PRICE: from 590 €/vehicle (+ entrance tickets for the Juno Beach Centre)
The tour starts at 9:00 a.m. at your accommodation
During this day, discover the fate of the 3rd Canadian Division spearheading the invasion. The tour starts at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer where the North Shore Regiment from New Brunswick landed. Wrong intelligence turned their landing into a bloodbath. Your guide will then show you Bernières-sur-Mer. The Queen’s Own Rifles from Ontario landed in front of this village. At the end of the day, Bernières was the sector where the Canadians got their heaviest casualties.
You will then reach Courseulles-sur-Mer, the most heavily defended part of Juno Beach. Many men from the Regina Rifles and from the Winnipeg Rifles paid the ultimate price to pave the way for their brothers. In Courseulles, you will visit the Juno Beach Centre. This unique museum describes the history of Canada throughout the war. A must-do for any Canadian visiting Normandy. Afterward, your guide will take you to the Bény-sur-Mer Cemetery, the resting place of over 2,000 Canadian soldiers. Discover the stories of some of these men in this humbling place.
The tour continues to Tailleville, a small village behind Juno beach. The Germans had fortified the village for months before the invasion. The battle ended after hours of close-quarter combat. Then, we will drive to Hell’s Corner, a place where the Canadian 3rd Division stopped at the end of the first day. Discover the sad story of the 20 young Canadians executed by SS troops at the Abbaye d’Ardenne. The 12th SS Panzer Division counterattacked the Canadians on June 7. Discover the stories of the Canadians who fought for survival. The tour ends at Bretteville L’orgueilleuse, a village attacked by the SS. The attack was repelled after hard fighting.
(Lunch is not included in our fee)
The tour ends at 5:30 p.m. at your accommodation
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