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American D-Day Experience
Full day group tour
(day trip from Paris)

10:00 departure from Carentan
110 Per person
  • Guided tour
  • 8 Hours
  • Tour in English
  • Free time
  • Free Wi-Fi


American D-Day Experience - Full day group tour (day trip from Paris)

Experience the main highlights in the Utah and Omaha sectors of the Normandy landing beaches. An experienced guide will lead you through the action from start to finish, ensuring that you feel the bravery of the men that fought and died here.

Main sites we visit

Carentan, Ste Marie Du Mont, Utah Beach, Ste Mere Eglise, Bayeux, Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery.


  • This tour is designed to allow you to do it as a day trip from Paris
  • Maximum of 15 clients per tour
  • Guided visits with free time to take photos and explore
  • Rated number 1 on Tripadvisor - the worlds largest travel review site


How to join this tour

We will be waiting at Carentan train station for the arrival of your train from Paris. To join this tour, you will need to take the first direct train from Paris to Carentan (departs from Paris St.Lazare station around 07:00 and arrives in Carentan around 09:40). Our guide will be waiting for you at the main station entrance. As this tour is specially designed to meet this train, please don't worry if the train is late as we will still be waiting for you.

Please note that this service starts at Carentan but ends in Bayeux. When booking train tickets to join this tour, please ensure you book the correct trains. Please also note that the train tickets are not included in this tour.


Operates from November 1st until March 31st
Monday 10:00 departure from Carentan
Tuesday 10:00 departure from Carentan
Wednesday 10:00 departure from Carentan
Thursday 10:00 departure from Carentan
Friday 10:00 departure from Carentan
Saturday Does not operate
Sunday Does not operate

Tour timeline

  • Paris St LazareDepart by train

    To join this tour, you will need to take a train from Paris St Lazare station to Carentan. The train departs just after 07:00 and takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach Carentan station. The guide will be waiting for you at the main station exit to start the tour. Please note that the train ticket is not included in the price. More information about how you can purchase train tickets.

    Please note that train timings may be subject to change. Please check the SNCF website.

  • Tour Meeting pointCarentan train station

    Your guide will meet you at the main station exit. As the tour is designed to connect with this train, please do not worry if the train is late. We will be aware so there is no need to contact us. We will wait for you!

    Once you have arrived, you can use the rest rooms at the front of the station. The vehicle will arrive before 10:00 so we kindly ask that you wait for us at the station front. Our vehicles are white and are clearly marked with the Bayeux Shuttle logo so you will have no problem seeing us.

  • 101st AirborneCarentan

    This small town was one of the major objectives for the US forces post D-Day. As this was strategically important and plays a major part in understanding the D-Day objectives, we will pass through this town and point out many places of interest.

  • 101st AirborneSte Marie Du Mont

    We will take time to explain the significance of this beautiful small village. This was an objective for the 101st Airborne to help the forces landing on Utah Beach.

  • US 4th InfantryUtah Beach
    45 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

  • 82nd AirborneSte Mere Eglise
    30 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    This small Norman town was situated on the main N13 road that linked Cherbourg to Bayeux and Caen. This was the main route that both Germans and Americans would have to utlise to mobilise much needed equipment during the battle of Normandy. Ste Mere Eglise was an objective for 82nd Airborne Paratroopers and has been made famous by the movie, The Longest Day. American Paratrooper John Steele was unfortunate to get caught on the church steeple during the drop.

  • Lunch timeBayeux

    During the winter season, it is very difficult to find a cafe or restaurant that is open everyday. Therefore, to ensure that we can always find you somewhere to have lunch, we return to Bayeux. As it is close to the places we visit in the afternoon section of the tour, it is ideal to return and have lunch at this beautiful city. Please note that lunch is not included in the price of this tour.

  • US Army RangersPointe Du Hoc
    60 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    During World War Two, the Nazis were in the process of building the Atlantik Wall; a series of fortifications from Norway to the border of France and Spain. Stretching for over 2000 miles, this formidable construction of fortifications was designed to try and prevent an Allied landing in the west. One such site was located at the Pointe Du Hoc in Normandy. Consisting of 6 long range gun positions and many other concrete bunkers, it posed a real threat to Allied shipping on D-Day. As this battery was right between the two American landing beaches, Allied planners had no choice but to knock out this position. Here you will hear the incredible stories of bravery shown by US Army Rangers who had to scale nearly 100 feet of cliffs to destroy the guns.

  • 29th and 1st InfantryOmaha Beach
    45 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

  • Time to reflectAmerican Cemetery
    60 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    The Normandy American Cemetery covers 172 acres and is the final resting place for 9386 service men and women. You will have sufficient time to explore the visitor center before taking the time to reflect in the cemetery .

    Four women and three Medal of Honor recipients, including Theodore Roosevelt Jr, are some of the most notable people buried here.

    To conclude this tour, you will see the flag lowering at the cemetery. The two flags will be lowered, with the second flag being accompanied by taps. This is a fitting end to the day and, this is one thing that we are sure you will never forget.

  • End of the tourBayeux train station

    We will finish the tour at Bayeux train station in good time for you to catch a direct train to Paris. If you are staying over in Bayeux, no problem. After we have dropped off at Bayeux station, we will head off in to town to drop you at the city centre.

  • Bayeux train stationDepart by train to Paris

    The train will take you back to Paris St Lazare.

  • Paris St Lazare train stationBack in Paris

    The train arrives back in Paris St Lazare just in time for a late dinner!