, but they could put us on the bus tour, as a compromise. As it turned out, there were seven of us who spoke English, so we had the same number of people with the English-speaking guide as we would have had in the mini-van. Everything else was the same as what we had paid for originally... a win-win situation.
The tour was excellent in every way. All the members of my party were gratified by the arrangements, and I was able to talk about it last night at a meeting I had here in the U.S. Your guide was superb, so well-informed and historically accurate. She was from Mali, but I cannot remember her name. The four of us in my group (my husband and I and friends) are all veterans, and this was a very meaningful trip for us because our fathers fought in WWII. The remainder of our two-week stay was spent in a rented thatched cottage near Pont-Audemer, but I would recommend the Caen Memorial tour to anyone who visits Normandy.
Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
This was one of the highlights of our holiday thanks to our guide Lawrence. We thoroughly enjoyed his commentary and insight into D-Day and the sites we visited. We definitely have a better understanding of how and what happened on that day. I suggest you allow a few hours to visit the Museum as it is well worth seeing. Make sure you visit the "Bunker" while you're there too. This is a must see.
Our tour was fantastic....our guide Marilyn was very well informed and presented the material very well. We had the right amount of time at the beaches....just sorry we could not get into the Canadian tour too. But she did review some of the events which included the Canadian Army.
Wonderful!! Loved Carly, the tour guide that we had...extremely knowledgeable and very willing to help in any way possible! Will go back for future tours.
5 Stars! Our guide was Thierry who spoke perfect English and gave us a wonderful history lesson of World War2. It was as if you stepped back in time. The bus ride was so nice. The views spectacular. We never felt rushed. Visiting the US Cemetery,Omaha Beach and the other sites was priceless. Merci!!
We are very happy with both the museum and the beaches tour. Our beaches guide, Svetlana, was very well-informed and very enthusiastic. The museum itself is surprisingly small but well-done, and easily visited in one stop.
Great guide. He was the key to a great experience. But it was also easy to book and access. We had a wonderful experience. One of best guided tours experiences that we have known.
We felt it would have been better if there were all English speaking people on the bus as we thought the French native speaking guide spent more time giving information in French than in English. There were 4 French tourists and we were 3 English speaking.
However, we all generally enjoyed the experience.
Excellent tour guide, great value for the price, museaum was very nicely executed. I would highly recommend!
Trip was good. Train was delayed but the tour folks helped us get back on track
It was a little confusing getting in the museum. The tour starts at 9:00 am, but the museum doesn't open until 9:30. There should be a sign or something to indicate directions for those on the tour. Our tour guide was Hakim, a history major who attended university right there in Caen. He was very nice, professional and accommodating. It was a little disappointing that he was a little difficult to understand at times. It detracted from the experience. All of the sites were great, the information was great. We felt a little hurried on the morning tour. The guides have to be back in time for the 2:00 pm tour, so the morning tour is a little rushed. There are no real breaks for snacks, etc. Bring your own. The Caen museum itself is wonderful. Take the 2 days to see it. Your ticket is good for 48 hours. Overall recommend.
Disappointed in the tour.Our guide rushed us at every stop and we didn't have enough time to see everything. Also you're not clear on the tour . We thought the tour, 9am to 2pm incl. Museum visit. We traveled 6000 mi. and never got to visit the museum. We would have taken a later train back to Paris.