Day Trip from Paris to Normandy Beaches and WWII Memorials

Discover the Famous Battlefields of D-Day

This full day trip from Paris to Normandy will capture the beauty of Normandy's beached and describe the region’s historical significance. Visit Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery and even a cider house for a quick taste of local delicacies.

Active

The tour is leisurely but does include walking on uneven terrains on the beaches and near the cliffs. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

13 h
max 18
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Normandy
What is D-Day? On this tour, you’ll learn the many details of the day that became a turning point in WWII. D-Day took place on June 6, 1944 when Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy. D-Day began what we now know as the Battle of Normandy, which lasted for three months. Now, we look back at D-Day and consider it the beginning of the end of World War II. This tour will provide the full scoop on the historical significance of Normandy, and even take you to a local cider house where you will be able to try some specialty drinks. This full-day trip includes:
 
  • - A professional English-speaking tour leader
  • - Round-trip transportation between Paris and Normandy
  • - Cider tasting and tour
  • - Visits to Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc

After your transportation from Paris to Normandy, your first stop will be Pointe du Hoc, a scenic area with beautiful cliffs. Though the Germans took control of this area during WWII, the Allied forces made it their mission to seize control of these cliffs and take over the coastline. As you stand atop the Pointe du Hoc cliffs overlooking the gorgeous beaches of Normandy, learn about the heroic acts that took place in the same spot. See true artifacts left behind from the war, including bomb craters and bunkers while your guide elaborates on the gritty details surrounding the Battle of Normandy.

Omaha Beach

On D-Day, the German troops stormed five different beaches. Out of these, Omaha Beach was the largest. Now a gorgeous seascape that’s difficult to think ever involved militant activity, this beach serves as a reminder of the Allied troops’ turning point in WWII. 
 

Break for Lunch

After a morning of learning the historical significances of Normandy and D-Day, it’s definitely time for a bite to eat. We’ll stop at a local restaurant for you to enjoy a relaxing and fulfilling break.
 
*Cost of lunch is not included in the price of this tour.
 

Cider Tasting and Tour

After a relaxing lunch break, you’ll visit a local cider house for a tour and tasting of the local nectars. Learn about the liqueur of the land and get a taste of some French delicacies. Specifically, you’ll taste an apple brandy known as Calvados and another apple mixture called Pommeau. Maybe even pick out a bottle to bring home with you to remember your fabulous Normandy day trip.
 

American Cemetery

Before returning to Paris, visit the American Cemetery which serves as the final resting place for many American soldiers who lost their lives in combat. Covering over 170 acres of land, this burial site honors more than 9,000 American soldiers. After paying a visit, head back to Paris to conclude your Normandy day trip.

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