Look No Further! This is the Tour!Reviewed by: Mrs. D, 2016/05/23
My 13 year old daughter and I had the pleasure of taking the Normandy D-Day Trip small group tour while visiting Paris in April 25. We opted for a Monday tour with a total of 8 travelers. What an amazing day! Our tour guide, Celine, was an incredible guide right from the moment she met us at the van. She was hospitable and oh so knowledgeable about the events leading up to D-Day, the invasion itself as well as the after effects. I think my daughter and I learned more than we ever could have through any other venue.
The tour began with a cab being sent to meet us at our rented apartment (if you stay on the left bank which is where our apartment was located, they send a cab to retrieve you and take you to Paris City Vision to meet your group. A cab will also take you back at the end of the tour. If you stay on the right bank, your tour guide will pick you up and drop you off in the van). The ride to the Normandy beaches will take between 3-3.5 hours however a rest stop of about 25 minutes is built in. We visited Pointe du Hoc, made a brief stop at Omaha Beach for photos and a quick walk on the beach, and then traveled to the American Cemetery where we were given about an hour to explore on our own. To say the sights are incredible is an understatement...such an incredible experience. After the cemetery, we stopped for lunch...and not just any lunch. We stopped at Ferme de la Ranconniere, a 15th century farm now converted to a hotel/restaurant, where we had a fabulous three course lunch consisting of an appetizer, a game hen prepared authentically French, and a dessert. All 8 of us agreed the lunch was a pleasant surprise! A 20 minute stop in the village of Arromanches For souvenirs and photos was next and from there we stopped at Juno Beach
A wonderful day and I highly recommend the small group tour as opposed to the large tour bus!