Mémorial de CaenVisit this impressive museum on the same day as your guided tour of D-Day sites or on another day – whichever option suits your schedule best. Your museum visit is self-guided, with the use of an informative audio guide (available in six languages) or on your own. The museum and war memorial covers a timeline of events starting right after the end of World War I through the fall of the Berlin Wall, which helps put the D-Day events which took place here into a larger historical context. Find out about the complex planning and execution of the D-Day invasion. Have lunch at the museum (own expense).
D-Day Sites Guided TourMeet your expert guide (guides are specifically trained by the historians at the Mémorial de Caen museum) for a morning or afternoon tour of the important D-Day sites in Normandy, where battles took place that eventually led to the end of World War II, traveling in a comfortable minivan for either option.
On a tour of the American D-Day sites, the first stop is the artificial harbor at Arromanches. This is where the Allies brought ashore hundreds of vehicles as well as tons of weapons, all of which were used in their invasion.
The next stop is the American Cemetery and Memorial near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer, where more than 9,300 soldiers are buried. Continue to Pointe du Hoc, the clifftop location from which a US Army Ranger Assault Group began a heroic attack.
The final stop is to the most famous Normandy beaches, including Omaha Beach, with an opportunity to disembark from the minivan to walk on one of the beaches.
You'll end the day better able to put the D-Day battles into historical context.
At the conclusion of your tour, travel by minivan back to the Mémorial de Caen.
Please note: The American tour itinerary includes Arromanches' artificial harbor, the American Military Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc.