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Our experience on our Canadian World War 11 Sites was more than we could have dreamed of and then some. Our tour guide, Mattiew, was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating to our small group. Our uncle is buried in the Canadian Cemetery at Beny-Sur-Mer and we were able to pay respects and give thanks. I would highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Paris and suggest that you request Mattiew if that is possible. The train ride was about 2 1/2 hours and was very comfortable.Reviewed by: teresa c, October 2013
We had limited time, and came from Paris by train. The tour was all we hope for such a short period of time, our guide was excellent, knowledgeable and provided us rich details about the sites and the events.Reviewed by: Roberta F, October 2013
Mathieu is a great tour guide. He is knowledgable and passionate about his subject and added to our experience. My daughter had done a history of WWII course at university but learned details she did not know. We visited Juno Beach, the museum, house that stood alone on the beach and he showed us, with fantastic photos and explanations, all about the temporary harbour at Port Winston. He gave credit to the Canadian contribution and helped us to understand what a hard-one success D-Day was. It was very moving to visit Abby Ardene and hear the story of the Canadian prisoners of war who were killed and of the family that lived in the house when the Germans arrived. It was a peaceful setting as was the cemetery where so many very young men were interred. I would definitely recommend this tour.Reviewed by: Marion F, June 2013
We had a wonderful tour with Lucille.
She was very knowledgeable about all the areas we visited and also very courteous. One of our friends found her Uncle's grave and was extremely happy. We all felt we had sufficient time to wander in all sites and were impressed with the Museum and grounds. Lest we forget.
Overall as Canadians we feel very glad we had the chance to take this tour. Thank you.
The tour itself was a 5 star experience. Francis, our guide, was superb. He has a passion for these events in world history and it showed. He made the history come alive and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. A must see for anyone interested in the World War II events. Unfortunately, the booking process was not organized and we did not know until the last minute if we were included in the tour. Not sure whose error this was, Viator or the tour company in Normandy, but it was quite disappointing. In the end, everything worked out, but the 24 hour period prior to the tour was anxiety provoking and not a pleasant experience.Reviewed by: Leonie C, July 2013