Enjoy a scenic drive from Le Havre to the village of Ranville, home to the British Cemetry. A total of 2,154 British soldiers are laid to rest here, following the capture of the village on the morning of D-Day.
Afterwards, you will continue to see Pegasus Bridge at Benouville. The original Bridge, built in 1933 was removed from the canal in 1993. It was the first bridge to be liberated in continental France and was stored on waste ground for six years. Today it is exhibited in the park of the ‘Memorial Pegasus’.
Located in the small village of Arromanches-les-bains, is the Museum of the Landing Day, which commemorates the D-Day landings. During your visit you will see history unfold and a short film will be shown, depicting the monumental exploits and heroic sacrifices of Allied forces in ‘Operation Overlord’.
During your tour, you will also see The Battery of Longues, the German artillery battery which attacked the allied ships on the morning of 6th June 1944. Longues is the only coastal battery to have kept its guns, giving an impressive picture of what an Atlantic wall gun placement was really like.
A delicious local-style luncheon will be served during your tour.
This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The drive between Le Havre and the Landing Beaches is approximately 2½ hours. This tour involves approximately 2½ hours’ walking over relatively flat ground. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers.
The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 5.88kgs CO2 per passenger.