Pick up is at 8:50 AM at Place du Québec, in Bayeux.
Visit of Sainte-Mère-Eglise.
Omaha and Utah Beaches.
These two names sound like tragic memories. Heart of the American sector, discovering Omaha and Utah will take you back to this glorious and scary 6th of June 1944. Try to imagine the thunderous bombings on the beach contrasting today with the peaceful and bucolic atmosphere. “Bloody Omaha”, called after the numerous corpses left on the beach, is a great example of human bravery whereas Utah offers a picturesque view of the famous parachutist hung at the bell tower of Sainte-Mère-Eglise.
30 m high cliffs overlooking the sea, Pointe-du-Hoc is a dramatic historic site. Imagine hundreds of craters showing the massive bombings prior the landing. US Rangers had to climb the cliff to neutralize German canons…and found there a huge surprise. Unforgettable moment.
Lunch at your leisure.
A piece of America in Normandy. After the end of the war, in 1956, France gave a plot of land dominating Omaha Beach. The cemetery consists into infinite lines of marble and several monuments rending homage to the US Nation. Over 9000 US soldiers are resting for eternity here. Don’t miss the chapel, the visitor’s center and above all the Garden of the Missings, with the names of 1557 soldiers that were never found.
Drop-off is at 5:00 PM back in Bayeux at the Place du Québec.
This tour includes
- Transportation in a comfortably appointed minivan with free Wi-Fi
and bottled water on board
- An English-speaking escort guide
- Entry tickets and guided tour of US cemetery & Pointe du Hoc
- Stops at Utah & Omaha Beaches
- Stop in Sainte Mère Eglise
This tour does not include
- Personal expenses
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off
- Guide appreciation gratuity
This tour requires a minimum of 2 adult passengers to operate.