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From Bayeux: Half-Day Normandy WWII Sidecar Tour

1. From Bayeux: Half-Day Normandy WWII Sidecar Tour

Picture yourself with the wind in your hair, riding in our retro sidecar with your Gentleman Sider by your side. You will discover the historical sites that changed the course of history, from Gold Beach and its artificial port to Longues-sur-Mer and its German battery, and not forgetting Omaha Beach and its military cemetery and if time allows, we will also introduce you to the remarkable Pointe du Hoc. Your passionate guide, knowledgeable about the history of World War II, will tell you interesting anecdotes and fascinating facts throughout the tour. And who knows, they might even teach you a few words in French! But that's not all! Imagine yourself taking unforgettable selfies in this iconic vehicle that attracts admiring glances and smiles wherever you go. In summary, this private vintage sidecar tour on the D-Day beaches is a unique experience that combines history, adventure, and fun. So get ready to live an exceptional moment that you will never forget! This tour is perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, or groups of friends, as each sidecars can accommodate up to 2 passengers (one person behind our guide/pilot and one person in the sidecar basket).

From Paris: Normandy Landing Beaches D-Day Tour by Minibus

2. From Paris: Normandy Landing Beaches D-Day Tour by Minibus

Explore some of the most important sights in Normandy – the remains of historic Allied landings that changed the course of the Second World War. The full-day tour from Paris will take you to the German battery of Longues sur Mer, part of the German's Atlantic Wall of defense. You will also stop at the American Cemetery in Colleville, for an emotional visit, where 9,386 soldiers now rest. In 2007 a new Visitor Center was created to commemorate the operations of the D-Day Landings, and you will have time to learn more about these dramatic events. Continue to Omaha Beach, where more bloody events took place, and spend some time contemplating those moments before you break for lunch. In the early afternoon, you will see the ruins of the Arromanches’ artificial harbor, built by the Allies in less than 15 days. Finally, continue along the coast past Gold Beach to Juno Beach, where you will get a guided tour of the remains of the Atlantic Wall, before your return to Paris.

Dunkirk: Operation Dynamo and Battlefield of Dunkirk Tour

3. Dunkirk: Operation Dynamo and Battlefield of Dunkirk Tour

From May 26 to 4 June 1940, Dunkirk was the theatre of the largest evacuation effort in military history: 338 000 Allied soldiers were evacuated on a flotilla of more than 800 ships. Discover the incredible story of Operation Dynamo with our exclusive ‘Dynamo Tour’, a trip back in time which pays tribute to all the allied soldiers involved in the operation and who created ‘The Dunkirk Spirit’, a symbol of hope and resistance. During a pleasant tour on board your coach (or your car if you choose the individual VIP tour), which will drive around Dunkirk, our guide will introduce you to the unmissable sites of Operation Dynamo. It will also lead you on the tracks of the shooting of the movie ‘Dunkirk’ directed by Christopher Nolan, released in July 2017. During the tour, we will stop at the following memorial places: The evacuation beaches The beautiful, wide sandy beaches are very peaceful nowadays. Things were quite different in the spring 1940. Imagine being a soldier of the BEF, hoping desperatly to climb on board one of the Dunkirk Little Ships to escape the ‘Hell of Dunkirk’… The port The East Mole in the port was the point where most of the soldiers were evacuated. We’ll make a stop at an impressive bunker, built by the Germans during the occupation, to see the preserved part of the original East Mole. British Memorial and Cemetery The impressive British Memorial commemorates the memory of the 4528 soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force who died during 1940 and who have no known grave. Next to the memorial is a cemetery of 810 graves of British soldiers. Most of them were killed defending the perimeter of Dunkirk during the evacuation operations in May-June 1940.

Normandy DDay beaches private tour from your hotel in Paris

4. Normandy DDay beaches private tour from your hotel in Paris

Duration: about 12-hour tour. MORNING: • Recommended pick up time: 7:30am (The tour takes about 12 hours) • Cross the magnificent Normandy countryside with its green meadows and its cow farms (around 3,5 hours drive. Stops at will) • With your knowledgeable private guide, explore the untamed “Pointe du Hoc” where US rangers scaled 90-foot cliffs on June 6th. Visit a genuine bunker from WWII and the German “pillboxes” scattered along the hillside. From this cliff, you'll enjoy a 360-degree view of the English Channel, with Utah beach to the west and Omaha beach to the east in the distance. AFTERNOON: For lunch, we recommend you the best restaurants where you can try local products such as Camembert cheese. – Walk on Omaha Beach called “Bloody Omaha” where more than 1000 young american soldiers gave their lives for our freedom on June 6, 1944. This is the beach featured in the movie “Saving private Ryan”. – Visit the Normandy American Cemetery with its 9000 aligned tombs, its memorial and museum that are very well made. Watch there a short film about DDay that will make you understand the context of the landing. We may attend the Taps with the American flag ceremony inside the cemetery which usually takes place at 4 pm in low season and at 5 pm in high season (it can change depending on the dates). The tour will take you through sites which still carry remnants of battle. You will see along the way war machines like Sherman tank and cannons. • At the end of the day we will head back to Paris (Arrival time will depend on traffic in Paris area) AFTERNOON OPTIONS: To choose one of the following options, please let us know when booking: - Discover Utah beach, the American D-Day beach where General Theodore Roosevelt – the son of the US President – landed with his cane the 6th of June 1944. Then, go to the village of Sainte Mère Eglise where the paratrooper John Steel got stuck on the church steeple as he was trying to evade enemy lines. This would be instead of the Normandy American Cemetery. – A unique encounter with a local cheese producer who will explain the traditional process of making traditional and world-renowned Normandy cheeses. (We will of course enjoy a tasting of some of his finest cheeses!). This would be instead of Pointe du Hoc. – Gold Beach in Arromanches and the remnants of Mulberry Harbor, one of the largest artificial ports ever built to land Allied troops . This would be instead of Pointe du Hoc. – Personal family history investigation: if you have relatives who fought in the 1944 Battle of Normandy, we can pinpoint exactly where and when your ancestor set foot on Norman soil using historical databases.booking Please check out our amazing reviews online by typing "Finding France" in your search engine as we operate this tour for many years.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

This was a wonderful way to see the Normandy D-Day sites. My gentleman driver, Manuel, was knowledgeable with a quick wit. Manuel knew the best spots to take terrific shots with my camera- and he took some excellent photos of me as well. As a single traveler, it was refreshing to have someone to chat with- he spoke English fluently. It was fun to watch people's faces light up when they saw the motorbike and side car. I waved to them all and they returned the wave! This was a highlight of my trip- you should do it, too!

The vintage bikes were sure to please. My 10 and 13 year old Grandkids loved it. It was comfortable for the four of us. The guides were flexible to the weather and our train schedule from Paris. The guides also were concerned for our comfort as we stopped for rain gear change. The scenery is magnificent and the war information with a map to show where the landings took place was a good visual guide. I would do this trip again!

We had a wonderful time visiting the landing beaches and learning more about D-Day and the area with our tour guide. The side car was a great way to transport between sites and enjoy the lovely terrain that Normandy has to offer. We loved everything about this tour!

Booked at short notice and Thomas our guide was not only a very competant motorcyclist but a knowledable guide. We really enjoyed the tour as 'Wallace & Grommet' for the day. Well worth booking!

Thierry was our driver/guide. The sidecar ride was so much fun and Thierry was so knowledgeable about the history of all the sites we visited. Highly recommend!