"IT IS UP TO US TO BRING FREEDOM BACK TO LIFE, WHICH WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY; AND IN THE BETTER DAYS AHEAD, MEN WILL SPEAK OF OUR DEEDS WITH PRIDE" - General Sir Bernard Montgomery 5th June 44. At 0725 on the morning of 6 June 1944, British forces began the landings on Gold Beach, one of three beaches where the British were involved. The site of the future memorial was chosen after careful research along the Normandy coast. It is located right next to the commune of Ver-sur-Mer, which was the scene of many events during the D-Day landings and the days and weeks that followed. The Memorial will remember the names of all those who, under British command, lost their lives in Normandy between the D-Day landings on 6 June and 31 August 1944, as well as the tens of thousands of French citizens who lost their lives while the battle for Europe's freedom was being fought in the towns and villages of Normandy.
Patrick isn't one to shy away from travel and adventure. "I was lucky enough to travel the world with my job, discover different cultures, and meet incredible people!" he says, after having explored multiple cities across Europe and Asia. On his tours, you may catch more than a surprise or two about Paris. "In fact, it is an everyday experience. I'm a native Parisian, but every day, I continue to discover new things, new secrets about Paris. It's a never-ending story," he laughs. It was his love for Paris that led him to become a guide. "I'm a father and a teacher, and I realized that my passion was to share my knowledge, so I decided to be a guide about one of my passion: Paris!" Patrick chips in. "I enjoy sharing the love and passion I have for my own city, Paris. Its monuments, its history, its gastronomy, its culture, and all of its little secrets. I can't wait to share all of these with you!" "At the end of my tour I always give a virtual bise - two in fact being a good Parisian!" he laughs.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Normandy with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Normandy. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
10 September 2021
Patrick's tour was respectful and sensitive. We were lucky to be there later in the day so could see the full beauty of the site without too many people around. People, including Patrick, shared tales of family members caught up in the conflict. I recommend this tour!
David and Wendy h.
08 September 2021
Very interesting. Patrick always shows a lot of knowledge and sensitivty in these tours.
Robert (Ottawa, ON,CAD) P.
08 September 2021
Emotional and educational.
08 September 2021
07 September 2021
This tour was equally as good as the war Cemeteries one an hour or so before. Deep respect shown by Patrick whilst giving us detailed information