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Enrich your knowledge of the fascinating history of World War II on a full-day tour of the Normandy battlefields from Bayeux. With an accomplished guide, discover facts surrounding Canada’s lesser-known involvement in the liberation of Europe and pay your respects at the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Hear of the tragic Canadian massacre at Ardenne Abbey and listen to intriguing narration that reveals poignant and probing information. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to onely eight people. 

Highlights

  • Tour of Normandy’s Canadian World War II sites from Bayeux
  • Gain unique insight on Canada’s role in the war from your expert guide
  • Explore the Juno Beach Centre, Normandy’s only museum dedicated to Canadian WWII history
  • See German bunkers and Canadian artillery equipment on Juno Beach
  • Visit the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, where thousands of Canadian soldiers are buried
  • Learn about the dark history of Ardenne Abbey
  • Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites

See the native Canadian Inukshuk outside the Juno Beach Centre

After departing from your centrally located Bayeux hotel or a prearranged meeting point, begin your half-day tour of Normandy's Canadian World War II sites. Get acquainted with your knowledgeable guide and enjoy the scenery of the 30-minute drive to the Juno Beach Centre, a unique museum dedicated to the Canadian soldier’s involved in World War II. 

Learn about the pivotal role played by Canada in the war and see moving commemorations to the sacrifices made by courageous soldiers. See the German bunkers and beach obstacles that surround the museum and get up close to historical monuments that speak eloquently of the area’s fascinating history. 

Stop next at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery to feel emotionally stirred my mire than 2,000 headstones dedicated to British, French and Canadian soldiers killed during the D-Day attacks. Admire spectacular views of the rugged Atlantic coast and then continue to Ardenne Abbey to marvel at a masterpiece of Norman architecture. Follow your guide on a guided tour of the 12th-century structure and hear of its turbulent history before returning to the vehicle and relaxing during the scenic journey back to Bayeux. 

Customer Reviews

Ed T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour was excellent, tour guide was excellent, took time to explain details, highly recommended.

Astrid T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Kate, our tour guide, was excellent. She showed us many sites, had pictures and was able to give us personal stories about her grandmother too. Her knowledge of all the events was exceptional. We found the tour, especially the museum, very emotional. I would have loved more time at the museum, but it was enough. Very worthwhile !

Kathy D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a highlight of our Europe trip. My husband and I both feel a connection with the events of WWII as our grandparents were all in the military. Our guide Kate was well spoken and had many stories of the Normandy area as well as the history of D-Day. The Juno Beach Centre was a museum of artifacts from Canadians. The cemetery was a profound experience and there were other stops on the tour that we didn't expect. We will definitely be back tot he Bayeux area in the future to explore more of the countryside. One thing I will say is that I tried to book a month before our trip and there were no tours available the day we were going to be there. I had to wait till 2 weeks before to find a tour that I could book.

Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was excellent! Interesting and fun! It revealed many facts and places that were delightful to know- highly recommend!!

Sandra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour, highly recommend. Adrian was very knowledgeable and engaging.

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The Guide was very knowledgeable and the tour exceeded our expectations.

Bruce L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide was very informative. Small group tour gave us plenty of time at all the sites

Donna J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We really enjoyed our tour, and our guide Anton was as engaging and knowledgable as we could possibly desire. It was a treat from start to finish, and we wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about World War II and the battle of Normandy. Please keep up the good work..

erniebud2009

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Enjoyed the tour. Appreciated the on time performance. Roman excellent and very patient guide.
Would recommend this tour.

Kaylyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

There are so many great things to say about this tour...

The tour was recommended to us by a friend who had previously taken it. My family 7 adults was visiting France to see the landing beaches, in particular the areas where my grandfather had been. None of us are usually interested in guided tours, but this one was so highly recommended, that we thought it would be a nice overview and way to start our time in the area.

At the end of the day, the tour was all we could speak about.
We were blown away by the tour, the sites, the things we learnt and the stories we heard, and almost most of all by our guide Katell. She was absolutely incredible and made the day. Her stories added a very personal element to the day, and had us all at times in laughter and others in tears.

We would all highly recommend this tour - do not miss it.

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