PARIS 46ºF - 52ºF - DESEMBARQUEMENT BEACHES - CAEN 55ºF - 55ºF
Welcome to your Europamundo Trip Style!!! The information about the meeting place and start time of your circuit can be found on your voucher.Today, during our tour, we will have the opportunity to visit some of the main beaches of the Normandy landings which were the beginning of a long and hard campaign to liberate Northwest Europe from Nazi occupation. We will leave Paris early in the morning; our first stop will be at Omaha Beach where we will visit the Monument to the Brave, the Memorial Museum and the American Cemetery. From here, we will continue to Arromanches, another of the decisive sites where the British and American troops arrived which, currently, is a very popular seaside destination. We will have time for lunch in this village. The next beach we will get to know will be Juno Beach. The Canadians took this location to later join the British offensive. We will visit the Juno Beach Centre. In the middle of the afternoon, we will arrive at CAEN. Despite the bombings suffered in June 1944, the historical-artistic city preserves a great architectural heritage that we can still enjoy. And, of course, we will visit the Caen Memorial Museum, a museum dedicated to peace that recreates history from 1918 to the present day (entrance fee included). Accommodation.
CAEN 55ºF - 55ºF - ROUEN 50ºF - 55ºF - CALAIS 50ºF - 57ºF - EPERLECQUES 50ºF - 54ºF - DUNQUERQUE 50ºF - 54ºF
Early in the morning we head to ROUEN, a city that, although it was also seriously damaged in World War II, is a true museum city known as “the city of hundred bell towers”. We will have time to visit its Gothic Cathedral and stroll through its medieval streets. We will continue our journey to CALAIS, the gateway to the English Channel. Another area that felt the devastation of World War II and suffered numerous damages. Accompanied with our guide we will visit the Guet Tower (Tour du Guet), Notre-Dame Church and the Monument of “The Burghers of Calais”, one of Rodin´s main works. We will take the opportunity to have lunch in this village. Not far from there we will find ÉPERLEQUES, located in the forest of this town we will visit an immense bunker from which the Germans launched missiles towards England during the Nazi era (entrance fee included). Next, we will go to DUNKIRK which is the third port of France and a city hard hit by countless wars. During World War II here, on its beaches, took place the so-called “miracle of Dunkirk”, the most famous withdraw of the allies, which became known as “Operation Dynamo”. We will be able to enjoy the centre of this city and contemplate two towers declared a World Heritage Site, the one of Saint Eloi Church and the one the Town Hall. Accommodation.
DUNQUERQUE 50ºF - 54ºF - MEMORIAL'S RING - VIMY'S MEMORIAL - LENS 46ºF - 54ºF - NAOURS 48ºF - 50ºF - AMIENS 50ºF - 50ºF
We will continue our journey south to reach the Ring of Memory, a living museum located on the hill of Notre-Dame de Lorette where the names of the 580,000 who died during World War I are listed to honour them. A few kilometres from this museum is the Vimy Memorial, an impressive monument built by Canadians to commemorate their 66 000 causalities during the war. We will visit it and we will also see part of the reconstructed trenches and tunnels. After that, we will arrive at the centre of LENS, a city very affected by the two World Wars and, later, by the decline of mining which was its main economic activity. Fortunately it has managed to rebuilt itself. An example of that is it´s Louvre-Lens Museum built on an old coal mine (entrance free included). After lunch we will continue to NAOURS, an authentic underground city of Roman origin built in the III century and which was used during the two World Wars, becoming Nazis headquarters (entrance fee included). Our last stop will be in the charming town of AMIENS. Accommodation
AMIENS 50ºF - 50ºF - PERONNE 48ºF - 48ºF - SAN QUINTIN - PARIS 46ºF - 52ºF
In the morning we will have the opportunity to walk through the streets of this city as full of life and charm, its Notre-Damme Cathedral stands out. declared World Heritage Site. The building was the scene of the “Battle of Amiens”, one of the important allied offensives on the Western Front during World War I. We will head to Château de Péronne, a XIII century castle where we can visit the Museum of the First World War that brings together collections of military and everyday objects from the civil populations of Germany, France and Great Britain (entrance fee included). We will continue to another of the best known war enclaves, ST. QUENTIN, where one of the most important victories of Phillip II of Spain against the French soldiers took place. As it formed part of the Hindenburg Line during World War I it was bombed in a devastating manner. After lunch we will return to PARIS. End of services. End of services. Our guide will drop you off at the agreed point.We hope you have enjoyed your circuit with Europamundo.
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