DDay 4 You - Magali Desquesne

DDay 4 You - Magali Desquesne

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Family Friendly DDay Tours for all levels of interest and knowledge. Come and visit the sites of Normandy with Magali - born and raised in Normandy.
Bayeux, Basse-Normandie, France

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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richardcJ6409RC
Sioux Falls, SD10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Magali was extremely knowledgeable and very fluent in English as she explained the sites we saw. She was excellent at telling us things ahead of when we saw them, but then while we were viewing something, she would remind us of what she had mentioned before, and then proceed to explain in further detail as we viewed the subject matter. This was a very effect method of teaching! When we would ask a question about something that we were going to be seeing later in the tour she would tell us we would cover that topic later. And she never forgot! When we would get to the area, she would refer back to the question and then answer it.

All in all Mag was very pleasant and a terrific resource for our tour of Normandy. It is obvious she is a native of Normandy and her heart is there and with its tragic history.

Our only reason for not giving her 5 stars was that her website said that the pricing for a full day of touring with a driver was 625 e. However, she charged us 650 e and when I inquired about the difference she said that she had changed her website on 1-1/2022. But on my phone the day of, and 8 days later as I write this review, it still shows a price of 625 e.
Written October 2, 2022
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Edi B
9 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
This private tour for 6 people was preferable to a cruise coach tour. Mag includes stories from her experiences with WWII veterans, original photos of D Day, took us walking on Omaha Beach, to Omaha Cemetery, she also added an Australian component to her tour stopping off at the Commonwealth Cemetery in Bayeaux and we stopped for lunch in a restaurant on Omaha Beach. A long day, 9 hours, but we travelled in a comfortable van with air conditioning. Most importantly we got back on the ship in good time. Highly recommend
Written August 12, 2022
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Thank you Edi It was a pleasure to be your guide in Normandy.
Written August 12, 2022
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GMW49
Paris, France3 contributions
Oct 2021
My wife and I spent a day touring Normandy battlefield sites with Magali and came away with the sense that not only had we learned a lot about the history of the war in Normandy, but that we learned new ways to think about the war. Magali adds personal knowledge and reflection to information about sites visited and stories revealed. She is excellent at reading travelers' interests and uses her local knowledge to adapt the tour to focus on areas of special relevance. And besides all that, she is a great conversationalist who quickly makes you feel relaxed about exploring new topics and places. We spent just one day touring, but would highly recommend adding an additional day or even days if possible.
Written October 28, 2021
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Steve G
West Springfield, VA15 contributions
Jun 2022
Absolutely superb two day tour! Magali was a fantastic tour guide. Cannot say enough good things about our visit to Normandy and Magali made it extra special. We coordinated well in advance to ensure we stopped at some key sites that were of interest to our group. She easily accommodated our requests and provided great recommendations on the best way to appreciate all that Normandy has to offer. The area is rich with history and many important sites and museums so Magali's suggestions were perfect. We made the very best use of our time without being rushed. Would definitely recommend Magali for your next visit to Normandy. Perfect English.
Written July 7, 2022
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Tumblweed100
Dallas, TX5 contributions
Sep 2021
Magali is a fantastic tour guide. She planned the perfect DDay experience for us, based on our interests and prior knowledge of DDay events. She is incredibly knowledgeable, as a Normandy native with family members who lived the Nazi-occupation and the events of WWII. She knew the answers to all of our questions, and had helpful pictures and maps. She gave us free time, ensured an amazing lunch experience, and it was a true pleasure to spend the day with her. Highly recommend her to customize a truly great DDay experience.
Written September 26, 2021
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Mike N
Ottawa, Canada14 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Magali was excellent. We are from Canada and she taylor made a trip for us that included Omaha, pointe au hoc, juno and the Canadian and American cemeteries.

She has an amazing passion for what she does and we enjoyed every minute of our time with her. Highly recommended.
Written November 7, 2021
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Franklin518
Missoula, MT80 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Mag is an amazing guide. She speaks perfect English and is an expert on the WWII events in Normandy of D-Day and the months that followed. The story of this epic event in our history unfolds as she skillfully takes you from one key place to the next, showing you maps and photos that makes her narrative come to life. Everything that took place becomes very real and clear with each stop and story she tells. Some of these stories are widely known and some are not, as she has volunteered with veterans for years and spent time listening first hand to their stories. She will take you on a journey, bringing to life the personal side of this very well planned and executed battle(s) from the dropping of the paratroopers, to the beach landings, to the love and adoration of the French that were being liberated by the allied forces. Her brother, Terri, drove us on this tour and we felt so very comfortable with them both from the moment they picked us up until the end of our second day together. They shared with us intimate stories of their family who lived in the area during this time, their mother and father witnessed the event first hand as children. It doesn’t get much more personal than that. If you are in Normandy to learn and see the details of D-Day, I highly recommend Mag as your guide. She does a perfect job and is so personable and, will adapt to your needs every step of the way. You will feel like you and what you want are the priority and, in her world, you are.
Written March 16, 2020
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William S
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Magali gave us an EXCELLENT one day tour of the Normandy beaches, St. Mere Eglise, and the American Cemetery. She provides the unique perspective of having grown up and lived in Bayeux, Normandy. She related how her grandparents and parents experienced the First World War, WW2, the German occupation, and the Normandy invasion. Magali loves her work - and it shows!. She is knowledgeable, well-spoken, and helpful. Magali's brother Thierry (a retired French paratrooper) was our driver for the tour, and he too, was excellent. We also hired him to drive us to Mont St. Michel for a day trip. Thank you again, Magali & Thierry!
Written October 5, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to welcome you in Normandy and share this unique History.
Written October 5, 2022
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Nancy A
Zionsville, United States12 contributions
Feb 2022
Magali made our experience of touring the historic sites extra special. Her roots in the area and personal stories combined with her deep knowledge of the history were incredible. She is warm, flexible and fun to be with so I guarantee you will enjoy your time with her. We spent the day touring the American sites but had our Dutch friend with us and she made it a point to call out details of Dutch history and sites in the Netherlands that were also important. As others have noted, Mag reads her travelers interests well and does everything she can to make the experience personal. I highly recommend her.
Written March 6, 2022
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Thank you very much Nancy,it was a pleasure to be your guide.
Written March 7, 2022
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Beth H
Martinique3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We had a great experience with Mag as our guide. She is knowledgeable, engaging and fun. She and her brother, Thierry, who was our driver, were born in Normandy and can add their own family experience to the tour which made our day personal and rich. We toured the American sector. Mag’s timing in getting around and giving us information when we could absorb it were spot on.
Written April 16, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review,very much appreciated.
Written April 16, 2022
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