PROGRAM OF TOUR :
Depart Paris by train and
arrive in Bayeux. Transfer on your own by taxi to your hotel.
Arrive early afternoon to visit the Tapestry museum that relates William the
Conqueror’s conquest of England.
Dinner at leisure and
overnight at the
2 – 9am – After breakfast pick up
at your hotel with our guide and the minivan.
drive to STE MERE EGLISE, the town on which U.S. paratroopers
belonging to the 82nd were dropped on D Day. Will visit the AIRBORNE TROOPS
MUSEUM, then continue onto UTAH BEACH. We will pass the first American
Airfield (12 June.1944) signed by a memorial, the C 47 memorial and the
remains of a German prisoners camp. The next stop will be the at UTAH BEACH.
Now it is time to cover the long distance to reach Omaha Sector and the LA
POINTE DU HOC. It doesn't seem possible that anyone could scale those 110 ft
high sheer cliffs under German firing. Further along Omaha sector we will
arrive onto OMAHA LANDING BEACH, the bloodiest landing that the American had
even known. Visit at the OMAHA D DAY MUSEUM. Overlooking the sand, the
AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY, beautifully kept, is the final home of over nine
thousand young men, who lost their lives in the Battle of Normandy.
Return at the hotel around
DAY 3 – 9am –
After breakfast check out and your driver/guide will pick you up at
the hotel, for a full day tour of the local D-day sites and beaches.
After a city tour of BAYEUX,
first town to be liberated, we will drive to LONGUES SUR MER German
batteries. From the German gun site we can see appearing in the haze the
tremendous size of the Artificial Harbor built in eight months in England by
the British and towed across the 100 miles of the Channel : ARROMANCHES,
which will be our next stop. After the discovery of the place, we will visit
de LANDING MUSEUM. In the afternoon we will continue our drive along the
Anglo-Canadian sector and the beaches of GOLD, JUNO and SWORD. After a stop
at the JUNO BEACH CENTER, we will finally arrive at PEGASUS BRIDGE where the
Allied Forces landed first by gliders, commanded by Major Howard. After a
quick city tour of CAEN, your driver will drop you off at the Caen train station
to board your train back to Paris.