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

10:45 departure from Bayeux
110 Per person
  • Guided tour
  • 9 Hours
  • Tour in English
  • Free time
  • Free Wi-Fi

Description

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

Our later start full day tour from Bayeux is perfect for those who want to visit Normandy as a day trip excursion from Paris.

Main sites we visit

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

Highlights

  • This tour is designed to allow you to do it as a day trip from Paris
  • Maximum of 22 clients per tour
  • Guided visits with free time to take photos and explore
  • Rated number 1 on Tripadvisor - the worlds largest review site

Schedule

Operates from April 1st until October 31st
Monday 10:45 - 19:45 Bayeux, Place De Quebec
Tuesday 10:45 - 19:45 Bayeux, Place De Quebec
Wednesday 10:45 - 19:45 Bayeux, Place De Quebec
Thursday 10:45 - 19:45 Bayeux, Place De Quebec
Friday 10:45 - 19:45 Bayeux, Place De Quebec
Saturday Does not operate
Sunday Does not operate

Tour Map


Joining this tour as a day trip from Paris by train

  • Paris St LazareDepart by train

    To join this tour as a day trip from Paris, you will need to take a train from Paris St Lazare station to Bayeux. The train departs just after 07:00 and takes just over 2 hours to reach Bayeux. Please note that the train ticket is not included in the price.

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

  • Welcome to Normandy!Bayeux train station

    Our tour departs from the central tour departure point in the centre of Bayeux. This is just a short 5 minutes walk from the train station. Please note that if the train is delayed, we cannot delay our departure. We recommend this train as it allows a margin of over one hour between arriving by train in Bayeux and the tour departing. For peace of mind, consider our tour cancellation insurance as if the train is delayed and, you miss the tour, a full refund will be offered as long as you have notified us before 10:45.


Tour timeline

  • Meeting pointWe recommend arriving by 10:35

    We kindly ask that you be at the tour departure point at Place De Quebec in Bayeux at least 10 minutes before the tour is due to depart.

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  • Meeting pointDeparture time

    We like to run on time and if you are not at the departure point by the advertised departure time, we will depart. There will be others on board that have arrived on-time and we do not want to impact their experience. If you do arrive late, you will need to take a cab at your own expense to catch up with the tour. We strongly advise you to arrive early for the tour as no refunds will be considered if you miss the service.

  • 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 many thousands of 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.

  • Lunch timeBayeux

    As we are very close to Bayeux, we will return to allow you to have lunch. Lunch is not included in the price of this tour so once we arrive, you will be given sufficient time to grab a quick lunch in this beautiful medieval town before we head back off for the afternoon part of the tour. Please note that the afternoon portion of the tour may be delivered by a different guide.

  • 82nd AirborneSte Mere Eglise
    1 hour visit

    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.

  • Not included in the price of the tourAirborne Museum

    During the time we stay in Ste Mere Eglise, should you wish, you can use your time to visit the impressive Airborne Museum. Should you want to do this visit, your guide will give you advice on how best to utilise your time. We recommend grabbing a quick snack from one of the many snack bars and then spending at least 45 minutes of your free time inside the museum.

    The admission prices to visit this museum are 9,90€ for adults and 6€ for children. Please note that this is not included in the price of our tour.

  • 4th InfantryWN8

    We will stop and show you some German bunkers known in German as weiderstandsnest 8 (WN8). This is the location where men from the 4th Division should have landed on the morning of D-Day.

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

  • American ForcesLeadership Monument

    We will stop briefly to show you one of our favourite monuments in Normandy. Richard Winters was chosen to represent leadership due to his world wide fame from the TV mini-series, Band of Brothers.

  • 101st AirborneSte Marie Du Mont
    30 minute visit

  • 4th InfantryHedgerow Battles

    As we drive, we will show you some of the typical hedgerow terrain that the allies had to battle through. We will explain how the Germans utilised the Norman countryside to their defensive advantage and how the allies overcame them.

  • End of the tourBayeux Train Station

    We will drop clients who are returning to Paris by train at 19:40. You will have 20 minutes before the train departs.

  • End of the tourBayeux

    We will finish the tour at the same location as we started. Please note that we do not drop off at hotels.


Taking a train back to Paris after the tour

  • 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. A full day spent touring the battlefields of Normandy without the stress of driving!