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Normandy Panorama

#3 of 20 Tours in Caen
Caen, France
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About Normandy Panorama
My name is Vanessa and normandy panorama it is me ! if you book the tour, I will be your guide ! I want to help you discover my beautiful region:Normandy. I am a friendly bilingual experienced guide, licensed by the French Ministry of tourism. These tours are all conducted in 9-passenger air-conditioned minivan, which provide you with the personal touch necessary to appreciate and understand this beautiful country.I only offer "private 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
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kathy l wrote a review Aug 2020
Elkin, North Carolina119 contributions22 helpful votes
The trip that almost was is about a tour that was booked but not taken. My friends and I started the process of booking a trip (In January of 2020) to Europe from the USA for late November 2020. Air tickets were booked by the middle of January and we knew most of where to go and what we wanted to do. As the world started dealing with the Covid and we saw Europe and then the USA being knocked down by it, we never gave up hope of things turning for the better. Alas, in late august when several major changes occurred to our flights we decided it was not meant to be. And so we cancelled. While researching for a tour or the Normandy beaches region, I kept coming across Normandy Panorama and I read its reviews. I was impressed. So, in January, I booked a private tour for 4. Vanessa was great at helping us to figure what we would like to do. I booked a half day tour because we only had one day and 2 in our party where older women. We felt that we could get enough in, on top of an early train ride from Paris and then arriving Late back, that it would not wear them out. Vanessa was great at explaining what I needed to know and letting me book so early (this was prior Covid) as I was worried about booking too early. As Covid overtook the world, Vanessa and I continued communication. She was very understanding of my fears of the trip possibly being cancelled. She kept me informed about her area as I did about where we were coming from. But, when I had to cancel my flights, I had to cancel everything, including our private tour with Vanessa. She was understanding and quickly refunded my money without any questions. If we do make it that way, I am going to make sure that we will spend the night in her region so that we can enjoy her expertise of the region even more. So now, this was the trip that almost was and Hopefully, it will be fulfilled in the near future. Thank you Normandy panorama and Vanessa.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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karlagroom wrote a review Mar 2020
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Vanessa went out of her way to help us have a great tour. She picked us up from our hotel, dropped us off at the train station, and everything in between was awesome! She customized the tour just for us and shared many interesting details and stories to help us appreciate it even more. I would 100% recommend a tour with her! Thank you, Vanessa!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Happy wrote a review Dec 2019
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Vanessa is fantastic! Knowledgeable and interesting. She made history come alive on the Normandy beaches.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Kathleen F wrote a review Nov 2019
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We could not be happier with our day with Vanessa. She carefully reconstructed the events leading up to D-Day, the events of that horrific day in history, and how the Allies continued to push forward to reclaim France. Vanessa's attention to detail was fabulous while keeping the human cost at the forefront in her story telling. She has found a lovely balance between giving you information and then giving one time to process it both logically and emotionally. Thank-you Vanessa ... we will recommend you to any Canadian that plans to visit Normandy!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Railhistoryfan wrote a review Jul 2019
Exton, Pennsylvania761 contributions140 helpful votes
Normandy Panorama is one of the private tour guides available of D-Day and other sites in the area. We read the reviews and selected Panorama to see the sites we were interested in. Vanessa picked us up in large comfortable Fiat Van and she did all of the driving while providing a commentary on the sites to be seen. She tells great stories and was never without information on a question we asked. As mentioned on the web site, she will get you a discount into the museums. She seems to know almost everyone at the sites and greets all with a kiss. We visited many sites and she took us to a great place for lunch. Overall, she gets five stars for private, no stress, comfortable van, local guide. Caveat: As mentioned in other reviews, she takes you to a site, gives you some background and sets you loose. If that is what you like, this is perfect. We would have preferred her showing us around and pointing out what to see Caveat: She calls her tours tailor-made, but she was not able to adjust to our pace and our needs. Again, this will be fine for many, but we hoped she could adjust to our group. Bottom line: We saw far more than we could have on our own, learned much and found a great place for lunch.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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