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Authentic Places

D-Day memory Tour gives you the unique opportunity to discover Normandy in a very particular way. We invite you to join us in this adventure which takes place in the beautiful Cotentin Peninsula, in Normandy. It is a land full of history, full of beautiful places such as old castles, manors and historical farms, and a land where many hidden treasures can be found.

Bringing you on those special lands and touring you around  and arranging an authentical stay for you is our way to immerse you in this area, the same area our liberators came to in June 1944.

What we have to offer is the best way for you to travel back in time.


Authentic Places

From the end of July 1944, the chateau was the headquarters of Advance Section of Com Z.

Advanced Section
Communications Zone
European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army


Advanced Section, Communication Zone (ETO). This was a U.S. Army logistical agency, the first on the Continent. Upon its creation ADSEC was attached to the U.S. First Army, and gradually took over the Communications Zone activities. The agency moved forward with the Armies and provided close support. ADSEC provided detail planning for the invasion of Normandy, D-Day.

U.S. Camp

Feel History

UC. Camp reenactment . This option can be included in the tour, it is the best way to relive history in full immersion, you will sleep on the battlefields, using small wall tent.

Chateau La Colombiere

American Field Hospital

The Castle of Colombière (sixteenth century) housed the first American field hospital on the morning of June 6, 1944. Three days later, it was largely destroyed by German bombs.


Castle into the Drop Zone

This beautiful castle is situated in the midle of the 508 objectif on D-Day close to chef du Pont and the DOUVE river. The place was the witness of hard combats between Germans and US Paratroopers.


C-47 crash 71st Troop Carrier Squadron - 434th Troop Carrier Group
6 June 1944 - D-day
C-47 # 43-15101


In the vicinity of the castle, The 434th Troop Carrier Group was flying 52 towplanes that towed the same number of Waco CG-4A gliders. These gliders carried men and equipment of the 81st AA Bn., elements of 327th GIR, Engineers, Medal unit and Staff personnel, all part of the 101st Airborne Division. 
Flying the lead glider was piloted by Lt.-Col. Mike Murphy and carried Brig.-Gen Pratt, the Assitent Division Commander of the 101st Airborne Division.


Authentic Places

Never during a tour you had experienced the way we use to show Normandy. All time we invite you in an amazing place to spent your journey, the Cotentin peninsula is full of beautiful places. It is a region of France with a lot of Castles , Manors, Farms... It is  our to immerse you in this area, the same our Liberators found in June 1944. Nothing has changed. Living History from the castle to a US's the best way to travel back in time.

CHATEAU Le Bel Esnault

Colonel Johnson then left with his regiment to undergo a rigorous training at Camp Toccoa and Fort Benning, and then participated in military maneuvers in North Carolina. In January 1944, the 501st PIR embarks for England. Over time the paratroopers of the 501st appreciate their new leader whom they affectionately nickname "Jumpy Johnson" (Johnson the Jumper), he knows how to gain their trust by practicing a fighting spirit and always remains at their side even in battle. For the D-Day, the 501st received the mission to take the lock of the Barquette controlling the level of the waters of the Moat and the destruction of several bridges. The parachuting of the 501st regiment is catastrophic, the units are very dispersed and Colonel Johnson will manage to gather a group of his men to seize the Barquette held by German paratroopers. After a month of fighting, the 501st regiment can finally take a little rest.

Johnson himself, however, had a comparatively lucky landing in an area sheltered by trees mear a Majestic Chateau named Le Bel Esnault. As soon as he came down to earth, he was fired upon wildly by an enemy century opposite the chateau fron gate. Johnson jerked out his 45 pistol and replied with two shots, after wich he has reported to a U.S. Army historian, “I heard a scream,followed by silence.” We are in the first minutes of the Normandy.

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