This private guided tour will give you an idea of all of the aspects of the D-Day, 6th June 1944, while bringing you to amazing beaches of Normandy.
Your day trip will start at Courseulles sur Mer where the Canadian soldiers stormed its beach and where you will get to know more about Général De Gaulle’s history. Then, drive to Arromanches, an ancient Allies base with a stunning view over the sea, and join Colleville sur Mer and Pointe du Hoc to visit both the American and German soldiers cemetaries.
The last stop is in Caen where you can visit the Caen Memorial and immerse in the heart of the history from 1918 until today.
Note : This itinerary should be adapted to your exact place of pick up (from Paris or Normandy) and customized depending on your wishes.
Included : Knowledgeable english speaking driver and private car service, transport expenses.
Not included : any entrance to museums or other activities when touring, driver’s meal, food and beverage.
Private Tour normandy : More than 14,000 Canadian soldiers stormed its 8-kilometre stretch of beach 6 June 1944. In Croix sur Lorraine, you will be able to visit the de Gaulle’s memorial in a beautiful park by the sea.
Arromanches is renowned for its artificial “Mulberry” harbour, known as “Port Winston”, whose remains, both impressive and moving, continue to remind visitors of the remarkable technical feat of taking 600,000 tonnes of concrete and equipment across the Channel in wartime to serve as a base for Allied troops.
Located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel. It covers 172 acres (70 ha), and contains the remains of 9,387 American military men, most of whom were killed in Normandy.
Pointe du Hoc is a clifftop location situated between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east, and stands on 30m tall cliffs overlooking the sea. Or visit the German cemetary whose dark gravestones are a stark contrast to the all-white tombstones of the American cemetery.
Caen, bombed during the summer of 1944, martyr city of the liberation, deserved indeed a tribute to the extent of its suffering. The Caen Memorial will immerse you in the heart of the history of the 20th century.
Get ready for a delicious sea-food meal in La Marine restaurant. Located on the beach of Arromaches, La Marine has the best setting for a degustation of oysters, crayfishes, crabs, whelks and shrimps. Leave some room for dessert… baba au rhum, Paris-Brest or the delightful assortment of the café gourmand.
The Juno Beach Centre is a museum and cultural centre, it presents the war effort made by all Canadians, civilian and military alike, both at home and on the various fronts during the war, as well as the manifold faces of contemporary Canadian society.