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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. Select either the American D-Day sites or Canadian ones. 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 and 15 people for the tour of Canadian sites, both ensuring a personalized experience.


  • Mémorial de Caen museum and D-Day sites tour, departing from Caen railway station
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Mémorial de Caen museum
  • Take a 5-hour minivan tour of D-Day sites likes Arromanches and Normandy American Cemetery
  • Choose to see a mixture of American D-Day sites, or opt to focus on key Canadian sites
  • Learn the stories behind the statistics of D-Day and World War II from the knowledgeable and passionate guide
  • Savor a 2-course lunch at La Terrasse Restaurant at Mémorial de Caen following the museum tour
  • Small-group tour limited to seven or 15 people for a more intimate experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you want a fascinating, in-depth tour of the Normandy beaches and other D-Day sites, this is the one to take! Seeing the grave markers in the American cemetery after hearing the heroic and harrowing stories of the invasion was especially moving for me.

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What You Can Expect

D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches

See the famous beaches where the dramatic D-Day Landings took place

Meet your guide at the train station in Caen – this location makes it easy for day trippers from Paris to catch a train over (own expense) in time for the tour.
Begin with a tour of the  Mémorial de Caen museum, the exhibits of which spans the period from the end of World War I through the fall of the Berlin Wall. With the assistance of your guide (trained specifically by historians at the museum), you'll gain a deeper understanding of the lead-up to D-Day on both sides of the war, and just how important D-Day was to the eventual end of World War II.
After your museum visit, enjoy a midday lunch break at La Terrasse, an on-site restaurant at Mémorial de Caen. You're welcome to ask questions of your guide as you dine on a 2-course lunch accompanied by a glass of wine and mineral water.
At the conclusion of the meal, climb into a climate-controlled minivan to begin a 5-hour guided visit to many of the area's most significant D-Day sites that you learned about earlier at the museum. The specific places you visit will depend on whether you have chosen to tour important American sites or Canadian sites.
Those on the American tour will see Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, the artificial harbor at Arromanches and the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Those on the Canadian tour will see the Juno Beach Centre, the Abbaye d'Ardenne, Bernières-sur-Mer and the Canadian Cemetery in Bény-sur-Mer.
With either tour, the stories shared by your guide will help bring some of the history back to life and add a human touch to enormous events like D-Day and World War II as a whole. By the time your tour concludes, you should have a greater understanding of exactly how crucial D-Day was to the Allied war effort, and perhaps a deeper appreciation for the young people who gave their lives in the war. The cemeteries are the perfect places to pay your respects.
The tour ends back at the Caen train station where it began, making it easy for you to hop on a train back into Paris if you need to (own expense).
Please note: From January 28 to March 31 and October 1 to December 31, all tours given on Sundays will only have a half-hour tour at the  Mémorial de Caen museum. The reason for this is that the first train coming from Paris doesn't arrive in Caen until 11am, and the post-lunch tours of D-Day sites leave at 1pm.

Customer Reviews

Brady S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

If you want to do a day trip to Caen and experience the Dday beaches from Paris, this is the tour to take. Our guide Mario was incredibly nice and knowledgeable. Keep in mind!- you could spend 2 weeks here learning about everything so it does feel a little rushed, but that and #39;s a day tour for you.

Michael T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour! The drivers and guides were prompt, courteous, professional, and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend it. It is an all day tour...small group 6-7 people in mini vans. Good lunch included.

Lindsay S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My mom and I spent the day on the D-Day Tour during our visit to Paris. It was so well worth it! Pray that you get Mario- he was absolutely amazing! The train system was easy and they were right there when we arrived to Caen. You start off at the museum which is so well spent and organized. I recommend taking time to wander outside to the gardens then go into the bunker. We didn't feel rushed at different sites, they gave you time to wander on your own, and some of the places have little stores for snacks, coffees, beverages etc. Again, I highly recommend this for a day trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a wonderful tour. Very educational. Our guide, Mario, did a great job. He gave us details we would not have picked up on our own. It made the whole tour so much meaningful.
It rained some and was cool and sometimes windy. Definitely bring layers for your comfort, no matter the time of year.

Slavina R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It is worthed. We have learned so many interesting historical facts. Wonderful experience. Just make sure you book the correct train to Paris, I mean at the correct time after the tour is finished.

Marie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Kristen Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a great tour. Very informative, and the guide Oliver was very good.

James T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Cathleen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great experience! Our guide was great and had lots of interesting information to share. We had the right amount of time at each stop. I would definitely recommend this tour!

John K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Outstanding tour!

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