France: History

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Length

8 days

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Dates

TBD

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Destinations

Paris & Bayeux

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 6 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • Travelers Insurance

Program highlights

  • Musée de la Libération de Paris
  • Caen Memorial
  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • German Military Cemetery
  • Utah Beach Landing Museum
  • Mont Saint-Michel
  • Museum of the Battle of Normandy
  • THE 360° CINEMA
  • Caen Weekly Market

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart from Home for Paris, France

Day 2 – Paris

  • Arrive in Paris, France
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check-In & Refresh
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Montmartre, Les Invalides, Moulin Rouge, Place de la Concorde, Île de la Cité, Place de la Bastille etc.
  • Eiffel Tower & Champ de Mars – The tower shines like a beacon each night with 40km of illuminated garlands made up of 20,000 light bulbs.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Paris

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Musée de la Libération de Paris – 100 steps down a concrete staircase, visitors begin their trip with a literal descent into history. This was the command post where Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, leader of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) in the Île-de-France region, helped mastermind the liberation of Paris.
  • Guided Bus Tour of Paris
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 4 – Bayeux

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Caen (approx. ½ h)
  • Caen Memorial – Visiting the Mémorial de Caen first upon arriving in Normandy will give you a broad overview of World War II and the essential role of the region’s beaches played in on fateful Tuesday, June 6, 1944.
  • Caen Local Market
  • Return to Bayeux

Day 5 – Bayeux

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Longues sur Mer (approx. ½ h)
  • Longues-sur-Mer Battery – World War II German artillery battery constructed near the French village of Longues-sur-Mer in Normandy. The battery was sited on a 60m cliff overlooking the sea and formed a part of Germany’s Atlantic Wall coastal fortifications
  • Transfer to Arromanches-les-Bains (approx. ½ h)
  • THE 360° CINEMA – Located on the Arromanches clifftops, the Arromanches 360 Circular cinema dominates the remnants of one of the two artificial Mulberry harbours set up by the Allies
  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville sur Mer – World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II. It holds 9,387 American graves. Most of the soldiers buried
    here were involved in the Normandy D-Day landings and the battles that followed.
  • Return to Bayeux

Day 6 – Bayeux

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Quick Stop at Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument
  • Transfer to La Cambe (approx. ½ h)
  • Germany Military Cemetery – it is the largest German war cemetery in Normandy and contains over 21,200 German military personnel
  • Transfer to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (approx. ½ h)
  • Utah Beach Landing Museum – Modern museum on the site of the 1944 D-Day landing, with multimedia exhibits on WWII history
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Return to Bayeux

Day 7 – Bayeux

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Mont Saint-Michel (approx. 2 h)
    A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval
    monastery, the Mont-Saint-Michel counts among France’s
    most stunning sights
  • Return to Bayeux
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 8 – Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Paris
  • Depart Paris, France for Home

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