TWO DAY ITINERARY
Leave Paris by train for Caen to meet the tour guide.
The first stop is Then on to Arromanches, part of Gold beach which had to be taken as it had been chosen as the future site of the main Mulberry.
When watching the 360° film presented on the landing (compiled from filmed records made by journalists on the spot at the time) you will be totally immersed and share the feelings of terrible disorientation and fear that must have been felt by those young men trying to set foot on the coast of France.
Without the Mulberry harbour at Arromanches, the allies would never have been able to land an army of 150,000 men with all their equipment and weapons.
Visit the small town and the techniques used by the landing forces will be explained.
See the defences the German had established all along the coast, known as “The Atlantic Wall”.
Overlooking Omaha beach, discover the gigantic and beautiful American memorial and cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, an extraordinarily moving experience even after all these years.
Visit Omaha beach and la Pointe du Hoc, where evidence of the ferocious Allied bombing of German defences in preparation for the landing is still vivid.
Contact French Travel Boutique for tour prices and dates.