Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites
Reviewed by: Elaine B, October 2014
Although we would have preferred a full-day tour (which is only available on Tuesdays), our guide Magali made this a truly memorable afternoon. She took us to Juneau Beach, showed us the bunkers and explained how that infamous day unfolded. We also saw Canada House before making our way to the cemetery, which was a very sobering experience, to say the least. It was also nice to spend time at the museum and see some of the artifacts and multi-media presentation. A great tour indeed!!
Reviewed by: Sidney M, September 2014
Excellent....we had a most enjoyable bonus when the owner of the house on the beach at Juno beach, down from Courseulles sur mer, better known as Canada House, invited us in and gave us an enlightening "tour" as he explained the house belonged to his grandfather, was taken and used by the Germans, and retaken by Canadians as they hit the beach. Eventually, his family regained the house which is now his home.
Reviewed by: John P, September 2014
The tour was a very informative and moving experience. Doing the tour with a small group of people and a knowledgeable guide is the only way to go.
Reviewed by: William M, September 2014
The guide met us on time at the train station in Bayeux and and returned us on time to catch our train. He was a very competent and safe driver. He maintained his schedule without rushing the tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and personally very engaging. His English skills were very good. He took us to the major Canadian sites and skillfully and sensitively helped us appreciate the drama and pathos of those terrible days.
Reviewed by: shirleyj, August 2014
I really enjoyed this very informative and emotional tour. Our guide, Jean-Francois was very knowledgeable and obviously had a passion for the history of Normandy. He had pictures and maps to help us understand what happened during that terrible time in history. The Juno Beach Centre was informative and is currently showing an emotional film called "They Walk With You". We visited the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery and the Abbey d'Ardenne, both were very emotional, but a great tribute to the sacrifices made by our soldiers. My only regret is that we did not book a full day tour. We took the direct train from Paris and our guide met us at the Bayeux train station. It is a very small station so very easy to meet up. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewed by: Susan M, July 2014
Our guide was knowledgable, friendly and courteous. He made the tour very interesting. We love it and would highly recommend our guide unfortunately I can't remember his name.
Reviewed by: David F, June 2014
Absolutely great tour...guide Mag was fluent in English, full of details about WW2 invasion, had grown up in the region and was full of general knowledge. Our tour was for up to 8 people in the van, turned out to be only our group of 4.....so just perfect for us !!!! We toured on 9th of June, lots of flags still visible ,,,but no crowds, great tour !! Perfect weather too......very good value for this tour.