The Best D Day Tours Bring History to Life

Malcolm and Alison Clough

Our D-Day Tours of the Normandy Beaches, landing sites and battlefields are run from our home in Brittany, an hour’s drive away.  We have lived permanently in France since 2010 and we love every minute of it. We run our successful holiday gite business from our beautiful home in Brittany only 30 minutes from the historic Abbey of Mont St Michel. Our location not only allows our visitors to visit the Normandy beaches but also to explore the great battles for St Lo and Operation Cobra. We are also near to the Port of St Nazaire, scene of the famous ‘Raid on St Nazaire’ in 1942. We are proud of the many kind testimonials our guests have left for us and we believe that our Tripadvisor reviews speak for themselves.

Malcolm’s dissertation on the 6th Airborne Division in Normandy during the Normandy campaign is published on his blog. It is considered one of the best on the subject and is well worth a read.

Your hosts and guide, Malcolm Clough and Alison Barrow. Whether you want a good overview of the highlights of the D Day landings, or a detailed tour, Malcolm and Alison will cater for your every need.

Your hosts and guide, Malcolm and Alison Clough. Whether you want a good overview of the highlights of the D Day landings, or a detailed tour, Malcolm and Alison will cater for your every need.

Malcolm Clough
Malcolm CloughHost and Guide
Malcolm is one of the best-regarded tour guides in Normandy. His many glowing testimonials and Tripadvisor reviews speak for themselves. We have been lucky to host some very interesting guests over the years and they have been kind enough to say some very nice things about our tours. Malcolm knows the Normandy coast and the battle sites extremely well and he provides a level of detail and colour in his tours that really brings the events to life. He is an acknowledged expert on Operation Overlord and the Battle for Normandy.

Malcolm holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in War Studies from Birmingham University. His dissertation on the 6th Airborne Division in Normandy during the Normandy campaign is one of the best on the subject. Malcolm’s father served with 6th Airborne from 1944-1947. Malcolm has also led battlefield tours to the English Civil War, the Peninsula War and the Waterloo Campaign.

Alison Clough
Alison CloughHost and Organiser
Alison handles our 3 beautiful gites and looks after our residential tours. She is a former Assistant Head Teacher who taught Food and Catering for over 25 years. Alison is a renowned cook and has managed teams catering for large and small exclusive functions and events in France. Alison is very proud of the warm welcome and high standard of accommodation we provide for all our visitors. Alison handles much of the organisation of our tours and makes many of the arrangements while Malcolm is out guiding tours so it is quite likely you will be in touch with her if you are making a booking.

If you are staying with us for a few days during your tour, Alison looks after the accommodation and provides the home-cooked meals, packed lunches and picnics for which our tours have become famous.

Pete Shuter
Pete ShuterWeapons Expert
Pete Shuter is a former Police National Firearms Instructor. He has a vast experience of older and modern firearms, with an excellent knowledge of Second World War Infantry weapons and tactics. During our residential tours Pete presents lively, entertaining evening talks on infantry weapons used in the Normandy Campaign. On D-Day Pete’s father’s cousin, Cpl Wilfred Shuter landed on Juno Beach with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.