A Historic Trip to Normandy -

A Historic Trip to Normandy

4 days | History & Culture

A trip to discover of all the must-sees historical sites in Normandy including the WWII memorials and Bayeux.

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Digest Normandy for exactly what it is, as you dive in to the stories of one of the most historic regions in France. Explore the various beaches used in World war II, take private guided tours of the Canadian and British sectors and come to understand the story of royalty that once was. Journey through the history through private walking tours and museums, an honorary trip for any history lover. A true adventurous and kowledgeable trip!

Day by Day


Day 1: Paris - Bayeux

Train from Paris to Bayeux in First Class

Private Transfer from Bayeux Train Station to Bayeux

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between Bayeux train station and Bayeux.

Guided Walking Tour: The Cathedral and the Old Bayeux

A gem of Normand-style architecture, situated in the heart of the conservation area, the Bayeux Cathedral was consecrated on July 14th 1077 by Bishop Odo of Conteville, in the presence of his illustrious brother, William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England. It is believed that Odo commissioned the Bayeux Tapestry. The masterpiece from the Middle Ages was probably intended to be hung in the cathedral nave.

Around the cathedral, the historic center was luckily untouched during the events of 1944. You’ll take in the rich heritage with timber-framed houses, manors and townhouses.

Day 2: Bayeux

Full-Day Private Driving Tour of the D-Day Canadian Sector

Juno Beach is calling you! Walk in the footsteps of Canadian soldiers from various regiments who landed in the name of freedom! Canadian friends passionate about history and, above all, the Canadian involvement in the liberation of Europe. This tour will show you in detail the different aspects of the heroic events committed by the Canadian army during D-Day.

You will get to discover the different sectors of Juno Beach, where the Canadian divisions landed. The Juno Beach Center reflects the passionate vision of Canadian D-Day veteran Garth Webb, who wanted to commemorate and celebrate their sacrifice. Bernières-sur-Mer, the tiny village which was liberated street by street in heavy hand to hand fighting by the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Unit, is a town with many symbolic places such as Canada House and the Queen’s Own Rifles and Canada Unit monuments. You will visit the Canadian Cemetery, where Canadian soldiers who died on D-Day and in the Battle of Normandy now rest.

Visit ‘Hell’s Corner’, the furthest advance inland taken by Canadian troops on D-Day, 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Caen. You will hear about the tragic chapter and war crimes against Canadian soldiers which happened here. The Abbaye d’Ardenne is where over 160 Canadian troops were executed on June 6 and 7, 1944. Your last stop will be Carpiquet, the airstrip taken from the Germans during Operation Windsor.


Day 3: Bayeux

Morning private Jeep tour of the D-Day British Sector

Haven’t you always dreamed of boarding an original jeep? See and uniquely feel the Normandy coast on an authentic World War II Willy’s Jeep! Manufactured from 1941 to 1945, these small utility vehicles with four-wheel driving are considered the iconic Jeep of the Second World War and inspired a crowd of similar cars. Over time, military models have evolved into the Civilian Jeep.

Your first stop will be the coastal village of Arromanches. It is mainly known for the Mulberry harbors, two artificial harbors designed and built in only eight days by the British Army. Then you will visit the German battery at Longues-Sur-Mer. It was part of the Atlantic Wall. The Germans created it to prevent the expected invasion of France by the allied forces in 1944. The battery was located strategically to protect both Gold Beach and Omaha Beach.

You will also get to see the Commonwealth Cemetery at Ryes-Bazenville. There are almost a thousand soldiers buried there. The majority of them are British. Next is Gold Beach, the central beach of the five designated landing areas for the Normandy invasion of World War II. It was taken by units of the British 50th Infantry Division.

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Afternoon in Bayeux

Visit the Bayeux Tapestry Museum

The Bayeux Tapestry tells the epic story, in wool thread embroidered on linen cloth, of William, Duke of Normandy who became King of England in 1066 after the Battle of Hastings. The visit to the museum is organized in three sections, providing an understanding of the work and its context.

The Bayeux Tapestry is presented in a darkened space in which only the artifact itself is lit. After looking at the Tapestry itself, the visit continues with a permanent exhibition, which presents the secrets of its creation, and an overview of the historical context and the Anglo-Norman kingdom in the 11th century. Finally, on the second floor, a 16-minute film screened alternately in French and English, shows how the story told by the Bayeux Tapestry unfolds, including reconstructions of real scenes from the Battle of Hastings.

Explore the unique Rothschild's Cabinet

Day 4: Bayeux - Paris

Private Transfer Bayeux to Bayeux Train Station

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between Bayeux and Bayeux train station.

Train from Bayeux to Paris in First Class

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About This Trip:

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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