Funds generated by Normandy Battlefield Tours and book sales are for bilingual descriptive historical markers along the Normandy roadside. Our heroic soldiers’ stories must be told standing where they fought.
June 3th, Saturday. Our 44 seater travel coach carries us north along the Seine River to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s headquarters in Roche Guyon, through Giverny to the Normandy battlefields and the British Airborne Division’s landing zones at the eastern end of the 77 day Normandy campaign area. We will visit Pegasus Bridge, the British Airborne Museum, possibly meet Madame Arlette Gondree-Pritchard at the first liberated home-cafe, General Gale’s Ranville church HQ, the nostalgic British airborne cemetery, the Merville Battery Sound and Light Museum and German pillboxes overlooking the British Sword Beach. Late afternoon to Bayeux mid town Grande Luxembourg Hotel check-in for five nights. Bayeux is an outstanding picturesque, gourmand, 12th century city untouched by bombs, shellfire or small arms fire. Dinner at hotel.