Frequently Asked Questions
First of all, we cover more sites and distance because of our experience in guiding and driving through the Normandy countryside. We know all the tricks to save time and we know exactly where to go, where to park the vehicle, what to see.
Secondly, you need to hear about the history, the individual stories of soldiers, the details about the strategy and all the information you need to know to understand what happened in Normandy on D-Day.
If you drive on the D-Day beaches on your own, you will see the landscape and some remains but the whole D-Day operation is difficult to understand without the commentaries of an experienced guide.
Our knowledge of the terrain also gives you a different perspective of our local history and you will also discover places you never heard about before.
Our pickup point is Place de Québec, in the town center, just beside the hotel VILLALARA. It is only 10 minutes walk from the Bayeux train station. If you walk from the train station, follow the signs « VILLALARA »
There is no long term parking lot in the town center in Bayeux. We recommend you to park your car at the Bayeux train station because parking is free for 24 hours and then walk to Place de Québec. If you want to be dropped off at the Bayeux train station on the way back from the tour, just tell your guide/driver.
Definitely! The best option is to spend at least the night before your tour in Bayeux. It is also the best way for you to show out on time for the tour because most accommodations in Bayeux are nearby the pickup point.
Bayeux is a wonderful and picturesque medieval town. There are many hotels, restaurants, cafes and interesting places and museums to visit. Don’t miss the beautiful and incredible Bayeux Tapestry! This masterpiece relates the story of William the Conqueror’s conquest of England in 1066!
If you are interested in World War II, the « Battle Of Normandy » museum is excellent!
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We recommend you to eat breakfast at your hotel. It is not in the French tradition to eat breakfast to take away and there aren’t many places to buy breakfast to take away.
But we recommend you to have a large breakfast because we walk a lot on those tours! You need strength !
Most of the sites on the D-Day landing zone are still intact since World War II. You may jump in foxholes, trenches or walk on muddy terrain. We recommend you to wear sturdy waterproof walking shoes. Even in the summer time, there may be a little breeze especially on the coast. Bring one of those windbreakers with a hood. Why a hood? If it rains in Normandy, then the wind blows and most umbrellas are blown inside out!
On a group tour, you share the vehicle and the guide with other people with a maximum of 15 passengers per tour.
On a private tour, you hire the vehicle and the guide just for yourself.
In France, tips are very much appreciated if you think the service deserves it.
Group tours are not recommended for young children. Private tours are a better option if you travel with young children because it gives more flexibility.