What is the best D-Day tour from Paris? I want to get it right! Who knows if I'll ever get back with so many other places to see!!! We are leaving mid April. Thanks, Judy
You didn't indicate your time frame for visiting the D-Day areas? I'd suggest spending at least one night in the area (preferably more), and not doing this as a "day trip" as it will be very rushed and you won't have time to see a lot.
On my last visit to Normandy I stayed in Bayeux and took two all-day tours with BattleBus (US Highlights, Canadian Highlights). The tours and the Guides were outstanding! I found that to be an extremely efficient way to cover some of the most important sites in a short period of time, and at the same time getting an excellent history lesson from the Guides.
We also covered some areas that most tours don't get to. One example is the Church at Angoville au Plain where two Medics from the 101st Airborne ("Band of Brothers") provided exemplary care to all those who were injured (regardless of which side they were on). That was one of the "special " parts of the tour that was most memorable for me.
Hi Judy, If you only have a day, I was very pleased with the trip I booked through paristours.com. I did the day trip to Normandy. You have to wake up quite early, but it is worth it. They pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. We visited the museum in Caen, Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetary, Arrowmanches. I felt like we saw a lot in one day and groups are not big. I hope this is helpful.