OMAHA BEACH & MONT ST
09:30 Departure from Bayeux (hotel or train station pick up)
We have suggested a start time of 09:30 and this is to facilitate clients who are arriving in Bayeux by train. However, if you are staying in Bayeux, we suggest an earlier start to ensure we avoid most of the crowds at Mont St Michel. If you are able to do so, we recommend starting at 08:30. This will mean that the tour will finish at 17:00.
You can choose the pick up time when making your booking.
We will come and pick you up from your hotel or from the train station and then we will head over to show the sites listed below:
Mont St Michel
Come and hear about the famous legend of the archangel Saint Michel beating the devil on that rock in the middle of that bay. Imagine the knights in their armors defending Mont Saint Michel during the hundred years war. Share the life of the monks in the abbey and imagine them writing on parchments in the scriptorium. See the pilgrims walking bare feet through the bay in the quick sands…
Mont Saint Michel is one of the only place where the heritage of our French and European history can be visited all at once.
The abbey on very top of the rock is the earlier building started in 708 AD. Then the monastery and especially the “marvel” (including the most beautiful cloister in Europe) were constructed. Visiting the abbey which is a National Monument, brings you throughout all the different types of architectures from the 8th century to Renaissance.
Then you can wonder through the village and see some of the houses dating back to the 14th century while shopping.
Walk along the fortress and feel the determination of those soldiers in armor who had to fight the enemies from the ramparts.
Mont Saint Michel is the emblem of the evolution of the European society from the very early 8th century to the Renaissance time.
Coming to France and not seeing Le Mont Saint Michel would be like going to Egypt and not see the pyramids so hop on a Bayeux Shuttle bus and visit one of France's most impressive tourist destinations!
Omaha Beach has become synonymous to D-Day due to the horrific casualties the American forces suffered on the morning of June 6th 1944.
The 4.2 miles of coastline that is now referred to as Omaha Beach was assaulted at 06:30 on D-Day morning by American Rangers, the 29th Infantry Division and the 1st Infantry Division.
Please note that we stop here for 30 minutes. Restrooms are available at this location.
Normandy American Cemetery and Visitor Centre
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 centre before taking time to reflect in the cemetery itself.
4 women, 3 Medal of Honor recipients, including Theodore Roosevelt Jr are some of the most notable people buried here.
Please note that we stop here for 45 minutes. Restrooms are available at this location.
At the end of the tour
Once we have completed the full day of touring, we will head back to Bayeux to either drop you off at your hotel, or to Bayeux train station for the service back to Paris.
Things to consider
We want you to have a fantastic experience so please bear these in mind when preparing for your tour:
The weather can be unpredictable in Normandy so dress in layers.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Gratuities are welcomed.
One last thing!
If you decide to take a tour with us, we will be over the moon. However, even if you don't and decide to choose another company, we are still grateful. Without you, Normandy as a whole would suffer so thank you, thank you, thank you!