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Normandy D-Day Tour from Paris

with Juno Beach & Canadian Cemetery

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Discover Juno Beach in Normandy

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Retrace the footsteps of the Canadian troops who fought for the liberation of France on this small group day trip to Juno Beach and the D-Day sites of Normandy. On this tour you’ll walk the sands of Juno Beach, explore inside German bunkers, visit the Juno Beach Center, and pay your respects to those who sacrificed everything at the Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian Cemetery.

On June 6th, 1944 the largest seaborne invasion ever attempted in history took place. The Allied troops waged an extremely difficult attack on the German forces who were entrenched in bunkers along the coast of Normandy. More than 14,000 Canadian soldiers landed or parachuted into France on that day. Though the soldiers knew that they were fighting against the odds they carried on with courage and helped to win the battle for Normandy.

Whether you’re a great admirer of military history or someone who is just curious about how the events really played out on D-Day, this tour will help you to better appreciate the remarkable acts of courage and bravery that took place on Juno Beach. For they are well worth learning about and being remembered by all free folk today.

Juno Bunker
Juno Bunker

Juno Beach & Juno Beach Center

Meet up in the morning with your guide close to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and head off in a small group of 8 people to retrace the amazing events of D-Day and the Normandy Invasion. Juno Beach is only 2 hours away from Paris! You’ll enjoy the ride through the beautiful French countryside in our luxury van with leather seats and A/C.

Arriving in Normandy you’ll get right to the point by following your guide down onto the sands of Juno Beach. Using detailed maps and pictures your guide will explain how the landings unfolded. You’ll even see the famous “Canada House” said to be the first house liberated by the Allied Troops on D-Day.

Then you’ll visit the Juno Beach Center in Courseulles-sur-Mer. It is the most comprehensive museum detailing the Canadian operations in Normandy. After your visit of the Museum is over you’ll follow one of the official Juno Beach Center guides into two of the original German bunkers that had been part of the Atlantic Wall. These bunkers, normally closed off to the public, are a real treat to be able to explore!

Canadian Cemetery, Hell’s Corner and Ardenne Abbey

When you’re done exploring the German bunkers it will be lunch time. The guide will take you to a nearby restaurant that has many local specialties, all very reasonably priced. You’ll be able to choose whatever your taste and budget allows directly off of their menu. It has fresh seafood, salads, and meat dishes as well as savory and sweet crepes. You’ll have one hour to rest and enjoy your lunch.

You will then visit the Canadian Cemetery in Beny-sur-Mer and learn the personal stories of some of the more than 2000 Canadian men who are buried there. Afterwards your guide will take you to Hell’s Corner, the furthest point reached by Canadian troops on D-Day. Hell’s Corner is located only 5km from the city of Caen, which was the actual objective for the Canadian troops on D-Day.

Due to the ferocious defenses of the Germans it took the Allied troops another 30 days to reach Caen itself. During the battle for Normandy 156 Canadians were captured and then executed in cold blood by a group of fanatics trained as “Hitler Youth”. At the Ardenne Abbey you’ll pay your respects to some of these men who died unjustly during the Ardenne Abbey Masacre.

Visit the Canadian Cemetery in Normandy
Canada cemetery

Atlantic Wall Museum

Afterwards you’ll have free time to explore inside of The Grand Bunker: Atlantic Wall Museum. This museum is inside of the 5 story tall former Shooting Command of the German forces and has an amazing panoramic view over the English Channel. It’s collection details the Atlantic Wall’s impressive defenses and also has individual soldiers gear, landing craft, and an M3A3 Stuart light tank!

The ride back to Paris will take a little over 2 hours long and will include a stop for you to use the restroom and stretch your legs. You’ll arrive back in Paris at about 8pm and say goodbye to your guide next to the Arc de Triomphe.

Atlantic wall museum
Atlantic wall museum

Good to Know:

  • Our meeting point is right next to the Arc de Triomphe. The exact address will be in your booking confirmation email.
  • Restrooms are available at most stops we make on the tour. Plus we always make a rest stop during the 2 hour drive to and from Normandy.
  • Your lunch is not included in our tour price. We will stop for a 1 hour lunch break at a great local restaurant, but you can bring a cold lunch if you prefer.
  • In France tipping is called giving a “pourboire”. All hardworking guides greatly appreciate tips.
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Group size

Max. 8 pers. per tour

Language

All of our tours are commented in English

Duration

All day
Back in Paris around 8PM

Dates & Times

April to October

Thursday + Sunday at 7AM

What's Included

  • Transportation by luxury A/C minibus
  • Knowledgeable & friendly guide
  • All entrance tickets

Meeting point

6 Avenue de Wagram, Paris

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Reservation required

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are in a group?
We never take more than 8 people per group. This makes the tour more personal and allows the guide to share in the adventure with you.
How far in advance should I book?
This tour to Normandy has a tiny group! You should book at least 3-4 weeks in advance in order to be sure to find room on the date of your choice.
Can kids join this tour? What is the legal drinking age in France?

We accept children that are at least 7 years old on this tour. While this tour’s content was not planned out with kids in mind we do allow children that are aged at least 7 years old to join it with one of their parents. Kids younger than 7 years cannot join this tour as we do NOT have the suitable baby/child seats for them to ride in that are required by European law.

There is no legal drinking age in France for minors who drink under the supervision of a parent. It is illegal to allow a minor to become inebriated (drunk). The legal age to buy alcohol is 18.

Can we skip a stop and add on a different site that is not listed in this tour description?

No, sorry we cannot do this on one of our public small group tours. The other tour participants are expecting us to keep our word and run the tour in the way it has been advertised on our website.

We can create a custom made tour just for you if you decide to book a private tour. If you are interested in taking a private tour to Normandy, with one of our guides then please send us an email with your travel dates and how many people are in your party. We’ll get back to you right away with our guides availability.

The tour date that I want is full, is there a waiting list?
No, sorry we don’t have waiting lists. If you are trying to book a tour that is already fully booked and it is still a full month before the date of that tour then you can try to open up another group by sending us an email. We make no promises but we will give it our best shot to find another available guide to lead another group to Normandy on that date.
I have a special dietary restriction (vegan/gluten-free/kosher), what is there for me to eat?
On this tour we stop at a small local restaurant that has lots of reasonably priced foods of all types. We’re sure you can find something that suits your tastes and dietary needs (salads for example).

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