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D-Day landing beaches

D-Day landing beaches

June 6, 1944… a terrible day.
Hell for more than 100 000 soldiers,
but tremendous hope of freedom for the rest of the world.

To better understand this long day, engraved in history forever, you are going to retrace the steps, on the very land where the battles were fought, of the men who risked and gave their lives for the world. The long sandy beaches and rocky cliffs hid numerous traps: the Atlantic Wall batteries, marshes to be flooded, and the Norman Bocage – meadows and farmlands crisscrossed by hedges and trees, a tangled maze of small paths that slowed down the advancement of the allied troops. This is a hike of remembrance, but also of pleasure, as you will pass through seaside resorts and charming fishing ports that lie along this coast. Caught between history and holidays, this will be a journey you will never forget!

STANDARD : accommodation in 2 star hotels with terroir dinners

COMFORT : accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels with gourmet dinners

Standard tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Caen
Day 2: Merville – Ouistreham (17 km)
                transfer by taxi from Caen to the Batterie-Musée at Merville
Day 3: Ouistreham – Courseulles sur Mer (16,5 km)
Day 4: Courseulles – Arromanches (15 km)
Day 5: Arromanches – Port en Bessin (14 km)
Day 6: Colleville sur Mer – Pointe du Hoc (17 km)
                transfer by taxi from Port en Bessin to Colleville american Cemetery in the morning
                transfer by taxi from Hoc headland to Grandcamp-Maisy in late afternoon
Day 7: Utah Beach – Ste Mère L’Eglise (18.5 km)
                transfer by taxi from SGrandcamp-Maisy to Utah Beach
Day 8: Ste Mère L’Eglise– End of the tour after breakfast
                transfer by taxi from Ste Mere l’Eglise to Carentan rail station

Comfort tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Caen
Day 2: Merville – Ouistreham (17 km)
               transfer by taxi from Caen to the Batterie-Musée at Merville
Day 3: Ouistreham – Courseulles sur Mer (16,5 km)
Day 4: Courseulles – Arromanches (15 km)
Day 5: Arromanches – Port en Bessin (14 km)
Day 6: Colleville sur Mer – Pointe du Hoc (17 km)
                transfer by taxi from Port en Bessin to Colleville american Cemetery in the morning
                transfer by taxi from Hoc headland to Saint Marie du Mont in late afternoon
Day 7: Utah Beach – Ste Mère L’Eglise (18.5 km)
                transfer by taxi from Sainte Marie du Mont to Utah Beach
               Back to Sainte Marie du Mont by taxi in late afternoon
Day 8: Ste Marie du Mont – End of the tour after breakfast
               transfer by taxi from Ste Marie du Mont to Carentan rail station

What’s included?

  • Accomodation and breakfast
  • Dinners according to description and selected range of services
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail.
  • A set of maps (1/25 000 scale) with the route marked on and detailed route notes describing the trail.
  • A daily itinerary together with information about facilities and places of interest along the trail.
  • Emergency assistance in English

 

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Comfort: 3/4 star hotel - gourmet dinner (according todescription)

Standard: 2-star hotel - regional dinner (according to description)

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