Normandy Battle Guide is a specialist
guiding service of the Normandy landing beaches and battlefields,
and Michael Smith is the owner and principal guide.
He has been guiding visitors to Europe
for more than forty years, and is just as enthusiastic now
as on the first tour he conducted in 1968.
Visiting the Normandy landing beaches and
battlegrounds is a pilgrimage. Many visitors will be visiting
battle sites where their relatives fought and died and we
are always sensitive to this.
Learn the background of how Hitler came
to power, and the subsequent subjugation of Europe under
the jackboot. Hear about the ‘forgotten’ but
crucial fronts; North Africa, Russia, Italy.
Visit the Normandy
Beaches, the sites of the D-Day Landings, for an unforgettable
and moving experience: Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Point du
Hoc with its massive shell craters, the American Cemetery
at Colleville-sur-Mer, the German guns and bunkers, still
Visit a museum with unique wartime film
footage taken by both sides of the conflict. Visit the Gold,
Sword and Juno Beaches, to include Mulberry Harbour, Pegasus
Bridge, as well as the beautiful Normandy countryside and
villages. Your tour is orientated toward your interests
About Michael Smith
Michael Smith is a French government approved
bilingual guide/interpreter. All guides employed by him
are suitably qualified. He is happy to work with
any size and type of group, from an individual to groups
of fifty plus, from school groups to individuals wanted to
find ancestors who served here.
Michael has a licence to drive all types
of passenger vehicles, from the smallest car to the largest
touring bus, if necessary. He can provide the vehicle
to suit your requirements or
if you have your own vehicle, whether it be a car, a minibus or a touring coach,
the rates for guiding only are very competitive.
As a licensed national guide/interpreter,
Michael is allowed to guide in other regions of France, so
that you could combine your trip with a visit to the battlefields
of the Somme, or sightseeing in Paris.
We can arrange, at cost, accommodation
of any kind for you. We can put together itineraries
to suit your particular interest or nationality.
Importantly, in this age when we all depend on the internet,
more than 80% of our work is from recommendation or repeat
business. Michael is not here to show how much he knows,
but to share an experience, and to learn from you, about
your lives, your experiences.
Normandy is not just about
war. It is also a lovely and interesting region.
I know that some people want to see more than just
the war sites, so why not add in a garden, a steam train
ride or a farm visit?
When you contact Michael he will give you a quote. If
you decide not to use his services he won’t be
in the least offended. We believe, though, that our prices
be bettered for the level of service offered. Bear in
mind that Michael is approved by the French government
and by local tourist offices.