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Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux
"This private tour of the American D-Day beaches is suitable for a maximum of eight passengers. As it is private you will experience the Normandy battlefields without having to share with other clients.The departure time for a private tour is flexible but the recommended departure time is between 8:30am and 9:30am to allow ample time to visit the D-Day sites you will have a 9-hour tour packed full of information from your English speaking guide. A unique on-board audio visual system will also give you more information before we arrive at each site. The main sites you will visit are: La Cambe German C this cemetery is a stark reminder of the terrible price the Germans paid during the heavy fighting on D-day and the subsequent inland battles.Sainte Mere Eglise - an objective for 82nd Airborne Paratroopers dropping in to Normandy in the early hours of J they would first need to cross the English Channel and then climb this natural obstacle before attacking the position.Omaha Beach - The 4.2 miles of coastline that is now referred to as Omaha Beach was assaulted at 06:30 on D-Day morning by American Rang the 29th Infantry Division and the 1st Infantry Division.Normandy American Cemetery As this is a private tour the schedule can be re-arranged to include other sites that you prefer or your guide can also include time for a museum visit.Your hotel pick-up can be arranged from Bayeux or smaller towns nearby."
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Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Paris
"Your guide born and raised in Normandy in a family who lived through the occupation and the landing near Lisieux will meet you at 7am with some croissants and coffees to start your day.Then you guide will drive you to Arromanches (approx 2-hour drive) to see the port the British have built to organize the landing of the troops in June 1944. You will then ha your guide will take you to the American Cemetery in Colleville sur Mer where all those who gave their lives to save Europe rest forever.Next head to Longues sur Mer to see the Batteries the Germans used to protect the coast from the Allies. After that you will go the Pointe du Hoc to see how the US Rangers climbed the cliffs to disarm the German Defence.If time allows your guide will famous for the paratroopers who jumped to reinforce the landing operations on the coast.You will then be driven back to your hotel In Normandy or to the Caen or Bayeux train station to go back to Paris around 6pm in the Winter and a bit later in
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Full-Day Small-Group Tour of American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux
"The tour departs Bayeux and whilst driving between sites the unique on board GPS system will show you maps with your current location at the current time. At key points whilst driving small movies will help explain the sites you are passing. The English speaking guide will also share anecdotes veteran stories and much more.When you arrive at each location the guide will then show you around explain in detail what happened and then allow free time to take photos etc.Tour itinerary (main sites):Sainte Mere Eglise Utah Beach Utah Beach lunch stop (included in the price and will consist of a fresh baguette potato chips
From EUR110.00

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Liberation Day

Undoubtedly the most significant event in Jersey's recent history was the island's occupation by the German armed forces during the Second World War. Although this was a relatively bloodless affair...
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Despite Jersey not actually being part of the UK the island's currency is Pounds Sterling and although the States of Jersey issue their own notes and coins these are not a separate currency as...
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The main provider of telecommunications on the island is the States-owned Jersey Telecom, now known simply as JT. The company provides a full range of telephone, mobile and internet services...
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Jersey Black Butter

Around the 16th and 17th centuries Jersey's major agricultural crop was apples, used mainly for the production of cider which formed part of the farm workers' wages. With a surplus of cider and...
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The Lonely Bouquet

I was catching the bus from Mont Nicolle into St Helier one morning when I noticed the bunch of flowers pictured on the wall behind the bus stop. At first I thought they'd been put there by someone...
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'Hedge Veg'....

Although I didn't see anywhere near as many 'hedge veg' boxes on Jersey as I did on Guernsey (which may tell you something about the island), they do exist.The idea is simple: you construct a box with...
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Famous people

Some of the famous people who lived on Jersey are, LILLIE LANGTRY, VICTOR HUGO, GERALD DURRELL, SIR WALTER RALEIGH, SIR JESSIE BOOT, ALAN WICKER, BILLY BUTLIN-- Today Gilbert o Sullivan and Nigel...
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THE FAMOUS 1 POUND NOTE OF JERSEY!!

The Brittons never ever had one, I mean a 1 pound bank note.......so in Jersey they are very proud having one!In the UK there is only a 1 pound COIN.Here you see a photo of a one pound banknote, which...
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Currency

Most people know that Jersey is free from UK taxes so things can be be more affordable as there is no 15% vat element to pay. The Island has many wealthy patrons living here, my travel guide said that...
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Harvest of the Sea

In the fall the Jersey farmers collect seaweed from the high water mark to use on the land as fertiliser. The seaweed rots into the earth, and is then ploughed in. They say it gives the unique Jersey...
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Abalone, Awabi or Ormer

Here in Jersey we call them ormers and know full well that these much sought-after shellfish are one of the finest culinary treats the seas have to offer. During the months with an R in them, and...
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Jersey Pullover ' The Jersey'

When I have travelled far and wide, and I mention that I am from Jersey... People often link the name to the Cow, New Jersey or even the Jumper/Pullover. Jersey has been associated with knitting for...
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The Branchage

This is where an ancient Island tradition, the branchage, enters the picture.At its best, this twice-yearly operation involves the careful trimming back of luxuriant late spring and summertime growth...
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Jersey a Police State

There are 13 Police forces in Jersey! 12 local forces have power within their own areas (parish) and one paid federal uniformed 'States of Jersey' Police Force. The Honorary Police Force have, for...
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Top Hotels in Jersey

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Rue de l'Etau, (formerly Radisson SAS), St. Helier, JE2 3WF, United Kingdom
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Kensington Place, St. Helier, JE2 3PA, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Jersey

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Royal Square

In St Helier's early years as the island capital, around the middle of the 18th century, what is now known as Royal Square was the town's marketplace. In those days markets were a messy affair with...
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St Aubin's Fort

Although not advertised as a tourist attraction the intriguing little fort out in the bay is publicly accessible for anyone who fancies having a wander around, but only at low tide. I never did get...
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Mont Orgueil Castle

Whilst I reckoned that the £12.15 I paid for my half-day visit to Mont Orgueil Castle was excellent value for money it may be that you don't have the time for a full visit (or just don't want to spend...
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German Defences

Soon after the German Second World War occupation of the Channel Islands the German Chancellor Adolf Hitler decreed that the islands should be turned into an impregnable fortress. Then in 1942 when...
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The Star

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Conway Tower & WW2 Blockhouses

Greve de Lecq has the only remaining 'Conway tower' on Jersey's north coast. Named after Field Marshal Conway, governor of Jersey in the late 1700s, work began on these defensive coastal towers in...
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