France has endured its fair share of historical turmoil and tribulation. The close proximity to Britain makes France a popular destination for our history tours. Normandy, in particular, is of interest to history groups where students will explore the largest and most determined operation ever mounted – the Normandy beach landings of June 1944. Many of the museums and information centres are an invaluable resource for expanding educational awareness of the period. Other historical places to visit include; Arromanches 360 Cinema, Memorial du Souvenir at Dunkirk, the Palace of Versailles and Thiepval Memorial to the Missing among others.