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1. Posted by grampsgirl (Budding Member 311 posts) 10y

So I have a question, how do you get to the D-Day beaches, and will an afternoon be long enough to see them?? Ill be in Paris prior to going to them. Any infomration you could give on this would be great.
Thanks
Diana

2. Posted by dbgomes (Respected Member 72 posts) 10y

Hi there
i was looking into doing some touring of the Normandy area a little while back and i found a web site that i was going to use as a tour guide. Probably not what your looking for, but it does have a section on there about how to travel there and where the best place to stay would be. Thought it might give you some help and then you can look into train options from there.

http://www.battlebus.fr/travel/

Daniel

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello baby girl

I asked my boyfriend, your question, because he is interested in history.
He said the following

In total, those beaches span many many kilometers and are situated all along the Normandy coast - there is no way to visit them all in one day. It's probably best to visit just one or two. I'm sure there's plenty info out there saying which ones are most interesting. (Omaha beach? Utah beach?)

Mel

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Hi Diana,

I went to visit the beaches last year for November 11th. I took the train from Paris to Caen, then a Bus Vert to Courselles-sur-Mer, where the Canadian Juno Beach Centre is. The bus ride was less than an hour, but the wait times between busses are astronomical. To do it again, I'd book a tour or rent a car. Travelling really ate into my time - although luckily I was there for 4 days,

If you have any questions, just let me know! It was a magnificent trip. Try to stay for more than a day, if you can. Caen is beautiful to visit as well, and you could see a few war cemeteries.

Enjoy!
Tway.

5. Posted by grampsgirl (Budding Member 311 posts) 10y

Well Im not sure if this will help or not, but Im mainly looking to go to Juno Beach. Because I really only have a day to see the beaches, and I would mostly like to see Juno beach.
Thanks tho for the help so far

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Here's the directions page from the Juno Beach Centre. It tells you how to get there from Paris taking public transportation.

Be sure to plan that bus route well, though. Not all buses run the full route, so you have to study that schedule carefully, as well as the train schedule. Plus the Centre is closed every day from 1 to 2, if I remember right. If you plan it well, though, you can definitely do it all in a day. I met one guy from Toronto who'd come up from Paris for the day just to see the Rememberance Day ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful - although June 6th is the big celebration day.

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Baby Girl

I asked my boyfriend, about getting to Juno beach, from Paris.
He gave me the following link. He says, it is dedicated to giving information, about the beaches and how to get to them.

Mel

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Oops
i forgot to post the link.
Here it is.

http://www.junobeach.org/Centre/english/visitor_info/getting.html