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Normandy Panorama

rue Montoir Poissonnerie, 14000 Caen, France
0033 698958945
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Ranked #2 of 3 activities in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Normandy Panorama Guide Service is located next to Caen, France. Our goal is to help you discover beautiful and historic Normandy. The tours are... more » Owner description: The Normandy Panorama Guide Service is located next to Caen, France. Our goal is to help you discover beautiful and historic Normandy. The tours are conducted by a friendly bilingual experienced guide who is licensed by the French Tourism and Cultural Ministry. These tours are all conducted in 9-passenger air-conditioned minivans, which provide you with the personal touch necessary to appreciate and understand this beautiful country.We offer "private day tours" to: · Discover historical Normandy, " the D-day beaches " where we learn that freedom is not free· Learn the real story behind William the conqueror· Visit the famous Mont Saint Michel monastery· Discover the world famous Norman Gastronomy· Visit many small French villages and enjoy Normandy’s cheese, cider, calvados and other specialty products « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We recently spent a full 8 hours touring the highlights of the D-Day historic sites. Our guide was Adeline who was well versed, knew her facts, and was pleasant company. As important as knowing the facts, was knowing when to not speak to let guests digest the magnitude of what they have seen. Adeline did not fill quiet moments with... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Vanessa served as tour guide for our family for a full visit of historic sites. She is a native of Normandy and was a source of great information on both the Normandy Invasion and the conditions leading up to WWII. We would recommend as "must see" Pont du Hoc, the American Cemetery, the Overlord Museum (the largest collection of intact... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I had the D-Day beaches tour with Natacha on May 27th. She was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited (Pont du Hoc, Utah, Omaha Beaches, the German cemetery and the American cemetery). Also valuable to us was her knowledge of the local roads and the quickest way to get from point A to point B. one... More

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Kentucky
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our tours of Mont Saint Michel and the Normandy Beaches with Natasha. She was informative and thorough. We enjoyed these tours very much.

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St. Albert, AB, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We hired Normandy Panorama - Vanessa, via the internet as she was recommended by one of the other highly rated guides. We agreed to speak several weeks before hand as we were interested not in seeing the typical site but to get off the beaten track a bit. One does not need a guide for the "major" spots. They are... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our intent was to hire a private guide to tour the Normandy beaches. After contacting several highly recommended tour guides who were unavailable, Vanessa from Normandy Panorama suggested a small group tour with her colleague, Natacha on Sunday, May 18. It is our experience good tour guides are passionate about their work. Although very personable and willing to please, Natacha... More

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NormandyPanorama, Gérant at Normandy Panorama, responded to this review

Hello sir, I remember very well exchanging emails with you. I wanted to help you advising this tour to you but i shouldn't have done it! If you know already about the history of the landing beaches, why did you take a tour? And if it was so disappointing , why did you put a 3 out of 5 stars??... More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went on the half day tour of the Normandy beaches with Natacha on a sunny Sunday in April. We were only 3 people in total which made the tour friendly and efficient. Natacha was really helpful in giving us an account of the D-day landings. She answered all our questions and had visual handouts to help us understand how... More

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NormandyPanorama, Gérant at Normandy Panorama, responded to this review

Thank you for your message! We appreciate to have your opinion about your experience in normandy!! Regards Vanessa More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We had read such wonderful things about Vanessa (even had some friends who had her as a guide last fall), so we were disappointed to have a very new guide (shed been working for the company for only two months and was not a student of history. I believe she had a culinary degree). While we were thrilled to have... More

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NormandyPanorama, Gérant at Normandy Panorama, responded to this review

Dear Madam, It is a real shock for me and even more for Natacha, to read such a review as we are doing our best for people to have a great experience and get a lot of information about the history of the landing beaches. I can understand that you were disappointed not to have me (Vanessa) as your tour... More

Orange County, Ca
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Had a great experience with Vanessa. She was extremely knowledgeable, informative and a lot of fun. Only mistake we made was booking a 1/2 day tours of the Normandy Omaha Beach area, a full day tour is highly recommended. Lots of things and area to see. Picked up in Caen on time and returned on time. Had a great experience.

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Vanessa was our guide for a Normandy D-Day tour and she was just wonderful. Her knowledge of the area, the history of each of the villages and zones was educational. We had such a fabulous time on the tour that we asked and she accepted the following day trip to Mont Saint-Michel. Vanessa is a wonderful and very professional tour... More

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