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Day Trip to the D-Day Beaches

A must for all Second World War enthusiasts or those interested in modern history. Experience an unforgettable visit to the D-Day beaches in Normandy where the Allies launched their push for victory.

This memorable day trip from Paris will take you to Gold Beach, the American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, the Omaha Beach Memorial Museum and the Canadian Memorial of Juno beach.

Your day starts with a scenic journey through the beautiful Normandy countryside to the the D-Day Landing Beaches. As you drive through this picturesque area it is difficult to imagine tens of thousands of soldiers waging war, but your informative guide will help you relive those dark days with broad overviews and fascinating stories.

The first stop of the day is the Caen Memorial (known as the Peace Museum), devoted to illustrations and films about the Second World War and the Normandy landings of June 1944. Enjoy a guided visit followed by lunch at the Memorial, before continuing to the Pointe du Hoc, a German defense position that was heroically taken by US soldiers during World War II.

Continue to the American cemetery of Saint-Laurent, the final resting place of almost 10,000 soldiers. You will also have free time at Omaha Beach to reflect on the site's moving history and visit the Omaha Beach Visitor Center, which describes the American soldiers' operations on the famous beach in June 1944.

Before returning to Paris, stop at the Canadian Memorial at Juno beach and Arromanches to see the remains of the artificial landing harbor that was built by the Allies in less than 15 days.

Tour Operates: Wednesday and Sundays - November to March.

Departure Time: 7.00am

Duration: Around 14 hours.

Includes: Guided visit to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, Visit to Omaha Beach Museum, Drive along Juno and Gold Beaches, Lunch at Caen Memorial, Air-conditioned Transportation, Lunch, Services of a knowledgeable English-speaking guide.

Sample lunch menu (subject to change)

Farmhouse bread
Bordeaux wine (1 bottle for 4)
Spring water and Coffee

Starter buffet
Pork country terrine, dry and garlic sausages
Raw vegetables and French dressing, (mixed salads, tomatoes, cucumbers, beetroots, green salad)

Table served hot dish
Duck leg baked in honey and spices
Served with Potato patties and vegetable trio

Cheese and Desserts buffet
Duo of Norman cheeses
Chocolate tart
“Teurgoule” – cinnamon rice pudding
Fruit salad

Experience Includes

  • Guided visit to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy
  • Visit Caen Memorial dedicated to the Second World War and the Normandy landings of June 1944
  • Lunch at Caen Memorial
  • Visit the Pointe du Hoc where the American Rangers landed and the American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer
  • Enjoy free time to walk on Omaha Beach
  • Stop at Arromanches near the Canadian Memorial of Juno Beach

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel transfers – you must make your own way to the starting point (directions will be included with your documentation)
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Wednesday, Fridays and Sunday - Winter. Daily in Summer

Departure location

2 rue des Pyramides in central Paris - the nearest metro is Pyramides.

Start times

7.00am.

Duration

Around 14 hours.

Additional information

Sample lunch menu (subject to change)

Starter buffet

  • Légumes crus de saison et leur vinaigrette(tomates, concombres, carottes)
  • Salades composées
  • Charcuterie

Table served hot dish

  • Fondant de poulet farci aux cèpes Galette de pommes de terre / Julienne de légumes

Cheese and Desserts buffet

  • Fromages normands (Pont l’Evêque et Camembert)
  • Tarte normande
  • Salade de fruits
  • Tarte au chocolat
  • Teurgoule

Farmhouse bread
Bordeaux wine (1 bottle for 4)
Spring water and Coffee

Terms & Conditions

Advanced reservations are required. Please detail your chosen date when booking.

Tours depart 2 Rue des Pyramides in central Paris. You must make your own way to the meeting point. The nearest Metro station is Palais Royal or Pyramides.

Once booked tickets are non refundable.