About US

GOLD BEACH COMPANY

We forge our strength around a team of a dozen people all united by the same passion which is to share a world-renowned cultural heritage.

Our approach is not only to show you places but to make you live an unforgettable experience.

20 years of guidance

Gold Beach Company is first of all one of the pioneering companies offering for almost 20 years a service of guidance on the sector of Normandy. Its dynamism and its constant questioning have made this company a reliable source.

Historic and passionate tours in Normandy

Experience, dedication, enthusiasm and passion will be found during your stay with one of our guides. Our guide knowledge will allow you to travel in time, both near and far. Normandy is very rich in history so you just might find yourself in the boots of a GI in 1944 on Omaha Beach or in that of a knight in Medieval times on Mont St Michel. This region is inexhaustible, even great painters like Claude Monet have taken up residence in Giverny and have been able to develop impressionism there.

Our guides are therefore not there only to show you the great sites but there to make you relive an experience as delicate as art, robust like the medieval and strategic like the Second World War.

Experience an exceptional moment

So passionate about Normandy landing or just curious? our passionate and friendly team is waiting for you! You are about to experience an exceptional moment, filled with emotions, which will allow you to pay tribute to these men and women who sacrificed their lives for Freedom. At the heart of the landing beaches, we are ready to adapt your tour according to your expectations (work on an itinerary and retrace the path taken by a soldier, a business trip, students, an association …).

We will be delighted to put our knowledge at your service.

Come join us !

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Our passionate team

Philippe

Philippe

Co-CEO

Passionate about Normandy

his background

At the start of his professional career he wanted to leave his region but his origins quickly recalled him. He started out in the tourism industry some twenty years ago as a guide, which gradually turned into passion. What could be better than making people happy for a day or more just with the wealth and values ​​of their region?

Today he is very demanding with his team and he is always listening. Rich in his experience, he is always in the exchange and shares the tricks of the trade with the future tenors of the profession.

Vincent

Vincent

Co-CEO

For him Normandy has no more secrets. He is the home boy ! He was born here. He’s a real epicurean, so what better way to make your vacation as memorable as possible.

his background

At the start of his professional career he wanted to leave his region but his origins quickly recalled him. He started out in the tourism industry some twenty years ago as a guide, which gradually turned into passion. What could be better than making people happy for a day or more just with the wealth and values ​​of their region?

Today he is very demanding with his team and he is always listening. Rich in his experience, he is always in the exchange and shares the tricks of the trade with the future tenors of the profession.

Eric

Eric

Senior Guide

Eric comes to us from Montréal, Canada. Fully bilingual, Eric has guided thousands of people on the Normandy battlefields, from the veterans themselves, to the desendants and folks who just want to honor the soldiers who fought here. 

his background

Eric was a stage and film actor in Canada before coming to France in 2011 where he began his career as a guide at the Utah Beach Museum, then the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, and eventually guide with Gold Beach Company. Having a family member who was actually in the Normandy Campaign was definitally a motivation to do this type of work. Eric is also the Director of Operations for the WW2 Foundation, that operates the “Normandy International WW2 Film Festival” and the “Band of Brothers Actor’s Reunions”.  Passionate about WW2, Eric says, “It’s one of those careers I have no problem getting out of bed in the morning to do!”Today he is very demanding with his team and he is always listening. Rich in his experience, he is always in the exchange and shares the tricks of the trade with the future tenors of the profession.

Katell

Katell

Senior Guide

From upper Normandy, katell had an early interest in history.  Very young she was listening the stories of her grandfather who lived in the port city of Le Havre during the german occupation. WW2 is a real passion to her : she does reenactments every year in Normandy with her family.

her background

Katell is graduated in tourism in 2013 and she started to guide her first clients during the 70th Anniversary. She loves sharing personal stories of soldiers and she likes personalizing the tours to make your day the best excursion of your life.

David

David

Senior Guide

David was born and raised here in Normandy, as his family has for generations, in the little old town of Bayeux. He now has been a Tour Guide for more than 20 years.

his background

Little did he really understand as a child that a world-changing event had taken place right here, next door to where his family lived during WW2, near Gold Beach and Saint Lo. Amazingly enough everybody survived, not only the 4-year long German occupation (when his family got separated, as his grandfather was sent to work in Germany and his grandmother kicked out of their home) but also the brutal Battle of Normandy (that destroyed his family’s home, but spared medieval Bayeux treasures though).

He majored in languages (English and Spanish) at Caen University and had a minor in both History and International Affairs.

As a teenager, he honestly never paid much attention to the nearby world-famous Bayeux Tapestry nor to the exquisite gothic cathedral, both of them soon to be 1.000 years old…

Now he can’t stop researching and sharing with all visitors, his passion for Normandy History and Architecture.

Adeline

Adeline

Senior Guide

After studying political sciences and international relations in Bordeaux, I came back in Normandy in 2009 where I grew up. I started guiding in 2010 on the dday sites and I at Mont Saint Michel in 2014.

her background

During the tours, I like to share stories of my grandparents who witnessed World War two and the battle of Normandy. I am passionate about my region and it’s my pleasure to share this passion and rich history with my guests while driving around this beautiful coutryside, small towns and discovering local markets. If you have special request, like researching family names and genealogy, I will be happy to research it in advance and customize your tour so you will never forger it.

Matt

Matt

Guide

I’ve been in France for 18 years, I’m very passionate about French lifestyle and its culture. But most of all, the history that goes with it, especially WW2 and the Battle of Normandy !

 

his background

My grandfather was involved in this huge battle and it has been something of interest for me for most of my life.

Looking forward to meeting you !

Alex

Alex

Guide

Since a young age I always had a big passion and interest in WW2 history. Learning about my family connections and hearing their stories of living through the war, drove my interest into learning more about this period of history. 

 

his background

I first visited the Normandy beaches at 14 years old and since moving to Normandy from England 5 years ago, after my career as a musician and also a gardener, my goal was to become a WW2 guide. 

My enthusiasm into researching the subject has grown and grown and now I’m in my second season as a tour guide. With my enjoyment of meeting new people and sharing knowledge, being a guide here in Normandy has and continues to be a great experience.

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