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2 jours en Normandie: plages du débarquement et Normandie culturelle et touristique

2 jours en Normandie: plages du débarquement et Normandie culturelle et touristique

2 jours - 1 nuit

  • Jour 1

    Bayeux / Landing beaches

    Today we will take you for a guided tour of the Landing Beaches including Arromanche where can be seen the remains of a Mulberry harbor.

    Built thanks to Churchill's vision within a few days after 'D.Day'. This temporary port was used to disembark an army with all the men and supplies necessary to liberate Europe. It is one of the most extraordinary industrial and maritime achievement of the war.

    Option: See the famous 'Tapestry of Queen Mathilda' in Bayeux, actually a 70 meters (230 feet) long work of embroidery woven by Irish monks a few years after the events and retracing the epic of William the Conqueror's expedition to England in 1066 (battle of Hastings).
    The work is the most accurate and lively document to survive from the Middle Ages and provides detailed information of the clothes, ships, arms and general lifestyle of the period

    On the way to Omaha beach, visit the site of the powerful German battery at Longues-sur-mer. In spite of the heavy bombing on the night before, the German 'pill boxes' and their 150 mm guns were still operational on the morning of 6 June and they began firing at the allied battleships.

    Continue with Omaha Beach and the moving Normandy American cemetery where 9385 Carrara marble crosses stand aligned. A memorial, inscribed with a map of the operations stands in the central alley.
    The name 'Omaha Beach' which until 6 June 1944 existed only as an operational code name, has continued to jointly designate the beaches of three villages, Colleville, Saint-Laurent and Vierville, in memory of the soldiers of the 1st American division who landed there and suffered the heaviest casualties on 'D.Day'. Drive and stop along the beach where your guide will show you some of the German bunkers and machine-gun nests.

    One of the most impressive site in Normandy, is perhaps Pointe du Hoc where the 2nd battalions of specially trained Rangers under the command of colonel James Earl Rudder captured the position by assault at dawn on 6 June, scaling the cliffs with ropes and extendible ladders but not without heavy losses – 135 rangers out of 225 – but key action for the success of 'D.Day'.

    Pointe du Hoc where the heroic Rangers battalions under the command of colonel James Earl Rudder climbed the cliff to destroy a German battery, key action for the success of D. Day

    Return to your hotel in Normandy, end of our services.

    • Bayeux

    • Cimetière Américain de Colleville-sur-mer

    • Arromanches - Jeeps

    • Tapisserie de Bayeux

  • Jour 2

    Normandie touristique et culturelle

    Visite du charmant port d'Honfleur sur l'estuaire de la Seine, d'où Samuel de Champlain, fondateur du Québec, et le cavalier de la Salle, fondateur de la Louisiane, ont mis les voiles.
    Il a inspiré de nombreux peintres célèbres tels que Monet et son maître Boudin et est considéré comme un berceau du mouvement impressionniste.

    Visite de Pont-l'Evêque avec ses hôtels particuliers XVIIè et XVIIIè siècles, maisons en pans de bois, puis dégustation des produits du terroir Normand: andouille de Vire, Pont l'Evêque fermier, teurgoule, caramel d'Isigny, cidre et jus de pomme fermier.

    En direction de Lisieux, passage par l'un des plus beaux villages de Normandie avec ses maisons à pans de bois, Blangy-le-Château, qui organise un salon des peintres tous les ans.

    Arrivée à Lisieux, pour découvrir la basilique Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux, l'un des rares monuments de Normandie épargné des bombardements de 1944.
    Construite en 1929 en s'inspirant des basiliques du Sacré-Coeur et de l'Immaculée-Conception de Lourdes, il est actuellement l'un des plus haut-lieux de pèlerinage de France.

    Découverte du plus beau village de Normandie, celui de Beuvron-en-Auge, avec ses maisons à colombages et ses halles à pans de bois.

    Retour à votre hôtel en Normandie.

    • Blangy-le-Chateau

    • Pont-L'eveque

    • Caen

    • Lisieux