The area covered by the battle of Normandy is extensive. Just to cover the five landing sectors you would have to drive more than 60 miles and don’t forget that D-Day is only the first day of a three month battle stretching far and wide inland. The Normandy Tourism Organisation counts more than 100 sites, museums, memorials linked to the battle open to the public but every farm, field and river in Normandy has a historic link to the battle.
I am here to guide you through this wealth of information and knowledge and make your experience unique.
Here is an exemple of a 3 day tour covering all the landing sectors :
Day 1 :American experience on D-Day
- Sainte-Mère Eglise, its fantastic Airborne Museum and a drive in the surrounding drop zones of the 82nd and 101st US Airborne Divisions
- Utah Beach and the landing of the 4th US Infantry Division
- The german coastal gun battery at Pointe-du-Hoc, the heroic cliff assault of the 2nd Ranger Battalion
- Omaha Beach and the epic struggle of the 1st and 29th US infantry division to get off the beach
- Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer
Day 2: Canadian experience on D-Day
- Graye-sur-Mer and the landing of the Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment on Juno Beach
- The Juno Beach Center
- Bernière-sur-Mer, the landing of the Queen’s Own Rifle of Canada and the Régiment de la Chaudière
- The Canadian Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer/Reviers
- The Ardennes Abbey and the clash between the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division and the 12th SS Panzer Division
Day 3 : British experience on D-Day
- Pegasus Bridge, the airborne assault of the Orne bridges by Major Howard and his men, first allied action on D-Day!
- Sword Beach and the landing of the 3rd British Infantry division and of the 1st Special Service Brigade (British and french commandos)
- German coastal gun battery at Longues-sur-Mer, the only one in Normandy with its original guns
- Arromanches and Mulberry B artificial harbour, feat of british engineering
- Gold Beach and the landing of the 50th British Northumbiran Infrantry Divison
- Rye-Bazenville Commenwealth Cemetary