• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

Omaha Beach Monument in Normandy
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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

Christina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This tour was a must for myself and my son. It was a long drive, but it was important. The museum helped to set the stage for the stops later in the day. Walking around Omaha Beach .....no words can express how I felt.

Joanne T United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was an especially stunning experience. Our guide was highly knowledgeable and provided much insight to what happened on this fateful day. Our appreciation of their sacrifices was brought home by our ability to stand on this sight and absorb the reality of it all. Normandy is a beautiful region of France and a place we would love to return to.

Yvette S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fantastic tour! Francis did an excellent job of prepping this tour by explaining all of the events that led up to WWII and D-Day. We appreciated the opportunity to walk around Pont du Hoc and Omaha beach and tour the American cemetery as well as other meaningful stops. We also enjoyed a delicious lunch in a beautiful setting from the 13th century in the Normandy countryside. Francis was very knowledgeable and did a great job of leading our group for the day! We highly recommend this tour!

Sheila B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very enjoyable trip. We were going to drive, but wisely opted to go on the tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and nice. We covered all the major hightlights with enough time to see everything.

Milissa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We booked this small group tour through Viator. The small group can be up to 8 people but we ended up with four total on our tour, so that was a nice surprise. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the Normandy invasion and was very informative. The tour stopped at Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery and Museum, and Arromanche. I was disappointed that we didn't also visit Utah beach, but that's on me for not researching the stops in advance. We had a very nice lunch at a converted medieval farm and grounds, now a lovey hotel and restaurant. Lunch and wine were wonderful and the dessert was spectacular. We were picked up at our hotel at 6:15 a.m. and taken to the tour offices to begin the day and were returned to our hotels at approximately 6:30 p.m. I would definitely recommend this tour unless you really want to see Utah beach.

Gary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was a wonderful trip. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. It was well organized and went smoothly. We are glad we had this experience.

dbmorrow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Loved our tour of Normandy and lunch at the historical museum. Our guide was not as personable and as knowledgeable as we would haved liked. But a good tour from Paris to Normandy,

Brenda I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Brilliant - our guide Ian was phenomenal and very well versed in the history. He made the trip both interesting and entertaining.

James Gulas United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

My son and I did this day trip because it has been on my bucket list for a long time. It was a small group in a van which was why we bought it. We were able to get places that the large motor coaches could not reach. It included a wonderful lunch with wine. We had plenty of time to leisurely see everything we needed to see and take plenty of photos. Guide was amazing as well.

Edith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A very moving experience. Excellent guide. The highlight of our trip to France.

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