• 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.


  • 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 Beaches Day Trip with American Cemetery and optional lunch

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

Thomas E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Visiting Normandy has been on my Bucket List for years. It was nice to see the Caen Muesum and and DDay landing sights. Your mind can only imagine what it was like that morning. The best part of the trip was visiting the amazing American Cemetery. Like Arlington Cemetery, it is very moving to see all the headstones for young men in this beautiful setting.

Ranka S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Emotional historic tour that left us deeply touched.

Glenn J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This excursion is a must if you are interested in World War II, D-Day, and the American effort to win the war in Europe. Although a long trip, it is a great value. The lunch was lovely and tasty, and the attractions were moving. The beaches, the museum, and cemetery were more than I expected. A great guide and driver made the day very enjoyable.

msgin79 Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Very good guide and clear in explaining the history. Recommended!

Elsie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

One of our favorite parts of our visit to France! We truly enjoyed our tour guide who did a wonderful job of informing us about everything we saw!

Amy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was an amazing tour! Dominique was so knowledgeable and accessible - I would highly recommend it!

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Excellent trip. Good to see the French countryside and how people lived in the country. Felt a bit rushed at times; probably due to the distance back and forth to Paris. Very moving experience which brought tears to my eyes. I would recommend watch Saving Private Ryan or some D-Day documentary before going to help to put everything into context.

Laurence L C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Long ride from Paris...better to do a 2-3 day trip incl San Michel...very moving...fabulous guide...NOT to be MISSED in a LIFETIME.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Americans should take the time to see and educate themselves about this historic site. The valor...heroism...sacrifice...blood.... The glory of our nation shines bright through the events that occurred here...Sobering . Makes one proud to be an American.

Victoria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This is amazing. Worth every penny. The lunch was absolutely delicious, but the Beaches and the american cemetery were wonderful

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