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Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites
"Begin your tour with a visit to the Sainte-Mère Church and Airborne Museum the site of a massive airborne operation involving 15000 U.S. paratroopers during World War II. Hear from your knowledgeable guide how the brave soldiers descended from the skies on the night before D-Day and learn the incredible story of Private John Steele one of the paratroopers.Continue onward to Utah Beach where soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division leapt from their landing crafts and headed inland under the orders of General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. The first day of battle saw relatively few casualties but the same cannot be said for those that followed.Visit the German Cemetery
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"Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches
"Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches Battlefields Museums and Cemeteries from Bayeux""During the nights of June 5 and 6 1944 more than 16
From EUR85.00
 
"Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches
"Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches Battlefields Museums and Cemeteries from Caen""During the nights of June 5 and 6 1944 more than 16
From EUR93.00

More Things to Do in Alderney

War Memorial

Whilst strolling back towards Braye, we came upon a War Memorial, dedicated to those folk involved in forced labour, who perished on Alderney during the war. It was quite a moving place, reading all...
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Geoff_Wright
Feb 16, 2013

Alderney Lighthouse

Mannez Lighthouse, more commonly called Alderney lighthouse, was built in 1912, from granite blocks. It was electrified in 1976, and automated in 1997, when the last resident lighthouse keeper...
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Geoff_Wright
Feb 16, 2013

Napoleonic Forts

As well as the German wartime fortifications there are the remains of many Napoleonic Forts that were built to fend off invasion from the French. Some of the forts have been restored (in part) but...
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Geoff_Wright
Feb 16, 2013

More Walking!

On our last visit my son and I decided to walk around the eastern part of Alderney, that's the part where the lighthouse is. We had arrived by sea, and the weather was very settled and warm, unlike...
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Geoff_Wright
Feb 16, 2013

Say hello to a puffin

Alderney is well-known for its seabirds and puffins breed on the rocky islet of Burhou to the north-west. The best way to see an actual, live puffin is to take a boat trip.We came across this larger...
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SallyM
Oct 27, 2012

Take a train ride

You may think that the picture looks remarkably like a shed. However this is actually the station for Alderney railway - the only working railway in the Channel Islands. It uses a former London...
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SallyM
Oct 27, 2012
 
 
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Alderney Museum

The Alderney Museum is run by the Alderney Society, and first opened in 1966. It is now housed in a former school building dating from 1790.Its collections cover the history of the island from...
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SallyM
Oct 27, 2012

General Sightseeing

Walking around the old town, you will be reminded of parts of the English Westcountry, such as Devon and Cornwall. Pretty old cottages, with wonderful flowers, old cars which would long ago have been...
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Geoff_Wright
Aug 07, 2008

You need stout shoes

Some parts of Alderney are very steep, unlike Guernsey, but there are a good number of seats placed around the footpaths, especially at The Zig-Zag, a path leading inland from Clonque, and which will...
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Geoff_Wright
Aug 07, 2008

Rugged and deserted beaches

Clonque Beach is a shortish walk from St Ann, on the Northern side of the Island. It is very rugged, with boulders and stones, and not much sand. The beach is ideal for naturalists but you will need...
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Geoff_Wright
Aug 07, 2008

Bus tour round the island

Take a 2 hour bus trip round the Island. It starts in St Anne's. Really worthwhile. The whole island was evacuated in 1940 when the Germans occupied it. Amazing concrete buildings everywhere showing...
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Jeanlyon
Sep 04, 2002

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