The journey from Paris takes approximately 2 hours, so sit back and take in the lovely Normandy countryside as you approach Caen to discover what our fathers and grandfathers went through to restore peace to Europe.
Caen is the largest city in Normandy, and the former hometown of William the Conqueror. You will explore the city with an expert guide, visiting the remains of William the Conqueror's castle and the Saint Pierre de Caen Gothic church.
Pause for lunch in the one of the most popular areas for locals, the picturesque and historic Vaugueux Street, far from the tourist trail.
After your lunch, join an expert guide for a tour of the Caen Memorial and the landing beaches.
In 1944, this was the site of the largest military landing in history. In the early hours of June 6th a huge task force crossed the Channel from England to launch its attack on occupied France and liberate it from the Nazis.
More than 135, 000 men were involved in the operation along a 50-mile stretch of coast, which was divided into five sectors; Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.
You will get a comprehensive and informative 5-hour tour of the beaches, including the Arromanches Mulberry Bridge, the German Battery, Omaha Beach, Utah Beach and the American Cemetery.
Tickets to the Memorial are included in the cost of the tour and you are free to explore the poignant symbol of peace between nations at leisure.
As evening falls, you will drive back to Paris, with the option to stop for dinner at a local Normandy restaurant. Arrive back in Paris at approximately 22:00 or 23:00 for your hotel drop-off.
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