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$85.63 Cultural & Theme Tours

Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites

You’ll be picked up from your hotel or a meeting point in Bayeux in the afternoon for your half-day tour of Normandy’s Canadian World War II sites. Travel 30 minutes to the coast to your first stop, the Juno Beach Centre, located just behind the sand dunes of Juno Beach.First opened in 2003 by a D-Day veteran, Garth Webb, the Juno Beach Centre is the only museum in Normandy dedicated to Canada’s role in WWII. On your visit here, learn about the role the Canadian Army played in the war and commemorate the contributions and sacrifices these soldiers made during the liberation of France and the rest of Europe. Surrounding the museum you’ll see German bunkers and beach obstacles, Canadian and Allied military equipment, and historic monuments and sculptures.Your next stop is the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, near where the Third Canadian Division landed. Beautifully situated on a hill overlooking the Atlantic coast, this cemetery is the final resting place of more than 2,000 Canadian, British and French soldiers, including the 359 Canadians killed on D-Day.Continue to Ardenne Abbey, a masterpiece of Norman architectural design dating from the 12th century. Your guide will explain the troublesome history of the abbey, starting with the early years of the German occupation when it was a focal point for the local French Resistance. It was then taken over by Colonel Kurt Meyer’s regiment of the 12th SS Hitler’s Youth division. In June 1944, 20 Canadian soldiers were illegally executed here. The abbey was liberated a month later as the Canadians reached the city of Caen, and in 1945 Meyer was tried by Canadian Military Court and found guilty of war crimes.After your time at Ardenne Abbey, relax and reflect on the drive back to Bayeux.Please note: Due to special events taking place to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this tour may be amended on June 5, 6 and 7, 2014. It may not be possible to access the beaches, in which case alternative sites will be included instead.

$191.24 Cultural & Theme Tours

Canadian Landing Beaches Discovery from Paris

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Juno Beach, Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy It is at Juno Beach the resistance from the German army proved difficult for the Canadians to prevail and win the territory. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Bayeux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, NormandyYou will go to Bayeux and visit the tapestry museum for a unique history session. This will be followed by a light lunch on your own at a traditional french bakery.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, NormandyYou will finish at the Canadian cemetery to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives.Duration: 1 hour

$184.96 Cultural & Theme Tours

Guided Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip from Paris

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Paris City Vision, Paris, Ile-de-FranceEarly departure from our central located agency in ParisStop At: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandyeave the long drive from Paris to the professionals and check off six key World War II sights in just one day on this comprehensive tour. Learn about 1944’s Normandy Landings from your guide as you visit Omaha Beach, the American Military Cemetery, the Canadian Juno Beach Center, the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, the Mémorial de Caen museum and memorial, and the remains of an artificial harbor at Arromanches-les-Bains.Duration: 4 hours

$276.57 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Guided Tour of the D-Day Beaches

Visit: Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris, Ile-de-FranceD-Day remains as one of the most important events in world history. On this full day tour from Paris, you will visit this fateful location and learn of the events that took place before, during, and afterward. The first stop of the tour is the Caen Memorial Museum, also known as the Peace Museum, where you will be able to take an in-depth look into the history of D-Day and the events that took place at the beach in Normandy. You'll also be able to have your lunch at the museum before you head to Pointe du Hoc. This 100ft cliff overlooks the English Channel on the coast of Normandy, making it a strategic and important location during the war. Your next visit will take you to the American Cemetery at Saint Laurent. Maintained by the locals, it's a place of respect for the fallen troops at Normandy. In Arromanches, you will see the artificial port that had been built specifically for the landings. In the water, you'll be able to see concrete constructions still preserved, and then you'll have an opportunity to take photographs at Juno Beach. All the while, you're knowledgeable guide will share with you important facts about the period and by the end of your tour, you will have gleaned a great deal of information about the history of D-Day and Normandy, before the return drive back to Paris.

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