We depart at 7.30am from your hotel/accommodation in Paris. Our drive takes us past Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake; Caen, city of William the Conqueror and the Peace Memorial; Bayeux, where the great tapestry depicting the Norman invasion of England in 1066 is kept …
Our first visit is the “Pointe du Hoc”: captured by the American Rangers of Colonel Rudder, it was a key feature of the German defensive fortifications. After this, we make our way to the American Cemetery, located in Colleville-sur-Mer, above Omaha Beach, made famous in the movie Saving Private Ryan. It contains 9,385 graves, Walls of the Missing, a memorial, a chapel. We also stop for a photo on Omaha Beach.
In the afternoon, we continue with a stop at the little seaside town of Arromanches. There, you can see the remnants of the “Mulberry Harbour”, the artificial port that was built to unload men and equipment after D-Day. The visit of the museum is a moving experience.
Please note: total duration: 12 hours (depending on traffic); lunch in a local restaurant and admission fee to the museum in Arromanches are not included.