NORMANDY D-DAY LUXURY PRIVATE TOUR
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FROM € 2980 PP
Welcome to a fascinating Normandy, rich in history dating back to 1066, chic old coastal towns and villages including 6 of the most beautiful in France, countless churches and cathedrals amidst picturesque landscapes of verdoyant countryside.
Everyone dreams of visiting the “Wonder of the West” Mont-Saint-Michel, or discovering a true masterpiece of Romanesque art, the Bayeux Tapestry but Normandy is perhaps best remembered as the site of the D-Day landings where, on June 6, 1944, British and American troops stormed the sandy beaches, marking the start of the liberation of the France occupied by the Germans and the end of the Second World War. For all our clients, it’s a very emotional experience.
As the France travel specialist for luxury private tours in France, we craft your own itinerary for a unique, unforgettable private luxury Normandy D-Day tour. Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, Sword Beach… your private guide will deepen your knowledge around this important historical event.
REMEMBERING D-DAY: LEGENDARY BEACHES & VESTIGES OF WAR
Historic Normandy is your next stopover and a private driver will take you from Paris to Normandy. With our military historian retracing history of the Allied assault, you’ll receive an expert insight on the day of June 6, 1944. Your day begins walking in the footsteps of thousands of soldiers at Juno Beach where stands the only Canadian Museum and Gold Beach, two of the five landing points of the Allied invasion. Then you’ll head to Longues-sur-Mer and its 70m high cliffs overlooking the English Channel where remains the German gun battery, built by the Wehrmacht at a strategic point, one of the most spectacular D-Day Beaches sites. Tonight, your luxury 5-star hotel La Chenevière, typical of the 18th century will be your elegant cocoon.
Tomorrow, you’ll stroll along Omaha Beach, site of the bloodiest fighting on the D-Day, and see the remains of German bunkers and fortifications along the Atlantic Wall. No D-Day trip to Normandy is complete without visiting the harrowing American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer and paying homage to the small white grave crosses that stretch for acres. Then, head to the Pointe du Hoc for sunset, located between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, which is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular sites on the Normandy coast. It is here that on June 6, 1944, the 2nd American Rangers Battalion received the mission to climb the cliff using rope ladders and grappling hooks, in order to seize the fortifications and disarm the German guns. In a landscape that has become lunar because of bombs and shells, you will be able to distinguish many concrete buildings: shelters for the staff, anti-aircraft artillery positions, cannon and ammunition holes, bunkers in which you can venture. Above the fortifications, on the edge of the cliff, an impressive memorial offers a splendid view of the coast.
The next day you’ll explore the famous village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, where paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division fell from the sky in a hail of gunfire on the night of June 5. You will sight the reproduction of the sadly famous John Steele, an American paratrooper, remained suspended for hours on the bell tower of the church. You will pass by Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, one of the first villages to be liberated by the allies before reaching Utah Beach, site of one of the two American amphibious landings in the early hours of D-Day and home to the Landing Museum. Utah Beach also offers the occasion to discover the pretty villages of the Cotentin such as Saint Vaast la Hougue.
Today, embark on an old rig to discover the archipelago of Chausey and its lace of 365 islets whose granite was used, among other things, to build the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, to rebuild Saint-Malo. Along the way, you will surely come across schools of bottlenose dolphins and sea calves before getting to know the hilly island, during your walks on the sandy paths, before landing on one of its white sand beaches and savor a delicious seafood platter, facing the sea.
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THE GRAND BUNKER: THE LAST VISIBLE REMNANT OF THE ATLANTIC WALL
The most powerful German coastal battery in Normandy of 17-meter high has been converted into a museum. An immersive experience in history!
Each room alone contains the authenticity of the place. Visitors can feel the atmosphere and discover the life of the defensive positions of the Atlantic Wall facing the D-Day landings.
SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE: A GREATEST MILITARY EXPLOIT
During the night of June 5 to 6, 1944, paratroopers “rain” on the town and its surroundings. The American paratrooper John Steele became famous by landing on the roof of the Church after being hit in the foot.
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