A World War II historic guide to discover the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy

Travel Normandy guide François Gauthron offers tours of the Normandy landing beaches, World War II battlefield. Come and discover the most famous part of Normandy where took place the Landing and the battle of Normandy in June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. You will be escorted by a qualified bilingual guide who will show you round the major sites of the beaches. Visit the highlights of World War II sites in Normandy with an expert license guide, first the most important sites of the landing beaches.

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Travel in Normandy with Francois Gauthron

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Claude Monet's House and Gardens: the painter who founded the Impressionist school lived in Giverny.

North Cotentin Peninsula.

Cider manufacture.

Medieval tradition at Chateau Fontaine-Henry.

Horsing at Arromanches.

A fascinating history

From the Roman and the Vikings to the Conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 and all the cities and abbeys evocating this period, until the tragedy of the WWII and the Landing beaches.

Famous painters and authors

Discover tours around literature to evocate Flaubert, Proust, Victor Hugo and many others.

You will follow their steps through the Norman countryside and famous cities.

Painting is also well represented with the impressionist movement in the river Seine valley, along the Alabaster coast and in the north Cotentin Peninsula.

The Beaux Arts museums in Rouen and Caen as well as the A. Malraux's museum in Le Havre are worth a visit.



Numerous gardens and parks, private properties can be visited and open their doors from spring to autumn: ancient trees, odd gardens, thematic parks...

A large choice for the amateur or the expert.


Normandy is really the paradise for horses and we have lots of stud farms in the area including two national ones.

In the scenic pays d'Auge, in the flat Bessin or in the Orne and Manche regions you can find numerous stud-farms breeding race-horses, draught-horses (cobs and percherons), thoroughbred horses...

Normandy is the world of champions well known throughout the world.

We suggest you to discover this fascinating world with us including the visit of a national stud-farm, a private horse breeding, a racecourse... and why not spending the night or having lunch in one of this pleasant place.

Lots of horse racing are taking place all the year long. Take this opportunity to learn more about our country.

Beuvron in Pays d'Auge.

Etretat chalk cliffs.

Architecture and Normans Traditions

To qualify it we could just say "splendid and varied".

Houses built in local stone, half-timbered manors, thatched or slated-roof cottages, amazing roof fanials and decorations... wonderful villas dated C19 in the seaside resorts, large manor houses and farms in the countryside, medieval castles and porches... the area will always surprise you.


Also "splendid and varied" and not offering only butter, cream and camembert!

We have 12 "AOC" (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, very controlled product of a delimited area) with a large choice of products from the land but also from the sea: cheeses like Neufchâtel and Pont-l'Evêque, oysters, mussels and scallops, cider, calvados and pommeau (apple alcohol), poiré (pear's cider), lamb of Mont-Saint-Michel's bay... discover with us a gourmet meal, a market with a specialist, a cooking lesson with a Chef...

Technical tourism

Discovery of the coast and the harbours, visit of companies like a Truck and cabs manufacture, a leather work shop, a nuclear power station, an umbrella maker, distilleries, a chocolate factory... so many possibilities to fit with the interest of your group.
Some companies can open their doors to the visitor.