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The city of Caen in Calvados is a good base for seeing many top Normandy sites of interest including Normandy D-Day battlefield sites and the towns of Bayeux and Mont Saint-Michel. Here are a few adventurous day trips in northwestern France to enjoy from Caen.

Mont Saint-Michel
Widely considered among France’s most important sites and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island commune of Mont Saint-Michel is a must-visit in northwestern France. See all the best spots on a private guided tour that walks along ancient, cobbled alleyways, ramparts, and through the abbey while offering insight into its 1,000-plus years of history.

Normandy D-Day Battlefield Sites
Take a guided tour to Pointe du Hoc and famous D-Day landing beaches such as Arromanches and Omaha, and hear powerful stories of D-Day beaches and battlefields along the Normandy coastline.  Some tours visit the Normandy American Cemetery and memorial grounds near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Bayeux
One of the most important historic artifacts in Europe, the Bayeux Tapestry dates back to the 11th century and shines a light on the events leading up to the Norman invasion of England. Skip transportation and navigation worries and take a guided tour of Bayeux for context to attractions such as Notre-Dame de Bayeux Cathedral, the original home of the tapestry.

Honfleur
The picturesque port town of Honfleur was a favorite of Impressionist painters including Claude Monet, and the harbor still attracts artists and photographers today. Explore winding streets of half-timbered houses, soak up the atmosphere in traditional harborside cafes, and see Honfleur’s charms for yourself. Combine a visit to Honfleur with a tour that also includes Deauville and Trouville.

Rouen
Capital of the Normandy region, the medieval city of Rouen makes for a prime day trip from Caen. The city is home to top attractions including Rouen Cathedral—a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with the country’s tallest church spire—and the square where Joan of Arc was executed. Monet’s gardens at Giverny are also nearby, and some day trips from Caen take in both sites.
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Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen

Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen

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Explore some of the most famous battlefields of World War II during this private Normandy tour from Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches, where Allied soldiers invaded northern France on June 6, 1944. See the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy, pay homage to the fallen at national cemeteries and visit area museums. Your expert guide can personalize this private tour to suit your interests.
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  • 8 hours
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$424.30
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$424.30
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Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Caen

Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Caen

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Visit the Normandy landing beaches of World War II on this customizable, private day trip from Caen. Settle inside an air-conditioned minivan with your private guide — a local whose family lived through the Nazi occupation. Spend the day exploring D-Day sites such as Arromanches, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Delve into the landings at the Airborne Museum, pay homage at the American Cemetery, and enjoy a ‘calvados’ (apple brandy) tasting. This is a private tour, so inform your guide if there’s anything you want to see more of.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$574.58
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$574.58
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D-Day private tour Omaha + Utah Beach from Caen with audio guide

D-Day private tour Omaha + Utah Beach from Caen with audio guide

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Private tours with audio guide and driver. we adapt to the needs, desires and rhythm of your group. The driver becomes your Norman guest if you stay at the hotel La Fontaine Caen Center. Departure 9h from Caen. Minimum 2 people
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  • 9 hours
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$281.54
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Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen

Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen

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Spend a day exploring the surreal beauty of Mont St-Michel on this private tour from Caen. The 8th-century Benedictine Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rising from an island just off the Normandy coast. Tour the abbey with your expert guide, followed by free time to wander the village independently. Time permitting, choose to visit another nearby attraction, such as the towns of Balleroy, Avranches, Bayeux, St-Lô or Villedieu les Poeles, or the Abbey of Cerisy.
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  • 8 hours
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$424.30
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$424.30
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Private Full-Day Tour of Mont-Saint-Michel from Caen

Private Full-Day Tour of Mont-Saint-Michel from Caen

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Discover the charms of Mont-Saint-Michel on this private full-day tour. Take an early morning train from Paris to Caen. Explore the town and enjoy a breakfast of coffee and croissants. Travel through the lovely Normandy countryside to Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a comprehensive tour of the abbey, break for a traditional sausage and calvados.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$689.50
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Omaha Beach sector - Afternoon private tour from Caen aboard a Van (3/6 pax)

Omaha Beach sector - Afternoon private tour from Caen aboard a Van (3/6 pax)

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Half a day visit to Normandy D-Day battle sites and U.S landing beaches from Caen Travel with your own group (3/6 travellers) aboard a comfortable and air conditioning Minivan for a more personalized atmosphere Step back in time on a history tour, and learn about the events of June 6, 1944 See the impressive 100 feet hight cliffs and german bunkers overlooking the British channel at Point du Hoc Walk along the Bloody Beach (Omaha) Visit the Normandy American War Cemetery Discover the impressive collection of fighting armoured vehicles at Overlord Museum, Omaha beach
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.12
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$159.12

D-Day private tour Omaha Beach from Caen with audio guide.

D-Day private tour Omaha Beach from Caen with audio guide.

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Learn about World War II history and visit France's most important D-Day sites with this private tour from Caen. Stops along the way include Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery at Colevillle-sur-Mer, and the remains of the German battery Pointe du Hoc. You'll also be provided with an audio guide loaded with important information about the area's history, in English.
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  • 6 hours
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$224.09
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Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Caen

Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Caen

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Follow in the footsteps of historic icons like William the Conqueror, Joan of Arc and Rollo on this full-day private tour of Normandy. Discover the dark secrets and major events of French history as you explore Rouen, Caen and Bayeux with an expert guide. Start with a visit to historic Rouen to view the magnificent Cathedral and see the spot where Joan of Arc was killed. After lunch (own expense), explore the port town of Caen, including William the Conquerors's castle and the Abbaye aux Hommes, then marvel over the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$574.58
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$574.58
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Private tour of Sainte-Mère-Église from Caen by minivan (3/6 passengers)

