The Last battle of Normandy 1944
The Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12 - 21 August 1944 ) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. A pocket was formed around a large area between Falaise and Argentan, in which the German Army Group B, with the 7th and 5th Army groups were encircled by the Western Allies. The battle resulted in the destruction of most of Army Group B west of the Seine which opened the way to Paris and the Franco-German Border for the Allied armies on the Western Front.
We can walk around the whole battlefield to try to imagine what it was like for those young German soldiers who for 4 years had had the upper hand in Western Europe but were now learning to accept defeat, many of these had been in action on the eastern front, a mixture of young inexperienced men, learning the art of battle very quickly, older men that probably thought their front line days were over, to the fanatical SS Panzer Divisions, fighting for there very existence. The Museum is among the best in Normandy, with it's passionate curator whose very own Grandmother was there during the battle and gave first hand knowledge to her Grandson. We finish with a dynamic reconstruction model that details the battle in a very modern and efficient way.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours
Luxury Sedan or 9 seater
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 Euros - For lunch, snacks, museum entry and gifts.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Not normally permitted to give official guided tours in the Abbey of Le Mont St Michel, it is restricted to their personal guides. Low profile is the better part of valor!