Itinerary: Normandy, D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Heritage

Itinerary: Normandy, D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Heritage caen fr

DAY 1 - Arrival

Afternoon:               

  • Check-in at the hotel Best Western Le Dauphin

 Best Western Le Dauphin****

29 Rue Gémare

14000 CAEN

Tel: +33 (0)2 31 86 22 26

www.le-dauphin-normandie.com

  • Depart for Caen Memorial
  •  Guided visit of the Caen - Normandy Memorial, one of the most visited in Europe, which covers 20th century history and the long road from war to peace.

 Caen Normandy Memorial – Center for History and Peace

Esplanade Général Eisenhower

14050 Caen

Tel. +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

http://normandy.memorial-caen.com/

Evening                     

  • Free time in Caen

Caen Tourist Office: http://www.caen-tourisme.fr/en

  • Dinner at Hotel Best Western Le Dauphin

Night in Caen

 

 DAY 2 – Caen/D-Day Landing Beaches

Morning:                   

  • Visit of the major sites of Caen, including the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Caen.

Musée des Beaux-Arts of Caen

Le Château - 14000 Caen, France

+33 (0)2 31 30 47 70

http://www.mba.caen.fr (Website in French)

Afternoon:               

  • Lunch at the Restaurant El Olivo, with Florence Nikolic, head of marketing at the Caen Tourist Board

Restaurant El Olivo

32-34 Rue du Vaugueux

14000 Caen

Tel. +33 (0)2 31 93 25 25

  • Head for Arromanches-les-Bains, the town where the British troops built the artificial port, better known as Mulberry Harbour.

Arromanches Tourist Office: www.ot-arromanches.fr

  • Guided visit of the D-Day Museum

D-Day Museum Arromanches 

Place du 6 Juin
14117 Arromanches
+33 (0)2 31 22 34 31

www.arromanches-museum.com

  • Head for Arromanches-les-Bains Museum 360°
  •  Visit of the Arromanches 360° Museum, where the British troops built the artificial port, also known as Mulberry Harbour, which offers a breathtaking vantage point from the cliffs overlooking the town.

Arromanches 360°

Chemin du Calvaire

14117 Arromanches les Bains

+33 (0)2 31 06 06 44

www.arromanches360.com

  • Check-in at the Hotel Mercure Omaha Beach

 Hotel Mercure Omaha Beach***

Chemin du Colombier

14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Tel. + 33 (0)2 31 22 44 44

www.hotel-omaha-beach.com

Evening:                

  • Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Night in Port-en-Bessin


DAY 3 – D-Day Landing Beaches

Morning:                   

  • Head for the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
  •  Visit of the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer

American Battle Monuments Commission: www.abmc.gov/home.php

  • Head for the Overlord Museum
  • Guided visit of the new Overlord Museum, opened in June 2013

Overlord Museum Omaha Beach

Rond-point d’accès du Cimetière Américain

Lotissement Omaha Center

14710 Colleville sur Mer

Tel. +33 (0)2 31 22 00 55

www.overlordmuseum.com

Afternoon:                

  • Head for Bayeux
  • Lunch in Bayeux
  • Guided visit of Bayeux

Bayeux Tourist Office : www.bessin-normandie.com

  • Head for the Pointe du Hoc
  • Visit of the Pointe du Hoc, symbol of the courage of the young Allied soldiers.

Evening:                    

  • Head for the hotel in Sainte-Mère-Église
  • Check-in at the Hotel Sainte-Mère-Église

Hôtel Sainte-Mère***

8 Rue de Richedoux

50480 Sainte-Mère-Église
Tel. +33 (0)2 33 21 00 30

www.hotel-sainte-mere.com

  • Dinner at the Auberge Le John Steele

Restaurant Auberge Le John Steele 

4 Rue Cap De Laine

50480 Sainte-Mère-Église
Tel. +33 (0)2 33 41 41 16

www.aubergejohnsteele.com

Night in Sainte-Mère


DAY 4 D-Day Landing Beaches/Bagnoles-de-l’Orne

Morning:                   

  • Head for Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise
  • Visit of the Airborne Museum

Musée Airborne
14 rue Eisenhower

50480 Sainte-Mère-Eglise
Tél. +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35

www.airborne-museum.org

Afternoon :              

  • Lunch at Restaurant Le Biscuit de Sainte-Mère

Restaurant Le Biscuit de Sainte-Mère

5 Rue de la Division Leclerc Sainte-Mère-Église 50480

Tel. +33 (0)2 33 93 95 06

www.biscuit-sainte-mere-eglise.com

  • Head for Utah Beach
  • Tour of Utah Beach and Utah Beach Landing Museum, retrace the landing of the American troops on June 6th 1944.

