Bénouville Bridge was the first bridge liberated in 1944. It was during the night of 5-6 June 1944 that the military operation Pegasus Bridge, better known as the 'coup de main', was launched. This mission consisted of landing in gliders near the bridges in order to recover them, as the Germans had seized them. Operation Pegasus Bridge, carried out by British paratroopers, more commonly known as 'Paras', led to the liberation of the city of Caen.
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.
14 June 2021
Great day in Normandy with Patrick, really liked it
Richard in Toronto L.
12 June 2021
María (Ottawa) C.
10 June 2021
Dear Patrick, thank you for your incredibly moving tours in Normandy this past weekend. We went to all and we loved them. You are one of the best tour guides in Heygo because you are knowledgeable and care for your audience, you’re interesting and fun. We were almost crying when you took the time to look for Margaret’s relative head stone. It was very moving. Thank you for taking us there on such an important date. Thank you.
08 June 2021
Incredible weekend with you. Thank you for all your hard work for us.
Mary Virginia A.
08 June 2021
Very interesting tour with a very energetic guide. Thank you!