November 8th, 2014

November 8th-15th: Fall Study Tour to Normandy France

FMC is partnering with the Association of Canadian Former Parliamentarians on this Study Tour to Normandy, France.

 D-Day then and now. 

Tour schedule- (note: some details still being worked on)

Saturday, November 8th

  • Arrival in Paris.
  • This day is at your leisure to relax or  explore Paris on your own.
  • Meals on your own.
  • OVERNIGHT: Scribe Hotel

Sunday, November 9th

  • The night in Paris. Breakfast provided.
  • Welcome dinner at historic Cercle de l’Union Interalliee, a private club founded following WWI.
  • OVERNIGHT: Scribe Hotel

Monday, November 10th

  • Leave Paris, and drive to Courseulle Sur Mer.
  • Visit Juno Center and the Canadian Cemetery of Beny/mr for a wreath laying ceremony.
  • Visit Abbaye d’Ardennes.
  • Drive to Canisy.
  • Dinner at Cheteau de Canisy.
  • OVERNIGHT: CANISY at CHATEAU DE CANISY
  • http://www.canisy.com/

Tuesday, November 11th

OMAHA BEACH & AMERICAN CEMETERY OF NORMANDY

  •  Visit Omaha Beach and American Cemetery of Normandy.
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony.
  •  Lunch at “Omaha Restaurant” & walk on the beach with tour guide.
  • Departure to Utah Beach.
  • Visit of the bunker, monuments and Memorial of Utah, followed by visit of the Museum.
  • Departure to Canisy with photo-stop at Sainte-Mère-Eglise .
  • Return to Canisy.
  • Dinner at Chateau de Canisy.
  • OVERNIGHT: CANISY at CHATEAU DE CANISY

 

Wednesday, November 12th

  • Drive  south to Villedieu Des Poeles.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Travel to Mont Saint Michel and independently explore the area.
  • After a day of touring return to Canisy for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Lunch as a group.
  • Dinner at Chateau de Canisy.
  • OVERNIGHT: CANISY at CHATEAU DE CANISY

Thursday, November 13th

  • After breakfast, drive a short distance to Caen
  • From some free time.
  • Journey northeast into Belgium.
  •  Lunch as a group.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • OVERNIGHT: BEST WESTERN PREMIER WHY HOTEL, LILLE

Friday, November 14th

  • Travel to Vimy and tour of Vimy Ridge Memorial.
  • Attend a Bugle Ceremony.
  • Lunch in Vimy
  • Travel to Ypres and stop at Flanders Field Museum.
  • Dinner as a group
  • OVERNIGHT: BEST WESTERN PREMIER WHY HOTEL, LILLE

Saturday, November 15th

  • Early morning Departure for airport in Paris and flights back to the U.S.
  • Breakfast provided.

Please call FMC member service manager, Sharon Witiw  with questions 202-507-4847.

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