D-Day Normandy Accessible Driving Tour

This D-Day Normandy Accessible Driving Tour takes you to all the must see WWII sites scattered across the beautiful Normandy region. You won’t just be snapping pictures and admiring historical sights from your vehicle, you will be making several stops to get out and experience them up close, while your professional, local guide enthusiastically explain and share the significance and history of each place with you.

Your accessible D-Day driving tour will begin when your guide and driver pickup you up at your accessible Normandy hotel or Le Havre cruise port. From there, your memorable Normandy adventure awaits! On this 6 hour tour, you will make several stops along the most significant WWII places in the region, including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, and Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

On this accessible WWII tour, you will visit the first American Cemetery on European Soil in WWII, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. This impressive memorial site contains the graves of 9,387 American military personnel, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings. The memorial is centered by a 22 foot bronze statue, and also displays battle maps, authentic battle viewpoints and a “Walls of the Missing” with 1,557 names inscribed.

This accessible Normandy tour also takes you to Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument which was created by the French to honor the American Second Ranger Battalion, who scaled the 100-foot cliffs and seized the German artillery pieces that could have fired on the American landing troops at Omaha and Utah Beaches. The battlefield character of Pointe du Hoc is still intact. With the rain of bombs and shells the allies unleashed to neutralize this rocky point, severe destruction of the site took place and can still be seen by visitors today. In fact, more than 600 tons of bombs were dropped at this very place!

Finally, there will also be time to visit the fascinating Airborne Museum, a French museum dedicated to the memory of American paratroopers who were dropped into Normandy on the night of June 5th-6th in 1944.

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Omaha Beach
  • Utah Beach
  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument
  • Normandy Airborne Museum

Accessibility Description

I gave the Normandy Accessible Driving Tour from Paris a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because the vehicle used for the tour does not have a ramp or lift. You will have to transfer to a regular seat in a low sedan car or regular van, while your equipment is stored in the back throughout the driving portion of the tour. As you make stops along the way, your driver will assist in taking your equipment out of the vehicle.

Your English speaking expert guide is experienced in touring with disabled clients and will safely lead you through your Normandy adventure using step free and curb free wheelchair accessible routes.

 

Tour Details

Tour Duration: 6 Hours
Cost: Contact us for pricing (pricing depends on pickup location and vehicle type).
Meeting Time: Morning
Meeting Place: Pickup at our accessible Normandy hotel or Le Havre Cruise Port
Maximum number of people on tour: 4-6 people, depending on wheelchair/mobility scooter size.
Entrance tickets: Not included
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice.
Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities.

 

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