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Want to take Normandy Day Trip tour

edited March 2009 in - France
I'm looking for advice on how to get from London to Bayeux, France in order to take a Normandy day tour. I have read that I can take a train from London to Paris, and then from Paris to Normandy, but I'm not sure what is the best way. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.


  • edited 10:21AM
    Hi coachlong2xaa,
    It is possible to take a ferry to Caen, which is very close to Bayeux, you can use Brittany ferries.
    But the most convenient solution is definitely the train, first the Eurostar takes 1h30 to reach Paris and the SNCF (French national railway company) (Book here) will drive you to Bayeux in 2h or 2h30. You can book everything online.
    Note that you have to do a transfer from Gare du Nord to Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris, it takes about 20min. The RATP's (Paris transport company) website will tell you the best way.
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  • edited 10:21AM
    Take the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris where you can either spend the day at your leisure or, for a supplement, take a private guided tour of Paris and then to Normandy. great wines, William the Conqueror, all are synonymous with Normandy, and on this magnificent tour of this delightful region of France you will sample a little of all of these things. Your tour will take you past the sites of the major battles with their remarkable history of the most crucial battle the world has ever known, the Battle of Normandy.

    Travel through the stunning Normandy countryside to Ranville, a small unassuming place, where the famous Pegasus Bridge is situated and where many British soldiers lost their lives in a successful attempt to take the bridge.

    Then on to Longues, the site of the only German coastal battery to have kept its guns, and then to Arromanches where Mulberry Harbour, 'Port Winston', protected the landings of the vast numbers of men and vehicles involved in the invasion. Also visit Bayeux with its perfectly preserved mediaeval ensemble, magnificent cathedral and world-renowned tapestry.

    Omaha beach is a beautiful four mile stretch of sand, which denies the ferocity of the fighting that befell it on June 6th 1944. The Pointe du Hoc cliffs overlooking Omaha beach are still deeply pitted with German bunkers and shell holes and the coast line is dotted with shrapnel. Close by is the largest of the wartime cemeteries, the Normandy American cemetery, featured in the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan, where so many allies are laid to rest.

    Thank You.
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