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Utah Beach D-Day Museum (Musée du Débarquement) Tours

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Utah Beach D-Day Museum (Musée du Débarquement)
Overview
Utah Beach was the westernmost landing point on D-Day. The main attraction at the site of the landing is the Utah Beach D-Day Museum (Musée du Débarquement), which focuses on the extraordinary battle. The museum also holds exhibits that offer a deep dive into French life under German occupation.

The Basics
Built in 1962 in a German bunker, the D-Day Landing Museum of Utah Beach tells the story of the momentous day though a rich collection of objects, including vehicles, an original B-26 bomber, and other materials, as well as enlightening stories from locals who survived the battle. Make sure to see the museum’s short film, “Victory in the Sand,” which recreates the epic experience of American soldiers. Some of the museum’s other exhibits show the moment from the perspective of the German soldiers.

Take a guided tour to hear an hour-by-hour account of the events of D-Day and take a trip outside onto the beach itself. Some tours include a stop here along with other sites, such as  the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.

Things To Know Before You Go
  • There is a small entry fee; students receive discounts.  
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
  • The Utah Beach D-Day Museum is run by the French (while the nearby Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is run by the US government).
  • Displays are in both French and English.
How To Get There
Utah Beach is located on the coast of Normandy, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Bayeaux and about 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Caen. You can reach Bayeux from Paris by train (from Gare Saint-Lazare), then take a taxi or tour bus to the beach and the museum. Travel by rail takes about 3 hours.

When To Get There
The museum at Utah Beach is open from February through December, with longer hours in summer (June–September). Normandy’s peak tourist season is in July and August, during school holidays. The site is also crowded around the anniversary of the D-Day landing (June 6th), when the area  hosts numerous memorial ceremonies.

Sword Beach

The easternmost of the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion, Sword Beach (located in Ouistreham) was taken by units from the British 3rd Division, with French and British commandos attached. Visit the town and the area surrounding it to see a number of monuments, museums, and remnants from the war, including the French-British Musée No. 4 Commando, which is dedicated to the small band of French commandos that landed here with the British troops.
Address: Utah Beach, France
Admission: Adults €8, Children €3.50, Museum & Beach Tour €12
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Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux

Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux

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Retrace the steps of American D-Day troops on a full-day tour of Normandy’s US landing sectors from Bayeux. Travel by air-conditioned minivan with your expert guide, and stand at key landing and drop points, including Omaha Beach and St-Mere-Eglise. See the battle sites at Pointe du Hoc and visit the Utah Beach Museum and Normandy American Cemetery to remember those who gave their lives in June 1944.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Bayeux

Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Bayeux

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Discover the fascinating history behind the events of the 1944 Allied Invasion on a private full-day tour of Normandy from Bayeux. With an accomplished guide, delve into the tales of D-Day as you marvel at significant sites like the battlefields and landing beaches of Utah Beach and Sword Beach. Visit esteemed museums and moving cemeteries to enrich your knowledge of the historic events and admire the picturesque scenery of the famous French region. Customize the itinerary of the tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your private guide throughout the day.
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  • 8 hours
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Private guided American D-Day Tour from Bayeux

Private guided American D-Day Tour from Bayeux

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Perfect for history buffs and those with personal ties to World War II, this private, full-day tour will transport you to many of the most important wartime sites in Normandy’s American Sector. Depart in the morning from your Bayeux hotel, and travel in a comfortable vehicle. You’ll tour the drop zones of the US Airborne Divisions, will visit Omaha Beach, will discover Pointe du Hoc, will pay tribute to the fallen at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, and much more.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private tour D-Day landing beaches

Private tour D-Day landing beaches

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Come and discover the biggest military invasion of WWII visiting the most famous sites of this D-Day and pay tribute to all those allied soldiers who sacrified their lives for our freedom and ideals of democracy.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$605.16
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Full Day Private Tour: American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

Full Day Private Tour: American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

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→ Our D-Day Private Tour is a great way to discover the landing sites of Normandy in your own Private party, accompanied by a professional native English-speaker Guide (multilingual options too: Fr/De/Es) → All of the D-Day sites listed – as well as other brief stops on our planned route – have been carefully chosen to include the major sites in The American D-Day landing sector. At major sites there is ample free time to walk around and take photos. Plenty of rest stops if required → Our of our D-Day Tours are fully customizable → You will have your own dedicated native-speaker guide for the entire duration of the Private Tour, who will go out of his / her way to make your day memorable and endeavor to answer your every question → Our D-Day Private Tours are conducted in luxury 8-seat Mercedes: Leather reclining seats, tinted windows, fridge with soda & water, coffee & tea, Wi-Fi, USB for your devices. Our vehicles are also equipped with the latest in security & safety technology
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  • 9 hours
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US$617.02
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Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

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The D-Day landing beaches in Normandy saw some of the most significant battles in World War II history, but many of the sites sit far apart. This private bus and walking tour from Bayeux makes it possible to take in key sites with ease. Visit the Normandy American Cemetery with a private guide, see the Pointe Du Hoc gun battery, and explore Omaha Beach and Utah Beach—where soldiers on all sides laid down their lives.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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