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D-Day Landing Beaches & Mont Saint-Michel Private Tour (3 Days)

D-Day Landing Beaches & Mont Saint-Michel Private Tour (3 Days)

2 Days/1 Night From
AU$4,740 Per couple
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    2 Days/1 Night
  • Tour Code
    PTPDMSM3
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
2 Days/1 Night From
AU$4,740 Per couple
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    2 Days/1 Night
  • Tour Code
    PTPDMSM3
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Private driver/English-speaking guide for the duration of tourTransfersTransfers Transfers from/to your Paris accommodation

Summary

Discover the significant sites and battlefields in Normandy and the beautiful Mont Saint-Michel, one of the most visited landmarks of France.

Meeting Point: From your hotel in Paris

Itinerary

Day 1
After one hour on the highway, you will make a short stop for coffee and croissants. An hour later you will arrive in CAEN at the Peace Memorial where you will watch a few exceptional documentaries about D Day and the battle of Normandy and visit with your guide the very informative museum that houses a particularly imaginative display on themes as the inter-war years and the advance of fascism.

After Caen, you will drive to Benouville for a visit of the famous Pegasus Bridge that was captured soon after midnight on June 6th by the British paratroopers in an audacious "coup de main", visit of the field where the Horse and Hamilcar gliders landed, visit of the Memorial and stop at the "café Gondre" the first house in Normandy to be liberated by the Allies.

Then onto Arromances where we will visit the remains of the artificial harbour, build by the Allied Forces in less than 15 days and watch a 360° movie that makes you relive the feelings of the Allied soldiers in first hours of D-Day.

Then onto the German coastal battery artillery battery at Longues sur Mer which played a vital role in the D-Day landings firing on the Allied shipping.

After lunch in a typical Norman restaurant along the seaside, your guide will drive you to the Canons Longues-sur-Mer where the German coastal battery artillery played a vital role in the D-Day landings firing on the Allied shipping. Then you continue your journey to Port-en-Bessin to have a closer look at the famous "Petrol Harbour" where one of the Allied pipelines came out "PLUTO"(pipeline under the ocean).

You will finish your first day with an exhaustive visit of the American Cemetery in Colleville (memorial, Wall of the Missing, Chapel and tomb of the Medal of Honour).

Before reaching the high way that will take you to your hotel in Bayeux where you will spend the night, if you have the time (and are interested), your guide will make a short stop at the German Cemetery in La Cambe.

Day 2
After breakfast, you will start your day with a visit of the American Interpretive Center in Colleville (very interesting documentaries, visit of the hall of sacrifice, vision of the film "Letters from home").

You guide will drive you after woods to Omaha Beach for a walk on the beach and to show you the remains of the German bunkers on the beach and on the bluff, the emplacement of the first temporary American Cemetery, one of the 4 exits from the beach to the tableland . It will give you a very realistic idea of how almost impossible it was for the GI's of the first wave not to be killed there.

You will then continue to Pointe du Hoc, visually the most impressive spot on the coast where the Rangers of Colonel James Rudder made history.

You will have lunch after woods in a small typical Norman restaurant of the area.

To finish your day, your guide will bring you to Sainte-Mere-Eglise where troops of the 82nd Airborne landed to assist the 101st in cleaning the exits from Utah Beach. Night in Bayeux.

Day 3
Many writers have tried to define the "Marvel of the Occident", some say that it is to the sea what the pyramid of Keops is to the desert, some describe it as an imaginary manor-house, stupefying as a dream palace, others say that is is not dry land and yet not the sea. Surrounded by the sea with one of the highest tidal ranges in the world the Mont St. Michel is simply unique.

On the Mont St. Michel, the tour will begin with a guided visit of the Abbey founded by Aubert at the beginning of the 8th century and that became a major cultural and pilgrimage centre during the middle ages . You will admire the Romanesque Church, the Gothic "Marvel" with the monk's Cloisters and Refectory, the Knights Room, the Guest Room, the Undercroft, the Refectory, as well as various chapels: St. Stephen, St.Martin, etc.

After lunch, stroll through the steep-sided narrow streets of the town and its ramparts.

On the drive back, stop in the town of Villedieu les Poêles (if time), famous for its numerous craftsmen-shops selling exceptional creations of leather goods, lace, copper and tin goods.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up/drop off at your hotel in Paris
  • Private, licensed driver-guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Mont St. Michel Abbey

Exclusions

  • Hotel not included

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