Private tour of Sainte-Mère-Église from Caen by minivan (3/6 passengers)

Travel with your own group of passengers (3 minimum / 6 maximum) aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan in a friendly atmosphere. Your guide "Régis" will tell you about the significant events of the operation "Overlord" and the landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944. You will discover the areas of parachuting of American soldiers and the landing of gliders between Sainte Mère Eglise and Carentan le June 06, 1944. At the Airborne Museum, you will board a real C-47 plane in England, and feel what the paratroopers experienced when crossing the English Channel before landing at Sainte Mère Église Extend the experience by watching 2 3D films on a giant 15m screen on the Battle of Normandy between June 6 and the end of August 1944
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$182.69
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$182.69

Private Tour: Normandy Specialties Food Tour from Caen

Private Tour: Normandy Specialties Food Tour from Caen

Eat your way around Normandy in just one day on this day-long, small-group food and eating excursion from Caen. Go to the untrammeled parts of the region and get jaw-dropping views of views of Trouville, Deauville and Honfleur along the way. Stop and visit with some producers of Camembert, Pont L'évèque, cider and calvados and then tuck into some amazing meals at some of the region's best restaurants.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$632.04
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$632.04
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Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Caen

Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Caen

Delve into Normandy's vast and often turbulent history on a private day tour through the region. Depart from Caen to Bayeux—home to the impressive Bayeux Tapestry, which illustrates (literally) the Battle of Hastings. Then head to Honfleur, a lovely port town sporting colorful timber homes and a favorite haunt of Impressionist painters. See France's largest wooden church before stopping in Pays d' Auge. Here you have a chance to sample regional delicacies such as Camembert cheese and Calvados brandy. Cider is also ubiquitous to the area. 
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  • 8 hours
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$424.30
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Guided tour of Normandy landing beaches in private vans

Guided tour of Normandy landing beaches in private vans

Our experience: 16 years in passenger transport 12 years spent providing circuits for the Caen Memorial, We have determined the essential places to visit During your trip to Normandy you will be able to explore the fabulous coastline of the region. On your way, you will discover fabulous fishing ports and atypical beaches. As you follow the magnificent walks along the seafront, you will get intoxicated with its unusual atmosphere. The cool wind from the English Channel will invite you to relax and disconnect from everyday life. The region is above all the emblematic place of the Allied landings during the Second World War. Its legendary beaches are witnesses to this extraordinary period in history. The cities of the coast are also home to astonishing museums, retracing the two World Wars. Between history, traditions and nature, your trip to Normandy promises to be one of the most unusual.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$746.95
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$746.95
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DDAY Gold Beach sector - Afternoon private tour from Caen aboard a Van (3/6 pax)

DDAY Gold Beach sector - Afternoon private tour from Caen aboard a Van (3/6 pax)

Half a day visit to Normandy D-Day battle sites and British landing beaches from Caen Travel with your own group (3/6 travellers) aboard a comfortable and air-conditioning Minivan for a more personalized atmosphere Step back in time on a history tour, and learn about the events of June 6, 1944 Stop at the exact location where the original « Pegasus Bridge » used to stand and first spot where the british paratroopers landed aboard gliders on D-day . Pay your respects to the fallen British soldiers visiting the British Normandy Memorial overlooking Gold Beach. Be amazed to see the German artillery battery of Longues-sur-Mer. The battery is the only one in Normandy to retain all its original 150mm guns in site . Discover the pretty little town of Arromanche and the vestiges of the artificial port (Mulberry B Harbour) laid within few days by british engineers in June 1944. Dive into the D-day landing and the Battle of Normandy inside the 360 Circular cinema in Arromanches
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.33
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$147.33

Private Tour: Rouen and Giverny Day Trip from Caen

Private Tour: Rouen and Giverny Day Trip from Caen

Embark on a historical and cultural tour of Normandy on a day trip from Caen. An experienced guide accompanies you on this private day-long tour, which includes visits to both Rouen and Giverny. In Rouen you'll see the famous square where Joan of Arc was executed, and marvel at Rouen Cathedral's towering spire—the highest in France. In Giverny tour the former home and gardens of artist Claude Monet (own expense), where you can practically see his paintings come to life. This tour can be customized to suit your needs.
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  • 8 hours
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$424.30
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American D-Day Tour

American D-Day Tour

This private tour covers the main operations and objectives of the American troops on D-Day. It is the perfect tour for a first visit to the landing beaches. The transportation can be done in your car or can be arranged with a private driver. About me : Born and raised in Normandy, my knowledge of the history of Normandy, its traditions, and its local differences depending on where you are in Normandy (agriculture, architecture, etc) enables me to provide countless bits of information. I always adapt the content of the tours to my guests, as well as the lay-out of the itinerary, to make the most of our time together. In regards of the DDay tours, I'm also seeing the two sides of the coins, those who fight, and those who just try to survive in the midst of the war.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$545.85
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Private shuttle to Mont-Saint-Michel from Caen. 2pers.minimum

Private shuttle to Mont-Saint-Michel from Caen. 2pers.minimum

Private shuttle to Mont-Saint-Michel from Caen. 4 hours on the spot. The driver becomes your Norman guest if you stay at the hotel La Fontaine Caen Center. Minimum 2 people
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  • 6 hours
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$224.09
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$224.09
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D-Day private tour Juno Beach departing Caen with audio guide. 2Pers. minimum

D-Day private tour Juno Beach departing Caen with audio guide. 2Pers. minimum

Private tours with audio guide and driver in a 7 seater vehicle. We adapt to the desires, needs and pace of our customers. The driver also becomes the Norman guest if you stay at the Hotel Caen Fountain Center. 2 people minimum.
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  • 6 hours
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$224.09
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