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Normandy D-Day Beaches & Cemetery: Guided Day Trip from Paris

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About This Activity

  • FREE cancellation included: cancel for free until 72 hours before your visit
  • Start time: 07:00
  • Instant ticket delivery
  • Smartphone tickets accepted
  • Duration: 13h
  • Live guide: English

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Allied landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944 on a return trip through time from Paris
  • Retrace the steps of the Battle of Normandy and see the historic site of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Western Europe during World War II
  • Take a guided tour of key World War II sites of interest in Normandy, including Juno Beach and Omaha Beach – key landing points during D-Day
normandy wwII dday landing beaches | GetYourTicket Paris
normandy wwII dday landing beaches | GetYourTicket Paris
normandy wwII dday landing beaches | GetYourTicket Paris

FULL DESCRIPTION

Join an official guide and dive into some important history on a full-day excursion from Paris to the D-Day beaches in Normandy. Visit Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc, where the American Rangers landed; pay your respects at the St. Lawrence American War Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer; stop at Arromanches to experience the 360° Circular Cinema; and visit Juno Beach.

Leaving from close to the Eiffel Tower, you’ll soon be gazing through the coach windows at green fields and grazing cows in the stunning French countryside. Prepare for a trip to the landing beaches. Here’s wher... Read more

Join an official guide and dive into some important history on a full-day excursion from Paris to the D-Day beaches in Normandy. Visit Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc, where the American Rangers landed; pay your respects at the St. Lawrence American War Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer; stop at Arromanches to experience the 360° Circular Cinema; and visit Juno Beach.

Leaving from close to the Eiffel Tower, you’ll soon be gazing through the coach windows at green fields and grazing cows in the stunning French countryside. Prepare for a trip to the landing beaches. Here’s where the action happened when Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Western Europe, occurred during World War II.

The first stage of you tour will be to Omaha Beach. Stormed by the American Rangers on June 6, it was one of the strong points of the German fortifications on the Normandy coast, equipped at the time with a large number of heavy artillery pieces. Then, visit the famous St. Lawrence American War Cemetery located just above Omaha Beach in the town of Colleville-sur-Mer. This 70-hectare site – with 9,387 perfectly-aligned white marble headstones – honours the American soldiers who died during the Battle of Normandy in World War II and is one of 25 permanent U.S. burial sites abroad.

You’ll also stop in Arromanches for lunch. This historic site, known for its artificial harbour that was installed as part of the Normandy landings, was used to unload 9,000 tons of material on D-Day. After eating, visit the Arromanches 360° Circular Cinema and enjoy an experience that will immerse you in the past.

Before you journey back, visit Juno Beach and its cemetery. You’ll return to Paris around 20:00 with a greater understanding of how the country has moved on since the dark days of World War II.

Included

  • Roundtrip transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach from Paris
  • Guided visit of Omaha and Juno beaches
  • Visit the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Visit Arromanches 360° Circular Cinema
  • Free time for lunch in Arromanches

Not Included

  • Tips
  • Food and drinks

Meeting Point

22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015, Paris. Meet your guide at the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Your guide will hold a ‘ParisCityVision’ sign.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the meeting point: Hôtel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel (Entrance at 22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris)
  • Your guide will hold a Paris City Vision sign
  • You must arrive to the meeting point at least 20 minutes before departure. Late comers won’t be waited for !
  • Boarding closes 10 minutes before departure
  • You will be back at the meeting point at around 20:00
  • Luggage is not allowed on the trip
  • Comfortable shoes and warm clothing are recommended in winter

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