For one day, plunge into history and discover some of Normandy’s main sites that witnessed a major historical event: World War II. From German occupation to D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy, you will experience a unique and vibrant adventure back in time paced with thrilling facts and anecdotes. This will also be a wonderful opportunity to escape from busy Paris and enjoy the charming green Norman scenery.
On this 13-hour private tour from Paris, your expert historian guide and private chauffeur will meet you at your hotel or apartment in central Paris. We will reach Normandy after 2 and a half hours in an air-conditioned private vehicle. We will stop for breakfast along the way.
We will start with la Pointe du Hoc – one of the most emblematic sites of the D-Day operations. Pointe du Hoc is a cliff that American Rangers climbed up to from the sea on D-Day in order to take German bunkers.
After visiting this spectacular viewpoint, we will head to La Cambe German cemetery where over 20,000 German soldiers are buried. Your guide will show you another side of World War II history in Normandy: that of German casualties.
Ready to head to the famous D-Day beaches? You’re in luck because our next stop is Omaha beach, where thousands of American soldiers tragically perished on D-Day. Your guide will enthrall you with anecdotes and facts about a captivating piece of history that took place on this beach.
Enjoy a private, 5-star Normandy tour from Paris in a luxury van with a guide and chauffeur
Our next stop will be Colleville, where the American Cemetery and Overlord Museum are located. Here we will stop for a well-deserved lunch break. After lunch, it will be time to visit the famous Cemetery overlooking the sea and the Overlord Museum nearby. The Museum chronicles the period of the Allied landings up until the liberation of Paris. Personal items from individual soldiers and armored fighting vehicles from the six armies in Normandy are presented in a series of reconstitutions showing over 35 vehicles, tanks, and guns. You will be moved by this awe-inspiring visit.
We will finish our journey back in time with the little town of Arromanches, where you can still see the artificial harbor, Mulberry, that was built by the British forces right after D-Day to supply their troops with equipment, vehicles, and ammunition. Get to see how World War II is still part of the daily life of a small Normandy town.
Benefit from your guide’s expertise on the way back to Paris. Sit back and relax and remember the day you’ve just spent revisiting history and the life and struggles of thousands of soldiers and civilians alike who suffered from the war.
And if you are passionate about World War II and want to go deeper than just Normandy, don’t miss your World War 2 Tour in Paris!