The Landing beaches
A landing, a liberation: on the footsteps of the Allied soldiers who landed in Normandy on June 6th, 1944.
Type of visit:
(up to 45 people)
Visit duration : 9:00 hours
D-Day occurred on June 6th 1944 in Normandy.
The Allies decided to attack Hitler and Nazi Germany from this coast of France situated between Cherbourg and Le Havre, and advance to the heart of Europe.
To everyone’s surprise, German soldiers and French civilians, 156,000 soldiers, rangers and paratroopers landed on Normandy soil on this June morning, June 6th.
Coded Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, the 5 landing sectors are engraved in the memory of the Allied soldiers who landed there in 1944. And has also remained in the memory of Norman families, like my own, who owe their freedom to these men and women who sometimes sacrificed their lives.
We will discover this key moment of the Second World War in Europe together, by going to certain places that will remind us of just how harsh the fighting was. But also how crucial would be preparation, logistics and command to win this extremely difficult battle.
This one-day visit will allow us to discover two sectors that we will decide together according to your wishes.
Here is an example of a tour starting from Bayeux:
Omaha beach and the American landing on D-Day, the US military cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, overlooking the beach of Omaha, lunch in the very pleasant harbor of Port-en-Bessin, the German gun battery of Longues-sur-mer, Arromanches and the artificial harbor.
Price: 330 €
Around your tour… some personal favorites of mine!
Restaurants: le Lion d’Or, Chez Paulette (up to 30 people), la Maison Blanche
Wine cellars: au Fin Gousier, Le Bouchon, Bajocave
Walks: les rives de l’Aure