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On this Paris to Normandy day trip, you can visit the D-Day beaches of World War II without worrying about transportation for the day. Visit Omaha Beach and its visitor center to learn stories and historical facts about the events in Normandy; walk through the American Cemetery; and stop by the Caen Memorial. With a guide, you’ll gain insight into the sacrifices of Allied soldiers and the French citizens they liberated. When booking, upgrade to a small-group tour for a more intimate experience, if you wish.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of Normandy's D-Day sites from Paris
  • Visit to Omaha Beach and Arromanches' artificial harbor
  • Enjoy a scenic lunch at Caen Memorial
  • Drive along Juno and Gold Beaches
  • Dive into the history of the area with your guide
  • All transportation and transfers included

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What You Can Expect

Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

Omaha Beach Monument in Normandy

Your Normandy day trip from Paris begins with the 3- to 4-hour drive out of the city to France’s northwest coast. Enjoy pretty views of the French countryside, and stop at the Caen Memorial, dedicated to films and illustrations about World War II and the D-Day landings of June 1944.

Enjoy lunch here before heading to Pointe du Hoc, a German defense site that was captured by American soldiers, and then visit the American Cemetery and Memorial near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, the final resting place of nearly 10,000 members of the US military. The cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach, where you have free time to walk along the shore, take in the ocean views and reflect on the bloody events that seem a world away from this now-tranquil location. You can also check out the Visitor Centre, home to poignant exhibits that depict the stories and operations of the American soldiers.

Your next destinations are Juno Beach to see the Canadian Memorial and Arromanches, where you can check out remnants of the artificial landing harbor built by the Allies. Your day trip then ends with the drive back to Paris.

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Customer Reviews

Simon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Fantastic

sanjeev.chowdhury

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We loved our trip and the guide, Cris Cristina was amazing. The lunch was fabulous too at the museum. We ate so much that we didn't need to eat dinner. The transportation and organization were first-rate. I highly recommend this visit. We were moved by the visits and the history, and Cris gave us more than enough time although on the day trip, you have to move and hustle to see everything, but if you can walk well and wear comfortable shoes, it's worth it. The trip is expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Michelle D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

From the bus to the guides, everything about the this tour was excellent. There was enough time to spend at the different beaches. Coen sp? WWII museum had an amazing display of artifacts....a true highlight of the trip.

Marjorie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour! Our guide was magnificent. So generous with her knowledge. The bus trip was long but comfortable.Fun to see the countryside of Normandy. Looks like Wisconsin except for the architecture. Could have spent hours at the Caen Museum. Lunch there was very good. Arrangements to get us to the bus and back were seamless.

Mary_mccormack

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

An informative trip. we were VERY rushed at the differenct beach museums with only minutes to spend. This was difficult for some on the tour which made us late returning.

Kathleen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a wonderful tour, it was a long bus ride but you drive through beautiful areas in France. Pictures don't do the place justice, the cemetery was very emotional. We were fortunate enough to bring our 15 year old son and he was moved as well.

murry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The beeches and the museums on this tour were terrific. We were impressed with the preservation of some of the bunkers and gun emplacements.

Dedde B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Visiting Normandy battlefields, beaches, and the American cemetery was very emotional for both my husband USMC vet and myself. However, the museum on the trip was interesting, but we spent too long a time at this site and did not get to spend enough time at the battlefields and beaches. Our daughter Navy medically retired and her husband Navy vet found the museum tedious and was extremely disappointed that we did not have a much time at the other sites. Also, the bus ride gave all of us a bit of motion sickness. Furthermore, we did like the hotel pick-up/drop-off option. We would recommend this day trip if they would shorten the museum site visit and extend the battlefields, beaches, and American cemetery site visits.

Paola A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Remi was our guide, very friendly and he speaks spanish also english because the tour was in english, something good for my father and I, we were the only hispanics on the tour, and he was very attentive with us, if we needed something or that if we understanded what was he talking about in english. The tour was excellent, the food was ok. The time for the Caen Memorial was too short, only 1 hour, but in the other places we had a lot of time. I would like to be added to the tour, to visit the German Memorial, that was near the American one, just to complete all the historical and memorial places.

LISA D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was everything my son and I hoped it would be. A very long day, we didn't get back into Paris until around 8 pm, but worth every minute. To actually stand in a German bunker, to be on Omaha beach, words cannot describe. This tour was expensive, but worth it

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