Historical France: Journey to WWII
Journey back in time to WWII France on this escorted vacation. See the iconic sights of Paris before visiting Caen in Normandy, where you’ll visit the D-Day Museum, American Cemetary and more. Guided visits and knowledgeable guides make this vacation not only fun but thoroughly engaging!
- While in Paris, a visit to the Eiffel Tower is a must; pay a visit to this monument in the evening to see it illuminated!
- See the remains of Mulberry Harbor, an artificial harbor built by Allies during the invasion of Normandy.
- Your textbook stories come to life as you visit memorials and museums dedicated to the Allied invasion.
- Experience firsthand the German artillery bunker during your visit to Longues-Sur-Mer.
- Indulge in the culinary specialties of France – from pastries to cheeses.
Explore the locations you’ve only read about in history books with this WWII D-day, Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy vacation. You’ll visit beaches where iconic battles took place, museums filled with interactive exhibits, and cemeteries that are a tribute to the Allied forces. You’ll even visit a German artillery bunker as well as have a chance to see the original Pegasus bridge!
Your tour begins and ends in Paris, where you can spend an evening indulging in culinary masterpieces and taking in the breathtaking sights of the city, from the Eiffel Tower to The Louvre, home of the Mona Lisa. You’ll also spend two nights based out of Caen, where you’ll be surrounded by imposing castles and Romanesque Abbeys.
PRICES FROM: $2182*PER PERSON (4 Nights)
*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre
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Say “bonjour” as you land in Paris and are transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure; perhaps you’d like to spend some time taking in the masterpieces at The Louvre today!
In the evening, make your way to the Eiffel tower to see Paris’ most iconic monument illuminated come twilight.
Transfer to Paris hotel
Check In – Paris Marriott Rive Gauche
PARIS, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars
With an ideal location along the Left Bank, simple access to the best of the Montparnasse, unparalleled convenience, and four glittering stars, the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche is a hotel that begs to be enjoyed. Rooms boast first-class amenities and select rooms offer mesmerizing views of the stunningly unique Paris cityscape. Guests can treat themselves to traditional French cuisine in the Rive Gauche’s signature restaurant, R’Yves, as well as take a few laps through their fully equipped fitness center that features a separate room for classes, personal trainers, changing rooms with showers, and a treatment room.
With over 50,000 square feet of elegant, flexible venue space, as well as first class planning and catering services, the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center can set the stage for a distinctive event, perfect for a business meeting or private event in the Montparnasse area. Providing multilingual receptionists, 24 hour concierge, and currency exchange, the Paris Mariott Rive Gauche also offers high speed Internet access in all areas of the hotel and a business center provides printing and ticketing services. For quick access, there is also a a convenience store, gift shop, and a take-away counter to grab a coffee or a snack on the go.
Visit the highlights of Caen today! Depart early in the morning and prepare for a day full of history. Get lost in the Memorial Museum for France with its exhibits, films, and gardens.
Continue to historic Arromanches, home to the iconic artificial port built by the allies. Visit this man made marvel and be treated to a screening of a film at the 360 circular cinema!.
Journey on to Arromanches-les-Bains where you will discover the secrets of the D-day Museum, then finally make a stop at Longues-sur-Mer and explore German artillery.
Check In – Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance
CAEN, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars
Enjoy a calm atmosphere with modern and comfortable rooms at Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance. Featuring 129 luxurious rooms, a restaurant, and a lounge overlooking the marina, it is the ideal location to enjoy all that Caen has to offer while exploring the surrounding areas.
The Port De Plaisance faces the marina, and is only 5 minutes from the city center and pedestrian area. Stylish guestrooms are all equipped with suite facilities including Italian showers, and some rooms feature a view of the marina. Guests can use the on site fitness center, or relax with a drink in our lounge bar Located in the heart of Caen city center. The Mercure Caen Centre hotel is the ideal base from which to visit the D-Day sites and the Caen Memorial. Buses and trams are just 3 minutes away from the hotel, and it’s 30 minutes from the D-day Landing Beaches.
Start the day off with a trip to Sainte-Mère-Église, where you’ll visit the Airborne Museum. Here, American paratrooper John Steele’s parachute got caught in the steeples; you may recognize this location from the associated scene in the movie The Longest Day!
Continue onto Utah Beach, where you can view the memorials, followed by a trip to the Ponte du Hoc and Ranger’s Assault museums.
The last stop on today’s adventure will be at Omaha Beach, where you’ll have the opportunity to pay your respects at the nearby American Military Cemetery and Memorial.
Today’s journey starts with a visit to the Canadian Center in Bény-sur-Mer. Explore the Juno Beach Center, where you can visit the exhibition then take a moment at the Memorial to the Canadians.
You’ll then drive along the coast via Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, making one last stop at the Memorial Pegasus Museum and bridge in Ranville before beginning your journey back to Paris.
Check In – Pullman Paris Montparnasse
PARIS, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars
Comfortable bedding, luxuriously furnished, contemporary decor, and spectacular panoramic views over Paris, the Pullman Paris Montparnasse is designed to impress. Inventive French cuisine is served up in style at their restaurant, Just’in, while their Cafe Atlantic changes the mood by offering a casual lounge environment. Situated in the lively Montparnasse district on the Left Bank of the river Seine, the 4-star Pullman Paris Montparnasse holds its own by being as grand as the city itself.
Each of the classic-style guest rooms are equipped with a minibar, satellite LCD TV, and some rooms feature a seating area. Brunch for children is offered every Sunday morning while a standard breakfast buffet is available every morning. Towering in the heart of south Paris, The Luxembourg Garden and Air France shuttle are both within walking distance. The Saint Germain des Pres and the Eiffel Tower are a 20 minute metro ride away, making this hotel an excellent place to stay for those craving sights in the way of monuments, culture, and museums.
Enjoy a transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight home.
Transfer to Paris airport (CDG)