NORMANDY JUNO BEACH & BENY SUR MER CANADIAN D-DAY SITES FROM BAYEUX

Get An Insight Into the Canadian Battles on D-Day

Discover Juno Beach Sector Including the Museum Dedicated to Canadian WWII history

Visit of the Major Canadian War Cemetery Located at Bény-Sur-Mer

Hear About the Tragic Massacre that Took Place at Ardenne Abbey

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Trip Details

Prices:

Please see below for pricing options:

Adult 70,00 € per person (13 to 64 years old)
Child 35,00 € per child (4 to 12 years old)
Senior 65,00 € per person (65 years old and above)

 

Special family deals:
1 adult + 2 children – 130,00 €
1 adult + 3 children – 165,00 €
2 adults + 1 children – 165,00 €
2 adults + 2 children – 195,00 €
2 adults + 3 children – 235,00 €


When:

Daily departures at 9.00am and 2.00pm

From March 1 to November 30, 2020

From March 1 to November 30, 2021


Duration:

4 Hours


Trip Style:

Half Day Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.


Meeting Point:

Place de Québec in Bayeux
Hotel pick-up not available
Tour returns to departure point


Inclusions:
  • Visits as mentioned in the program
  • English speaking qualified guide/driver
  • Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  • Small groups of 2 to 8 persons
  • Free Wifi access on board
  • Bottled water

Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide

A HALF DAY TOUR RETRACING CANADIAN ARMED FORCES INVOLVEMENT ON D-DAY

PICK UP IN BAYEUX

First we will come and pick you up at a centrally located meeting point in Bayeux. Before the start of the tour, your guide will introduce you to the area and to the different sites that you will be seeing on this half day small group tour dedicated to the most significant Canadian sector battlefield sites of D-Day that took place on June 6 1944. This tour is a perfect introduction to this period of time for those of you who have only but a short time in the area. This shared, half-day tour is one of our most popular d day beaches tours departing from Bayeux.

On the morning of June 6, 1944, Canadian Armed Forces landed on what is now called Juno Beach. Although they lost almost half of their men during the first hour of battle, Canadian troops did not give up and had made the furthest advance by the evening of the same day.

JUNO BEACH SECTOR INCLUDING THE MUSEUM DEDICATED TO CANADIAN WWII HISTORY:

Located between St Aubin sur Mer and Courseulles sur mer, Juno Beach has become one of the most popular Normandy tourist sites and boasts a beautiful the Juno Beach center museum dedicated to Canadian involvement in the D-Day landing and World War II. To honor the Canadian army, it was built in the shape of a modern maple leaf. The visit to the museum is included in this D-Day tour.

VISIT OF THE MAJOR CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY LOCATED AT BÉNY-SUR-MER:

Our Canadian D-Day Normandy tour carries on in Beny-sur-Mer, where the Canadian military cemetery is located. Most of the soldiers buried there were killed during the D-Day landing battles, as well as during the liberation of Caen in July 1944. The war memorial is now taken care of by the Commonwealth War Graves Commissions and is kept beautifully landscaped and immaculate.

HEAR ABOUT THE TRAGIC MASSACRE THAT TOOK PLACE AT ARDENNE ABBEY:

Eventually, you will be able to hear the story of the Ardenne Abbey, where eighteen Canadian soldiers were executed without mercy. The church is built in the early Gothic style and is surrounded by medieval farm buildings encircled by walls. A small Canadian memorial is still located there.

At the end of this Normandy D-Day tour, your driver guide will take you back to your original meeting point in Bayeux.

We also organise group tours and private tours from Paris and shore excursions from Le Havre to all the major battles sites, cemeteries and memorials relating to the battles of Normandy. Our full day tours in Normandy include Guided tours to Sword Beach, Juno Beach and Omaha Beach. Other destinations include Mont Saint Michel from Bayeux. All our tours can be done as a day trip from Paris.

Good to Know

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Prices are per person
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour — you can read about it here

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