Day Tour

FRANCE--The Occupation: A Local Perspective (8 Hours)

Albion Voyages - Normandy

Bayeux, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 04 May 2019

FRANCE--The Occupation: A Local Perspective (8 Hours )

Bayeux, France

Tour Features


  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Albion Voyages' Franco-American connections access its local network to introduce its clients to Francois. Born and raised in the "Bessin" (coastal region), Francois' long time friendships with the local families who survived the World War II German Occupation invites you to explore the area from an insider's point of view. You will not only have a full understanding of the German occupation, but you will actually visit homes that were occupied seeing the scars left by this dark moment in Normandy's past.

Francois ill greet you in the lobby of your hotel along with your driver for the day. To give you 100% attention, you will be invited to discuss and to ask questions as your experience is presented in a conversational manner. Plus, Francois i passionate holding the presidency of the Regional Advisory Board for 14 years and later was elected vice president of the region's Tourism Industry.

Additionally, Francois' Father and Grandparents lived in Chateau de Tracy located on Gold Beach witnessing the D-Day landing first hand. You will visit Chateau de Tracy meeting Francois' Mother who will be happy to share the family's anecdotes over a family style lunch in the main dining room She holds great respect for the American soldiers who liberated her Normandy.

The afternoon will continue as you discover the rural countryside with Francois discussing the lifestyle of Normands during the four years of German Occupation.

This tour is a perfect "Second Day Tour" to complement the D-Day Experience.

About Us

Established in 1995, Albion is the specialist in a French Airport Shuttle and Private Excursion Services to and from Normandy and Brittany..

Adrienne Sion, originally from Bethesda, MD, owns and operates Albion with her French husband, Edouard. The company is managed with a dual culture philosophy integrating French expertise in logistics and American friendliness.

We invite you to contact us for suggestions on how to make your travels in France easy and enjoyable.

Insider Tip

In France, Albion serves ALL Airports and Train Stations in PARIS, NORMANDY, and BRITTANY.

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By: Lala

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2018

Ablion was fantastic! We were supplied with every detail we needed. When we had a glitch in our hotel, they stepped in and solved our problem immediately and created a fabulous experience at the new hotel! Adrienne even came to meet us before we left Bayeux. They were a great team and I would highly recommend them.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor


By: Dopey

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Normandy was both beautiful and historic.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward