Day Tour

Normandy - Day Tour Normandy Landing Beaches (9 Hours)

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Bayeux, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 25 Oct 2018

Normandy - Day Tour Normandy Landing Beaches (9 Hours )

Bayeux, France

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

On June 6th, 1944, the most important battlefield of the 20th century history. From Bloody Omaha to Gold Beach, you will get your fill of emotions, through various sites, on the roads taken by our liberators during the Overlord Operation, while appreciating the story of our guides.

The Pointe du Hoc battlefield, which remained intact after the rangers’ assault, will carry you away to the heart of the fierce battle conducted by the first wave on the orders of the colonel Rudder.

You will visit

The Pointe du Hoc was the site of the german coastal battery with Utah Beach and Omaha Beach well within their gun range.

The assault and capture of Pointe du Hoc fell to Americas’ elite unit, the 2nd Ranger Battalion, lead by Lieutenant Colonel James Rudder, as seen in “The Longest Day”

They held out from the 6th – 8th June 1944 until reinforcements arrived from Omaha Beach.

For people visiting the site today it is truly a spectacular site as it has been left in the same condition as when the rangers left it 1944.

The landing on Omaha Beach of the 1stInfantry division (The Big Red one) and the 29th Infantry division on D Day proved to be the most costly of all the landings in Operation Overlord. This was due to the natural defensive terrain and the fact that none of the German defensive positions had been knocked out by either the aerial or naval bombardments.

Today you can visit the Memorial museum at St Laurent sur Mer, which is located just behind Omaha Beach. The museum shows an informative collection of uniforms, weapons & vehicles and through photographs and film, guides you through the D Day landings

The American Cemetery will get you closer to these young men and women who left their native land to die in France, in Normandy, one morning of June 1944. 9,387 graves and 1,557 names of disappeared soldiers forever engraved in a monument will remind you the ultimate debt of future generations.

Your will leave your footprints in the sand of Omaha beach in an historic dimension near the 3,000 American soldiers who sacrificed their life in the assault of the 5th Corps made of the “Blue&Grey” 29th Infantry Division as well as of the First Infantry Division, better known as the “Big Red One”.

Arromanches

With the Phœnix caissons of Port Winston, in the Gold Beach sector of the Arromanches commune, you will imagine the incredible set up prepared a few days before the landing to supply troops of the 30th British Corps over the months following the D Day. The Arromanches D Day Museum will offer your eyes the pleasure of contemplating didactic windows of the various units that were present during this battle for Normandy as well as films and explanations relating to the construction and the putting into operation of the artificial harbor.

About Us

We Travel France was founded by Edwige Chevallier in September 2010. Our agency specializes in luxury trips to France for families and individuals, but also provides group packages. We handle last-minute and complicated incoming travel arrangements. We know our customers always have a multitude of choices when they buy goods or services, which is why we are committed to offering personalized and individually tailored services to suit our client’s needs. We also guarantee 24-hour emergency service to all our clients.

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Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2017

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Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018

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