Discover the D-Day landing sites of World War II on this day trip from Paris to Normandy with a driver-guide. You'll visit Point du Hoc, Colleville-sur-Mer, the Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Arromanches, and the Mulberry artificial harbor, plus stop in Caen to see the Peace Memorial before returning to Paris. When booking, you have the option to include hotel pickup or not.
After departing Paris in the early morning by minibus, travel to the French region of Normandy for your D-Day landing beaches tour.Stop at Pointe du Hoc, 90-foot (27-meter) cliffs where 225 rangers landed on the morning of June 6, 1944, and then continue to Colleville-sur-Mer to visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, which overlooks Omaha Beach and is home to more than 9,000 white crosses perfectly aligned on 170 acres. A chapel and memorial add the finishing touches to this moving site that allows visitors to reflect on the price of war.Then visit other WWII locations such as Arromanches and the vestiges of the artificial Mulberry harbor, Longues-sur-Mer, and the German artillery battery, which gave the Allied troops a lot of pushback on the morning of June 6th. This is the only coastal battery to have kept its guns, giving a picture of what an Atlantic wall gun emplacement was like. Before leaving Normandy, make a last stop at the Caen Peace Memorial, a place for reflecting on war in general and what WWII meant, and still means, to the people of France and around the world.