Come and discover Normandy with its many sights of historic significance and natural beauty. From Mont St. Michel (left), one of the seven wonders of the world, to the D-Day beaches, including Omaha Beach, where Allied forces invaded occupied France, and the famous American Cemetary at Colleville sur Mer.
Drive a bit inland through the beautiful rolling countryside with its many farms and thatched-roofed, half-timbered houses to discover the town of Bayeux and the famous medieval Bayeux Tapestry, and centuries-old lace-making tradition and Lace Museum.DAY 1 :
DAY 2 :
- 7:00am - Meet and greet with your English speaking guide driver at your hotel in Paris. Then, you will be driven to a wonderful day in Normandy.
- Mont Saint Michel is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world. Looming out of the bay like an apparition, it is an unforgettable sight, and a fascinating place to visit. You'll visit the famous abbey at the top of the mount, a wonderful example of ancient architecture. Enjoy the spectacular views out over the bay where the tide is said to come "galloping in like horses", and the charming medieval village with its many shops and restaurants.
- BAYEUX : Bayeux has preserved the old historic centre with its medieval structure. Its exceptional architectural heritage emerged unscathed from the Allied bombing raids of 1944. Solemnly consecrated on 14 July 1077, in the presence of William, Duke of Normandy and King of England, the cathedral later underwent all kinds of extensions and embellishments from the 13th to the 15th century.
- One night accommodation in a charming 3-star hotel or a 4-star hotel located in Bayeux (breakfast and dinner included) (no drinks included)
At the end of this wonderful day, you will return to Paris in the late afternoon where you will be drop off at your downtown hotel.
- Our driver-guide will take you to your hotel at 9:00 am for your second day tour in Normandy. Relive the historic invasion of Normandy by Allied troops during World War II at the museums, battlefields and monuments along the beautiful Normandy coast.
A little tour preview for Normandy “the D-Day”:
- American Cemetery at Colleville sur mer. Overlooking Omaha Beach, the American cemetery contains over 9.000 white crosses perfectly aligned on a 170 acres plot which is conducive to meditation and remembrance. A chapel and a memorial add the finishing touch to this moving scene.
- La Pointe du Hoc : The symbol of the gallantry of the young American soldiers and one of the strong points of the German fortifications, the famous Pointe du Hoc was taken by storm by Colonel Rudder's Rangers on the morning of the 6th June 1944.
- Battery of Longues : This German artillery battery, which gave the allied ships a pounding on the morning of the 6th June 1944, is the only coastal battery to have kept its guns, giving an impressive picture of what an Atlantic Wall gun emplacement was really like.
- Caen Peace Memorial : You will stop in Caen for a free visit of the Caen Peace Memorial with its inspiring World War II history exhibits and artefacts museum.
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