ITINERARY: Le Havre – La Pointe du Hoc (2nd Ranger Battalion) – Omaha Beach (29th Inf Div) – American Cemetery – Honfleur – Le Havre
If you have only one day, you can discover the essential of Omaha Beach Landing and have a nice walk in Honfleur.
First at all, we will see La Pointe du Hoc. Preserved as it was at the end of fighting, this place was taken by US Rangers using grappling hooks.
Next, we will see “Bloody Omaha”. The 1st and 29th US Divisions had terrible losses on Dday. I’ll show exact location of famous “Norman Cota’s draw”. Also, you will have time to pay your respects at American Cemetery. Next I’ll drive you in Honfleur.
Honfleur is a maritime town, which has become a magnet for artists since the 19th century, is very pretty, and picturesque with its cobbled streets, half-timbered or slate-fronted houses. Le Vieux Bassin, the charming old dock at the heart of the town, is brimming with colorful sailing boats.
We can taste soft caramel, apple cider, cheese and drink Calvados (Apple brandy) in one of the local shops before leaving.
Spend a day learning about history of Normandy and D-day!