Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Tour
- Small group
- Duration options: 4 - 8 hours
Walk through Honfleur’s picturesque city blocks on a 1.5-hour walking tour with an expert guide by your side. See important historical sites and famous monuments and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide at the old-washhouse (Le Lavoir), next to the tourist office where and begin your walking tour with an introduction to the origins of Honfleur. Next head towards "L'Enclos", where Charles V built fortifications to protect the town against England during the Hundred Years' War. Continue towards the Old Harbour (Vieux Bassin) and stop at the salt warehouses, the butcher shops district, and the prison of Honfleur. Afterward, discover the Lieutenancy and end the tour at St. Catherine’s Church made famous by the shape of its roof and being built solely out of wood.
Excellente visite avec Pierre qui nous a fait découvrir l'histoire de Honfleur ! On a passé un moment très agréable et vraiment enrichissant ! Merci encore !
With totally customized tours, skip the usual historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Embark on a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6-hour tour that will transform the way you travel, making it as much about the people you meet, as the places you see. Your local guide is passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since these locals are not professional guides and only tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with that neighborhood; find out the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your gui...
Audrey was knowledgeable and lots of fun. She was extremely personable and engaging. I got a great history and cultural lesson about Honfleur and Normandy.
Spend the day visiting four locations over three and a half hours. Visit the Bayeux Tapestry, and learn the history behind it. Then visit the Omaha Beach, known for by its code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Visit Gold Beach located between Port-en-Bessin on the west and La Rivière on the east. High cliffs at the western end of the zone meant that the landings took place on the flat section between Le Hamel and La Rivière, in the sectors code-named Jig and King. Learn how Juno Beach was the responsibility of the Canadian Army, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided by the Royal Canadian Navy and the British Royal Navy as well as elements from the Free French, Norwegian, and other Allied navies.
The Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel, and sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archange Michael. The construction of the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey as we know it today was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowesses have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World” and deemed a UNESCO world heritage site. Travel with a friendly driver and professional English-speaking guide from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access via shuttle across the bridge in accordance with local requirements. Head to the very top of the mount and enter the abbey. The history of its construction will be explained in detail, while you marvel at stunning views of the surrounding bay. After visitin...
Discover the unparalleled beauty in the Clos Normand and Japanese Water gardens of Claude Monet, in Giverny. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into one of his Impressionist paintings as you walk among the willow trees and cross the little green bridge over his pond of water lilies. Then you’ll explore the inside of his colorful family home, getting some unique access to whether the artists actually lived and worked. After your visit of Claude Monet’s home and gardens you’ll stop at his tomb to pay your respects to this great man in person. Afterwards, you’ll be off to visit the town of Auvers-sur-Oise where you’ll focus on the troubled life and amazing Post Impressionist art of Vincent Van Gogh. You’ll visit the boarding house where Vincent lived the last 3-months of his life. Next, explore the little town and surrounding area which inspired 77 of his paintings. You’ll visit the g...
It was excellent tour! Claire has profound knowledge of the subject matter. I highly recommend it.
Experience Rouen like a resident on a private walking tour with a local host. Get tips on what to see and do, learn the best ways to get around and much more. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Hear where to buy groceries or where the best places to eat can be found. Alternatively, meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Venture beyond the usual tourist sites and discover places you would never read about in the guidebooks. Avail of an itinerary that can be tailored to your interests and specific needs. Ride on the public transportation system, at your own expense, if you prefer. Chat with your guide about life in the city and its many traditions. Feel more confident that you can get around and explore on your own for the rest of your stay in the city.
Meet your guide in the morning and take a seat in an air-conditioned minivan. Then, set off into the countryside toward the Normandy coast where scenic ports atop natural attractions await. First, visit Honfleur, which is widely considered the most charming of all Normandy port towns. Explore winding cobbled streets made famous by Impressionist painters such as Eugène Boudin and take in top sites of interest including the bell tower, old port and Sainte Catherine Square. Head onward along the Côte Fleurie and admire the same panoramic views over the French coastline once enjoyed by Claude Monet. Visit the former fishing villages of Trouville and Deauville, which are quaint seaside resorts where traditional houses meet open stretches of sandy beach. When your time on the Côte Fleurie comes to an end, admire fine views over Normandy’s chalk and clay cliffs en route back to Paris.
Skip the usual historical tours and discover the city of Caen through a local's eyes on this customized tour that can run for anything between 2-6 hours. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel, making it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Meet your guide at your accommodation in Caen to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. Through conversations with your local guide, learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it's truly like to be a Caen local. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most out of your stay. Since the local partner's guides are not professional, they provide an experience that's authentic and personal, like a fr...
Explore Normandy’s villages and discover the best food on this guided foodie tour perfect for food enthusiasts. Sightsee, learn about local cuisine, and enjoy many opportunities to taste local drinks and food. Visit Camembert, Lisieux, the seafood market in Trouville, and more. Get picked up from Bayeux, Caen, Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer, or Honfleur to start your adventure. During the tour, taste French Camembert (French cheese), hard cider, and Calvados (Normandy apple brandy), Normandy's liquid gold. While tasting local cuisine, enjoy driving and walking through the villages of the Pays d'Auge area. Learn about the architecture and history of these villages from your guide and digital resources. Later, get the opportunity to meet Jérome, the cheese producer and chairman of the Pont L'Evèque AOC Board. Learn everything about French cheese in Camembert. Afterward, have an optional...
Discover Normandy’s historical sites, rich heritage, and hidden gems on a private full-day tour with an expert guide. Be introduced to the region’s medieval history, architecture, and Viking roots as you walk through a historical crash course. Start your tour by visiting the Falaise Castle — a solid stone fortress built by the Dukes of Normandy around 1000 A.D. See how dukes and knights lived, fought, and ruled, and take your time to read the poems they wrote, to listen to their songs, and to try the food they liked as you stop for lunch here. Next, head to Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives to walk around the fantastic old marketplace, stepping on stones that have belonged to the market since they were laid down in 1066. Then, visit the medieval Crèvecœur Castle in Crèvecoeur-en-Auge for another step back in time before heading to your final stop in Bayeux. There, see and learn about the remarka...
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I booked this excursion because my son (23) and I wanted a different experience, which it really was. Alex, our driver, picked us up at our hotel, explained the route we would take today and off we went. From the start we saw smiley faces at the side of the road, with the two of us with the biggest smile on our face. We went to Arromanches, overlooked Gold- and Omaha beach at Port en Bessin, visited Omaha beach and the American cemetery. Alex explained the history, some anekdotal stories and made the trip personal and very informative. We are no ‘excursion people’ so was hesitant when booking but can really recommend this trip and experience. The trip is a great experience and shows you the Normandy side in a different way For my son and myself. Thanks Alex.
It is a real experience to be able to sniff the history! Although we did not like the weather gods, we were able to fully enjoy this adventure. Thomas is a very pleasant and attentive guide and driver. An absolute must!
It was awesome! Our guide, Stéphanie was very nice, happy and showed us around Honfleur in great detail. My family and I loved this visit and this very very pretty city
Great visit with Pierre. We learn a lot of things about the beautiful city of Honfleur. Would highly recommend.
It was excellent tour! Claire has profound knowledge of the subject matter. I highly recommend it.