Tour Northern France by Train – 80 Years after the Allied Invasion!

Created: 15 February 2024
A new escorted tour by rail travel specialist Ffestiniog Travel explores Northern France in June 2024, visiting poignant landmarks that marked the beginning of the end of WWII in 1944. The 80th anniversary of D-Day occurs on 6 June 2024 and just three weeks later Ffestiniog travellers will visit the famous Pegasus Bridge, an important strategic win for the Allies. A 3-night stay in St.Malo, which endured a long siege before being liberated late summer 1944, bursts with history and was the setting of the recent Netflix film, All the Light We Cannot See, a beautifully filmed historical fiction set during the 1944 siege. Combined with stays in Amiens, Rouen, Quimper, Nantes and the stunning island Belle lle plus excursions on the Baie de Somme and Vendée Railways, this 15-day rail holiday delivers history, cuisine and spectacular coastline in abundance

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  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
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