Do this because
Take the opportunity to tour the beautiful region of Normandy while its sites are less crowded.
Visit the WWII US landing beaches in Normandy
Explore the Utah Beach Museum (in an original Bunker)
Visit the Pointe du Hoc Battlefield, heroically taken by US Rangers
Enjoy a typical Norman lunch on the port of Grandcamp Maisy
What to expect
Travelers who visit the historical battlefields of Normandy often come away describing the experience as moving, emotional and memorable. Standing in the midst of the landing beaches is certainly an experience that should not be missed, and choosing the right day trip from Paris will be defining in ensuring your day is comprehensive, informative and unhurried. Our meticulously studied itinerary is designed to bring together the most poignant historical sites of Normandy with the opportunity to appreciate the rich traditions that characterize this area – all woven together masterfully through the illuminating tales and knowledge of an expert guide.
We’ll first arrive at the exceptional Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker and built on the very beach where the first American troops landed. We’ll stop for a brief visit in a traditional Norman cider-making orchard where we’ll enjoy a tasting of the cider and Calvados in an original 17th century barn.
We’ll continue our exploration of Normandy with a typical Norman-style lunch, freshly prepared for us with only seasonal ingredients. After lunch we will travel to Pointe du Hoc, a German defense situated on the cliff tops and heroically taken by US Rangers. This cliff overlooking the English Channel today remains very much as it was left over half a century ago by the Rangers. Many of the original German fortifications have been left in place and the area is still scarred by bomb craters.
We’ll also have the opportunity to pay our respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. The cemetery is located on a bluff that overlooks Omaha Beach, which was one of the landing beaches of the D-Day invasion. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of President Theodore Roosevelt and a Medal of Honor recipient, is buried here together with the almost 10,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Expert, English-speaking tour guide
Small groups of 25 people or fewer
Entrance ticket and reservation fee for all sites visited
All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
Lunch, including one glass of cider
What's not included
Extra beverages at lunch (a glass of cider is served with lunch)
1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
Meet us in front of the main entrance of the Architecture Museum at Palais de Chaillot. Our City Wonders guides will be holding a sign at the meeting point for easy recognition. Make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- Please note that the cider tasting is not available on Sunday
- This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
- We are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
- We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
- All visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask throughout the tour, please make sure to bring your own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied