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Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours
Ranked #13 of 38 things to do in Bayeux
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Owner description: Normandy D-Day Beaches tour, Guided tour of Omaha Beach,American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, Ste Mere Eglise. Cruise ship shore Excursions from Normandy Ports, Private tour, Schedule group tour from Bayeux, we have a full range of vehicles from sedan to buses.
Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have engaged the services of a private tour guide in many countries and many parts of the world, and we have had some excellent guides. Jeanette and I agree that Francois tops them all. His encyclopedic knowledge of the history of France and Normandy opened my eyes and mind to the complexities of the region which evolved over the past 1800 years. I have been moved to purchase and read a long and complex history of the years leading up to 1066. We love history and met in a history class as undergrads over 50 years ago. Francois brings back fond memories of our greatest professors. Just wish we had more time to spend under the spell of his teaching. A gentleman and a scholar. Jeanette and George Wharton

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our family of 6 spent the day touring with Francois back in February. He met us at the train station with lunch and took us on a fantastic tour. He is very knowledgeable and personable. He answered every question we had, whether from me or from my 6 year old. Thanks to a train delay, he had to adjust our tour on the fly, which he did with no problem. Everyone in our family found this to be a very memorable, fascinating day, and Francois is an incredible tour guide. I highly recommend taking a tour of Normandy with Francois.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Knowledgeable does not begin to describe Francois. As a travel agent I have contracted his services for several well traveled clients. He and his team were patient and thorough in preparing custom itineraries. Very accommodating with last minute changes.

Susan Ross - Travel Anywhere - Philadelphia 215-923-4300

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

In June 2013, we organised a one day personal tour of the Canadian battlefields in Normandy with Francois Gauthon. We were collected at our Gite in Dives-sur-mer slightly before the appointed hour and chauferred to the nearby sights that were important Normandy Canadian objectives. We visited the Bunker museum and also the Canadian Centre at Normandy. Francois was extremely Knowledgable about the Canadian involvement at Normandy. Although we left the tour Itinary up to Francois, he was quite happy to modify the tour itinary to allow us to see things which we particularly wished to see.

We were delivered back to our GiteIt just before 17:00 after an enjoyable day spent in the company of a tour guide who knew his material and communicated easily and freely..

2  Thank Sandy J
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We paid serious money for a small group tour to Rouen and Honfleur with this company. Right at the start, I was less then confident when our driver Lena proved to be uncomfortable driving the vehicle (a 5 speed Peugeot van). She was unable to co-ordinate the use of clutch and gear shift and stalled the van before we got far from the ship. She repeated this several times during the day including once in a busy roundabout.

Lena admitted that she was not french but was from Russia. This was adequately demonstrated during the day. At the Joan of Arc memorial I translated the inscription with my rudimentary french when she was unable to. When people asked for information along the journey she was unable to identify villages or castles. Very poor knowledge for a tour guide.

After our walk through Rouen it was clear that she had forgotten where she had parked the van.

At that point she wondered if we wanted lunch in Rouen or Honfleur. We opted for Honfleur when she assured us she knew of a suitable restaurant. She did not.

By this time people were so disillusioned that they drifted off on their own as Lena had nothing to offer about the town.

On our way back to the ship we made a detour to Pontleveque to sample cheese. Not surprisingly the place was closed.

Except for the beauty of the towns and the countryside the tour was a total waste of time and money.

3  Thank Pieter v
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