Today we are pleased to let you discover a new region of France during a day tour from Paris, Normandy! The vacation spot for Parisians, Normandy is also where the Western Allied beach landings occurred (a crucial turning point during WWII) and are now commemorated with museums and memorials.
Early morning departure with a pick up from your accommodation inside Paris by your private driver guide on board a luxury vehicule to enjoy a Normandy tour. As you know in 1944, 6 June and during all summer long that followed, men around the world came to fight in Normandy to liberate France from German occupation. Normandy will never forget this track of the story, and each year, remembers and pays tribute to American
veterans, British, Canadian… and their brothers in arms, those heroes who, many, died here during the summer 1944, and buried in cemeteries that are discovered throughout the region. Start with a drive along Juno and Gold beaches, where the Canadians and the British troops landed. Make a stop in the beautiful town of Arromanches, to discover the remains of the artificial harbor that played a vital part in the success of the Landings.
Continue with Omaha beach and the very moving American cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer, that covers 172,5 acres and that contains the graves of 9 387 military dead. Most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing
operations: visit of the Memorial, the wall of Missing, the Chapel, many special tombs. Your visit can be followed with a stop at the American Interpretative Center where you could
have the opportunity to view remarkable films and documentaries relating this moving period. Utah Beach was the first of the two zones selected for the American landings, visit its museums situated on the exact site of the American landings of 6th June, it relates the military and technical exploit which has made the beaches off the Madeleine so famous.
Finally, Pointe du Hoc, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs between Utah and Omaha beaches. It was one of the key German fortified sites along the Normandy coast and was equipped, at that time, with extensive heavy artillery, where the Ranger heroes of colonel James Earl Rudder climbed the cliff to destroy a German battery, key action for the success of ‘D.Day’ and therefore victory in World War II !
An escapade in Normandy organized by your Paris concierge service allows you visiting a beautiful region highly appreciated by those in search of fresh air and stunning nature. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of enjoying French gastronomy, visiting small, charming fishing ports, admiring homes covered in flowers, touring beaches and quaint villages.