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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 knowledgeable guide, you’ll gain incredible 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 Museum
  • Omaha Beach and Arromanches' artificial harbor
  • Drive along Juno and Gold Beaches
  • Lunch at Caen Memorial
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert guide-interpreter
  • All transportation and transfers included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The tour guide gives so much insight into these historic sites. And the included lunch is tasty and served in a picturesque setting. A full and fascinating day!

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What You Can Expect

Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

American War Cemetery, 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

Bruce B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Good tour, good choice of places to stop, very interesting.
Tough to cover everything in one day but good try.
Lunch was very good.
Tour guide very knowledgeable

Strader B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a great time. Dave was very informative. Lunch was great.

Karen Yifen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

well worth of money. The time is efficient and the guide is very knowledgeable.

Hoy J W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was stunning!

Patti A C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Love history so this was a hi-light. Long day but well worth it. Very informative and overall just wonderful walking where our soldiers bravely helped save so many lives and many gave theirs.

Europe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent. We learnt a lot.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

As others have mentioned, this is a highly recommended trip. It makes a number of stops so I felt that got a good overview of the battlegrounds and the battle. A couple of tips to help- these stops are all memorials etc so there is not much time or availability of refreshments- this is a good tour to pack a extra bottle of water for the afternoon. If you want to look up a specific grave in the American Cemetery, I would find it on the internet and study it where it is so that you can go directly when you visit the cemetery. There really is not a lo of time to do a search and locate. The tour is a full 14 hours as it takes about 3 hours to get there and back plus the time to drive between the different stops. The bus was a double decker so we were not overly crowded and it did have a toilet within the bus. it made it a comfortable ride.

Stephen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was excellent - I wish we had more time. Our guide, Elicia was wonderful. She provided facts and additional local knowledge of the battles and how the environment impacted decisions. I would recommend this tour to anyone

John Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Herve W. was a phenomenal guide! Not only did he provide our group of 6 with lots of information on WWII sites and battles, but he also gave us a tour of Paris sites we passed while leaving the city for Normandy.
A lot to fit into one day but it worked and we were so glad we did it!

Randy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour was amazing....but not enough time was allowed at each locale. Instead of having 20 minutes at 5 sites, maybe have more time and less sites. 20 minutes was barely long enough for the girls in our group to stand in line at the restrooms.

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