Best Normandy Beach Tours from Paris

D-Day is one of the most the most important dates in the history books. It is still the largest ever seaborne invasion.  The invasion of 6 June 1944 may be long passed but the remnants of the day live on  along France’s Normandy coastline.

The many emotional reminders of both the losses inflicted on both sides for

The catastrophic consequences of allowing one person too much power remains with the people of France.

Day tours from Paris are possible however  the distance takes roughly three hours to cover. This is in either direction, this makes the days long.

Many of the tours wi9ll have  a number of stops at numerous museums, memorials and facilities.

This is done to give a treasured overview of the region. It is  possible for you to have  a vivid understanding of both the events of that day, and their meaning for the world as well.


Tour Guides

There will be a knowledgeable tour leader who will bring the full-day tour D-Day’s history to life.

There you will see the beaches where allied troops came ashore. Firstly, you will have to  gain context from the Caen Memorial Museum. The museum  portrays the events of the Battle of Normandy as they played out.  You wil then have lunch which is included  in the price.

From there on you will move on with your tour to Pointe du Hoc, the cliffs from which Omaha and Utah beaches can be seen.

There are two cemeteries that are also visited during the trip, the American Cemetery as well as the one near Juno Beach. The one near Jumbo beach marks the resting place of primarily Canadian troops.

World War Site Tours

There are must-see World War II sites in the area  such as Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery and the various memorials scattered around these places.

Local Cultural Tours

While touring the historical sites of the World War II, there is also a trip to one of Normandy’s cider houses that is offered. you will get to try the two locally-made drinks of Calvados apple brandy, and Pommeau. The Pommeau combines brandy and apple juice.  You do not need to pay an extrafee for this as it is also all included in the price the lunch is however not included.

History is at the heart of this tour. Key sites that you will visit  along the way include Pointe du Hoc; a German fortification, then on to the American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer. You will  also get a chance to  see what’s left of Mulberry Harbour. The Harbour was hurriedly constructed to allow for the speedier disembarkation of troops.

You will get to see  the only remaining intact German artillery battery near this spot.

It will give you an idea of what invading forces would have faced on that day. Admission fees and transport are also  included in the price of this tour. Lunch and drinks are however not included not. The tour will lasts around 12 hours.

Author: louisianamuseums