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“Veterans remembered”

Normandy Landing Beaches Tours
Ranked #25 of 43 Tours in Bayeux
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were at the American cemetery on Memorial Day. Looking over Omaha and the other beaches will bring understanding to the sacrifices that were made in WWII. The local people were very friendly to Americans. A very worthy destination

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We took an all day tour of the landing beaches of Normandy. The tour guide was well informed and explained things well. At the cemetery there are almost 10 thousand grave markers perfectly aligned and it makes a profound impression on all who visit. I was particularly struck by the variety of people who visited there. They were from many different countries and spoke many languages. Also, we were impressed by the respect paid by all the people there when the National Anthem of the US was played. After the National Anthem was played they played "Taps" which made me think of my son who is serving in the Navy right now. I can only imagine the emotions felt by those who have lost loved ones to war. Virtually everyone in the cemetery stopped what they were doing and showed great respect while the anthem and Taps were played. Hats were removed, people stopped talking and walking around, and regardless of their country of origin there seemed to be a common respect and gratitude for the sacrifice our soldiers made to liberate Europe and the countries that were under Nazi rule. Even the children there seemed to sense the meaning of the ceremony and the solemn moment of silence that followed Taps. The museum was interesting, with many photographs and artifacts from the invasion. There was a short and very interesting film played in the museum for those who wanted to see it. As an American seeing all the graves and the monument there was powerfully moving. Although sad and emotional I am very glad and honored to have made this visit to Normandy and the Landing beaches.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

My wife and our two daughters had the pleasure of having Tim Smith guide us across Normandy visiting a variety of important historical locations. Tim was fantastic. He met us at the train as soon as we got off. He is a Vietnam veteran from the 101st Airborne so he brings a unique understanding of the battlefields. We met at Carentan and as soon as got going he started explaining the battle at Carentan (profiled in Band of Brothers), took us to Bre Court Manor (also part of Band of Brothers) and across Utah Beach, Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Band of Brothers and Longest Day), Pointe Du Hoc where he provided nuanced details of the strategic importance and the amazing U.S. Rangers attack there, to Omaha Beach and specifics on the extreme challenges and heroics there and to the American Cemetery. He had photos, maps, and an endless knowledge of the events all across the area. If you are going to tour this area, hire Tim Smith and France Custom Tours. These guys are great!

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We used this company to catch as much of the Normandy WWII history as possible in one day. Our guide was Tim Smith and in the 8+ hours we spent with him, we were awed by (1) his knowledge of what went on there (2) the territory we coverd (3) what we saw, especially some very well hidden bunkers (4) how he outmanuvered the crowds and (5) just how much detail Tim knew including some great stories I'll never forget. If you are going to Normandy, go with this guy.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We visited with a family of teens and young kids. If going in winter don't forget to bring hats, scarves very windy. It was a truly humbling experience to see the size of the beaches, the length of low tide and the openness the soldiers would have had to deal with as well as the enemy fire.

We only got to do three beaches as its very moving and not enough time in the day with children and food to contend with.

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