Hillman Fortress Tours

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With an impressive 18 underground bunkers linked by trenches and reinforced by barbed wire fences and minefields, the Hillman Fortress was once an important German WWII command post and the headquarters of the German 736th Regiment. Known as Hill 61 by the Germans and codenamed ‘Hillman’ by the British, the strategic bunker complex was attacked on 6 June 1944 as part of the D-Day Allied invasion and finally liberated by the Suffolk Regiment the following day. 

Today, the hilltop bunkers have been preserved as an open-air museum, run by volunteers, and visitors are free to explore the 24-hectare site, including the kitchen, bunkers, command posts and well. A memorial museum is also located on-site, where visitors can learn more about the Hillman Bunkers and the Suffolk Regiment.

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The Hillman Fortress is located in Colleville-Montgomery and is open to the public at all times. The on-site memorial museum is open in July and August, daily except Tues and Sun, from 10am-12pm and 2.30pm-6.30pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
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Address: Colleville-Montgomery, France
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Hours: Opening hours: Open at all times, Memorial museum: July-Aug, daily except Tues and Sun: 10am-12pm, 2.30pm-6.30pm.
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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Bayeux

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

Explore some of the most famous battlefields of World War II during this private Normandy tour from Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches, where Allied soldiers invaded northern France on June 6, 1944. See the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy, pay homage to the fallen at national cemeteries and visit area museums. Your expert guide can personalize this private tour to suit your interests.
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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches

Tour the historic locations of World War II with this tour of D-Day sites and the Mémorial de Caen museum. See Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and other important D-Day sites, as well as a guided tour of Mémorial de Caen. This is an ideal day trip from Paris, especially since it begins at the Caen train station. Group size is limited to seven for the American sites ensuring a personalized experience.
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Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword and the British Airborne Sector

Follow in the footsteps of World War II soldiers on an insightful and moving tour of the Normandy battlefields from Bayeux. With a knowledgeable guide, visit significant sites like Pegasus Bridge, the Merville Battery Museum and the Hillman Bunker and delve into the intriguing history of D-Day and the turbulent battles that occurred. Admire the sandy stretch of Omaha Beach, the site of one of D-Day’s bloodiest battles, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

Spend a day visiting the excellent Memorial de Caen Museum and key D-Day sites on this full-day tour from Caen. After a self-guided tour of the museum (with or without an audio guide), join your knowledgeable guide for a tour of D-Day sites like Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and the artificial harbor of Arromanches. Tour group size for the American sites is limited to seven, ensuring plenty of personalized attention from your guide.
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector

Discover the scenic beauty and historical richness of the Norman battlefields on a half-day tour of Sword Beach and the Hillman Bunkers from Bayeux. With a knowledgeable guide, enjoy a sensitive introduction to one of Europe’s most difficult periods and visit significant sites related to WWII. Browse intriguing exhibitions in the Merville Gun Battery and Museum; hear turbulent tales of the events that occurred on Sword Beach; and descend into the Hillman Bunkers to gain an understanding of the conflict that took place there. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour.
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