Musée du Débarquement Utah Beach
50480 Sainte Marie du Mont
Tél : 02.33.71.53.35
www.utah-beach.com

  • Head for Bagnoles-de-l’Orne in the South of Normandy

Bagnoles-de-l’Orne Tourist Office : www.bagnolesdelorne.com

  • Check-in at the Hotel du Béryl

Hotel du Béryl***

1 Rue des Casinos

61140 Bagnoles-de-l'Orne
Tel. +33 (0)2 33 38 44 44

www.hotel-bagnoles.com

Evening:                    

Dinner at the Hotel du Béryl

Night in Bagnoles-de-l’Orne


DAY 5 – Mont-Ormel/Deauville

Morning:       

  • Head for Mont-Ormel on our way to the Flowered Coast
  • Guided visit of the Mont-Ormel Memorial Museum. Commemorating the last battle in Normandy, the Memorial offers an exceptional view of the valley of la Dives.

Mont-Ormel Memorial

Les Hayettes

61160 Montormel

+33 (0)2 33 67 38 61

www.memorial-montormel.org

  •  Head for Silly-en-Gouffern /Pavillon de Gouffern (15km/20mn)

Afternoon:   

  • Lunch at the Pavillon de Gouffern

Pavillon de Gouffern

Silly en Gouffern

61310 Silly en Gouffern

+33 (02) 33 36 64 26

www.pavillondegouffern.com

  • Leave for the distillery Périgault
  • Guided visit of the distillery Périgault

Distillerie Périgault

Les mers de Say

61310 Silly en Gouffern

+33 (0)2 33 67 11 85

http://www.idac-aoc.fr/fr/maisons-et-producteurs/item/calvados-perigault.html

  • Head for Deauville on the Flowered Coast, known for its international horse races, beautiful seafront villas and chic boutiques.

Deauville Tourist Office: www.deauville.org

  • Guided visit of Deauville

Evening:        

  • Check-in at the Hôtel Royal Barrière

Hôtel Royal Barrière****

Boulevard Eugène Cornuche

14800 Deauville
Tel. +33 (0)2 31 98 66 33

www.lucienbarriere.com

  • Dinner at the Restaurant Ciro’s

 Restaurant Ciro’s

Boulevard de la Mer  Promenade des Planches

14800 Deauville
Tel. +33 (0)2 31 14 31 31

www.lucienbarriere.com

Night in Deauville

 

DAY 6 – Rouen/Giverny

Morning:       

  • Head to Rouen
  • Visit of Rouen, known as the historic capital of Normandy and world famous for its medieval architecture.

Rouen Tourist Office: www.rouenvalleedeseine.com

Afternoon:   

  • Lunch in Rouen at the Restaurant La Place

 Restaurant La Place

26 place du Vieux Marché

76000 ROUEN

www.laplace-restaurant-brasserie.com

  • Leave for Giverny

Giverny Tourist Office: http://www.giverny.fr/

  • Guided visit of the Fondation Claude Monet with Jan Huntley

 Fondation Claude Monet

84, Rue Claude Monet 
27620 - Giverny

+ (33)02 32 51 28 21

www.fondation-monet.com/en

  • Visit of the Giverny Impressionism Museum, showcases the international character of the Impressionist movement and of the Giverny artists’ colony.

Giverny Impressionism Museum

99, rue Claude Monet

27620 Giverny, France

+33 (0)2 32 51 94 65

www.mdig.fr

Evening:        

  • Check-in at the Hotel Normandy

 Hotel Normandy***

1 avenue Pierre Mendès

27200 Vernon

Tel. +33 (0)2 32 51 97 97

www.le-normandy.net 

  • Dinner at the Hotel Normandy

 Night in Vernon

Things to see

Point of interest