A World War II historic guide to discover the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy

Travel Normandy guide François Gauthron offers tours of the Normandy landing beaches, World War II battlefield. Come and discover the most famous part of Normandy where took place the Landing and the battle of Normandy in June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. You will be escorted by a qualified bilingual guide who will show you round the major sites of the beaches. Visit the highlights of World War II sites in Normandy with an expert license guide, first the most important sites of the landing beaches.

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Other wonderful places in Normandy


Balleroy castle is a majestic building of the XVII century where, in 1979, Malcom Forbes the new owner, celebrated is 80th birthday and established a hot air balloon museum. The construction was under François Mansart and the gardens were under Le Notre.


The origin of the city as an important settlement goes back to Duke William. The Castle parking lot will be the perfect location to visit the Château, Normandy Museum, Art Museum, and a walking distance to Saint-Pierre Church, Tourist Office and shopping streets.

City Center: parking lot will take you the the city center for the best of your shopping.

Memorial Museum, a very large exhibit covering the end of WWI to contemporary geopolitics and conflict in recent time.


Duke William's birth place. Visit the Château. The «August 44 Museum» has fantastic collection of WWII vehicles, most of them are in working condition, some of them almost unique in the world. Plan an hour and half to really enjoy every piece of equipment.
Also the automat museum near the tourist office.




Another good place to stop on your way from or to Paris. Nice restaurants and side walk cafés. Many Art Galleries and Eugene Boudin Museum... also very upscale hotels.


Rouen is the Capital of Normandy. From your parking lot, visit the Cathedral, Saint-Ouen, Saint-Maclou, Jeanne d'Arc Square...


Villedieu is known as «Copper and brass town», one of the last bell foundries is still open. They have guided tour service.


This village is on the list of the hundred prettiest villages of France. The whole place is surrounded by half-timbered houses dating from the 16th to the 18th century.
In the ancient «halles», you will find a gastronomic restaurant «Le Pavé d'Auge». Another nice place is the «Boule d'Or» as well as the «Café du coiffeur», a good spot for a drink.
Each year, the town organizes shows and fairs around themes of cider, pumpkins, and antiques.


Deauville is a Normandy highlight, resort, beach, its Casino, deluxe shops... a ritzy place!!


Amazing white cliffs and blue water, a great spot when visiting upper Normandy.


Next to Etretat, a charming sea port. The Benedictine Palace Museum is highly recommended. Do not forget to taste their products!


Perfect stop from Paris to Bayeux. Visit Monet's house and garden, American Art Museum. Walk around the village. Monet is buried in the village churchyard.


Very close to Beuvron, this is the town of Sainte-Theresa (Little Flower) and the Basilica. Close by are British and German Cemeteries.


Mont-Saint-Michel on Normandy-Brittany border, 2 hours away from Bayeux is one of the local Highlights. A great day trip from Bayeux when combined «Operation Cobra» and Saint James American Cemetery.



The only place in Normandy where you can still see an outside Tiger Tank type «E», abandoned by the Germans at the end of the Normandy Campaign in August 1944.