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I highly recommend this amazing day trip from Paris. Nicolas and his son Elliot were our guides, and they were wonderful. Nicolas is a career cinematographer and as such gave an insightful and atmospheric tour. and he's a great driver!!! We were a group of 6 Americans in a very comfortable van we met up at the Arc de Triomph. Its a long ride out from Paris, but we had a yummy snack stop along the way oh man, why can't US turnpike stations be like that!!! and the time went by quickly as Nicolas delivered a lecture on WW2 from the French perspective as well as commentary on the towns that we passed through.
Once in the region, our tour took us through small Normandy towns that were occupied by the Nazis, the Omaha beach region which we saw first from the German bunkers then from the US perspective as we descended to the beach which is breathtakingly beautiful, a local museum with many artifacts, a lovely outdoor restaurant for lunch, and then to the US cemetery where we stayed for about 1 1/2 hours - some of which Nicolas guided and some we were respectfully left to our own thoughts.
After the cemetery we went to an apple cider/liquor place for a tasting a bit of a tourist trap for a short visit. You can buy some nice products there -- caramel, cheese, cider/spirits.
We especially enjoyed spending time with the others in our group who too viewed Normandy as an important place to visit during our lifetimes. It was a moving and spiritual day -- we all had chills. Thank you Nicolas for your wonderful tour and making this day one of the most special of our lives.
This was a long day, but probably the best part of our 3 week vacation. Visiting Normandy was very special to us, and our guide was excellent! He made the places we were seeing come alive. And even though it was only a day trip we were given enough time to appreciate each stop.
This review is for Blue Fox Tours. The tour guide, Amari, was excellent. Very good English, extremely knowledgeable in many topics (of course WWII among them). He took us to about 6 sites (view of Rommel's Normandy home, Omaha Beach, Point Du Hoc, apple farm for orchard tasting, Overlord Museum, American military cemetery). Along the way he was extremely personable and kept the long drive interesting. Highly recommend this tour!!
Met the driver/guide Amaury before 7am for the trip to Normandy. He was an excellent guide who provided lots of information. Would highly recommend the small group as it was much easier to visit the areas. It was hard to imagine the landings when the weather was so perfect but going to the Cemetery put it all in perspective. We were at the Cemetery when they lowered the flags and played taps. It all came into perspective at that moment.
Our guide, Elias, was terrific and very knowledgeable. The tour was exciting, informative and enthralling. I would recommend this highly.
Highly recommend this small group tour to Normandy. You will not be disappointed. To see the grounds, battlefields and museums documenting the Battle of Normandy will never be forgotten. This was an extremely moving and emotional tour. Amaurie was our tour guide and did an outstanding job. He takes he job very seriously and you can tell he loves what he does.
Do not hesitate to book this tour . This tour was wonderful from start to finish . Nissy was our guide and she was perfect did not hurry us along made it a relaxing and informative day . I had been to the beaches before but my husband had not . He loved it . I went to places I had never gone to before . Wonderful experience
A powerful moving day to a key turning point site of WWII. Neesa (I hope I spelled it right) was an excellent tour guide. She communicated the story with explicit detail. She had the answers to every question asked by the group. She was never in a hurry and took whatever time the group needed to see and take in each stop. Having us finish on the cemetery grounds put everything in perspective. Being able to witness the daily retirement of the American Colors at 5PM touched everyone on our tour. Not a dry eye in our group as the flag was being folded. Thanks Neesa for making it a terrific experience!
My family really enjoyed the all day tour to Normandy. We were able to not only see the area but to hear information and some interesting stories from our tour guide Oliver. He did an excellent job with the entire group. I felt the smaller group size gave him the opportunity to personalize our trip more. By the end of the day, we were all a bit tired heading back to the hotel...but it was well worth it!
Nicholas was outstanding!!! This excursion was one of the highlights of our European tour. Highly recommend!
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