Paris, Normandy, D Day Anniversary Events, Bulge, Mont St Michel
The guns have gone silent on the bluffs overlooking the sea; but they’re still there for all to see. Mulberry Harbor stuns the first time visitor as we climb the hill to reach the plateau above the village of Arromanches. Private John Steele is still snagged up on the church steeple in Sainte Mere Eglise. The cliffs of Pointe du Hoc remain ever imposing – just as the Rangers left it and Omaha’s pain and sacrifice are made real to succeeding generations by our men interred on the bluff overlooking the sacred stretch of sand known as Omaha.
We’ll walk the D-Day beaches on the 73rd anniversary of that fateful day. Undoubtedly we’ll meet others from around the world who will similarly convene on this special day to both remember and honor the sacrifices that were made. Many vestiges of the battles remain intact and we will carefully and thoroughly explore them.
During this excursion many will take our day trip event and ride the bullet train to Reims where we’ll retrace the events of December and January, 1944-1945 – the Battle of the Bulge. Our Bulge historian, Michel Baert, will join us on this optional day trip..
I will take my conservative American friends by the hand and show them the best that France has to offer. The beauty and charm of the City of Light. The Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Trocadero, Versailles, Les Champs Elysees, Le Louvre, L’Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, and one of my very favorites: Le Sacre Coeur.Paris is everything beautiful and enchanting you’ve ever imagined and more. It is, as most visitors agree, the most beautiful city in the world. We’ll visit the city by motor coach but also take the time to pause, visit, stroll, and take in the sights and sounds of this magical city.
Ken Chase, your Conservative Tours host and Parisian guide