Mont St Michel, Normandy

VIP D-Day in Normandy and Mont Saint Michel 3 days

Would you like to experience a special VIP treatment during your D-Day in Normandy and Mont Saint Michel tour?

VIP Tours will give you full satisfaction taking you on this unforgettable journey of 3 days in Normandy and Mont Saint Michel, that will introduce you to this special day of the World War II where the landing takes place and to the “Marvel of the Occident”.

Your private, licensed driver-guide who is a specialist of Mont Saint Michel and the D-Day battle of Normandy will pick you up at your hotel in a luxurious Mercedes minivan or car and tailor your tour to your specific wishes and needs.

 Day 1

 

On the way to Normandy (the drive lasts about 2 hours), your private driver-guide will give you an introduction to the history of the D-Day.

Upon your arrival in Caen where you will make a break in a French “patisserie” for coffee and enjoying one of their delicious pastries. Then, you will visit the Peace Memorial where you will watch a few exceptional documentaries about D Day and the battle of Normandy and visit with your guide the very informative museum that houses a particularly imaginative display on themes as the inter-war years and the advance of fascism.

After Caen, your private guide will drive you to Benouville for a visit of the famous Pegasus Bridge that was captured soon after midnight on June 6th by the British paratroopers in an audacious “coup de main” (visit of the field where the Horse and Hamilcar gliders landed, visit of the Memorial and stop at the “Café Gondre” the first house in Normandy to be liberated by the Allies).

Then, onto Arromanches where we will visit the remains of the artificial harbor, build by the Allied Forces in less than 15 days and watch a 360° movie that makes you relive the feelings of the Allied soldiers in first hours of D-Day.

Then, onto the German coastal artillery battery at Longues sur Mer that played a vital role in the D-Day landings firing on the Allied shipping.

After that, we will book your lunch in a very nice, typical French restaurant or brasserie (lunch not included in the price). Then, your guide will drive you to the Canons of Longues sur Mer where the German coastal battery artillery played a vital role in the D-Day landings firing on the Allied shipping. Then you continue your journey to Port en Bessin to have a closer look at the famous “Petrol Harbor” where one of the Allied pipelines came out “PLUTO” (pipeline under the ocean).

You will finish your first day with an exhaustive visit of the American Cemetery in Colleville memorial, Wall of the Missing, Chapel and tomb of the Medal of Honor.

On the way to Bayeux, if you have the time (and are interested), your private guide will make a short stop at the German Cemetery in La Cambe.

You will spend the night in Bayeux where, if you need, we could book your dinner in a restaurant or brasserie.

Day 2

 

After breakfast, you will start your day with a visit of the American Interpretive Center (very interesting documentaries, visit of the hall of sacrifice, vision of the film “Letters from Home”).

You private guide will drive you after woods to Omaha Beach for a walk on the beach and to show you the remains of the German bunkers on the beach and on the bluff, the emplacement of the first temporary American Cemetery, one of the 4 exits from the beach to the tableland. It will give you a very realistic idea of how almost impossible it was for the GI’s of the first wave not to be killed there.

You will then continue to Pointe du Hoc, visually the most impressive spot on the coast where the Rangers of Colonel James Rudder made history.

Then, we will book your lunch in a very nice, typical French restaurant or brasserie (lunch not included in the price).

To finish your day, your private guide will bring you to Sainte Mère Eglise where troops of the 82nd Airborne landed to assist the 101st in cleaning the exits from Utah Beach (visit of the Airborne and Glider Museum, visit of the church).

You will spend the night in Bayeux where, if you need, we could book your dinner in a restaurant or brasserie.

Day 3

 

On the way to Mont Saint Michel (the drive lasts about one hour and a half), your private driver-guide will give you an introduction to Mont Saint Michel’s history.

Many writers have tried to define the “Marvel of the Occident”, some say that it is to the sea what the pyramid of Keops is to the desert, some describe it as an imaginary manor-house, stupefying as a dream palace, others say that is not dry land and yet not the sea. Surrounded by the sea with one of the highest tidal ranges in the world the Mont St. Michel is simply unique.

On the Mont St. Michel, the tour will begin with a guided visit of the Abbey founded by Aubert at the beginning of the 8th Century and that became a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. You will admire the Romanesque Church, the Gothic “Marvel” with the monk’s Cloisters and Refectory, the Knights Room, the Guest Room, the Undercroft, the Refectory, as well as various chapels: St. Stephen, St. Martin, Our Lady Underground, St. Mary Magdalene, Crypt of the 30 Candles.

After that, we will book your lunch in a very nice, typical French restaurant or brasserie (lunch not included in the price) before making a stroll through the steep-sided narrow streets of the town and its ramparts.

On the way back, your private guide will do a stop in the town of Villedieu les Poêles (if time), famous for its numerous craftsmen-shops selling exceptional creations of leather goods, lace, copper and tin goods. Then, he will drive you back to your hotel in Paris.

This tour due to the VIP treatment that we provide will leave you without doubt outstanding memories.

(Entrance tickets included).