• D-Day in Normandy (1 day) Description

    After leaving Paris at 7 am, your guide will stop half-way for coffee and croissants before giving you a historical introduction to DDAY and the battle of Normandy.

    Upon your arrival in Normandy, you will start your journey with the visit of ARROMANCHES to discover with you the remains of the artificial harbor (Mulberry) that played a vital part in the success of the Landings.

    From Arromanches, your guide will drive you to the German coastal artillery battery of LONGUES SUR MER that formed a part of Germany’s Atlantic Wall coastal fortifications.

    After your visit of Longues sur Mer, it is time for lunch in a nice Norman restaurant (not included).

    After lunch, your journey continues with an exhaustive visit of the AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville, that covers 172 ,5 acres and that contains the graves of 9387 military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations (visit of the Memorial, the wall of Missing, the Chapel, many special tombs – Medals of Honor etc). 
    Your visit will be followed with a stop at the AMERICAN INTERPRETATIVE CENTER where you will have the opportunity to view remarkable films and documentaries relating the DDAY and Battle of Normandy operations.

    Your journey will continue with the drive to OMAHA BEACH that since June 6th 1944 has become the symbol of the sacrifice of American soldiers in WWII.

    After your moving stop on Omaha Beach, you will finish your journey with the private guided visit of POINTE DU HOC, where the Germans had built 6 case mates to house a battery of 155 mm guns. The US 2nd Ranger Battalion under the command of Colonel James Rudder was given the task of destroying the strong point from the sea. Their heroic struggle and final success has entered into history.

    You will be back at your hotel around 7pm.

    Extra charge for a pick up and/or a drop off outside Paris

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