Small-Group Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Landing Beaches Day Trip from Paris

Small-Group Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Landing Beaches Day Trip from Paris
City of excursion Paris
Country France
Starting at: $205
Travel back in time on a historical 12-tour of World War II landing sites, with optional hotel pickup. Departing from Paris, your driver will guide your group to the Beach of Normandy, where you'll see The Pointe du Hoc, a promontory that was a German fortification strong point until U.S. army members invaded on June 6, 1944. You'll visit the American Cemetery on a bluff above Omaha Beach, and explore other significant locations such as Mulberry Harbour — built specifically to speed the unloading process of Allied troops — and the Caen Peace Memorial. The tour also includes return transport to Paris. After departing Paris in the early morning by minivan, travel to the French region of Normandy for your D-Day landing beaches tour. Stop at Pointe du Hoc, 90-foot (27-meter) cliffs where 225 rangers landed on the morning of June 6, 1944, and then continue to Colleville-sur-Mer to visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, which overlooks Omaha Beach and is home to more than 9,000 white crosses perfectly aligned on 170 acres. A chapel and memorial add the finishing touches to this moving site that allows visitors to reflect on the price of war. Then visit other WWII locations such as Arromanches and the vestiges of the artificial Mulberry harbor, Longues-sur-Mer, and the German artillery battery, which gave the Allied troops a lot of pushback on the morning of June 6th. This is the only coastal battery to have kept its guns, giving a picture of what an Atlantic wall gun emplacement was like. Your day trip ends with return to Paris.