Pick-up at your hotel in Paris at 7am.
Transfer to Arromanches through Bayeux where you will meet the local tour guide.
Morning visit to Arromanches Memorial.
The site was in the forefront of the Normandy landings after its beach (designated Gold Beach during the operations) was one of the beaches selected to receive the man-made landing harbors such as Mulberry during the invasion of France that would lead to the end of the Second World War. The artificial harbors were used to unload 9000 tons of material on D-Day.
Noon: Lunch in a traditional restaurant or crêperie.
Afternoon tour to:
– Omaha Beach (one of the strong points of the fortifications built by the American Rangers on June 6th),
– La Pointe du Hoc, the German battery was attacked by the U.S Rangers. The beach, the cliff, the bunkers, the bomb craters are intact.
– American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,386 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. On the Walls of the Missing, in a semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial, are inscribed 1,557 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.
Transfer to Paris then. Tour ends at around 8pm.