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 !

years of experience

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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.
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.

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 !

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.

Jean Charles

Jean Charles

Senior Guide

Fell in love with Normandy in the spring of 1985 when I arrived in Granville as a young journalist. I have seen my attachment to this region grow from year to year over the course of its discoveries. I have devoted many books and articles to its heritage and history, including Mont-Saint-Michel, the Bayeux Tapestry, the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy.

his background

And I became a tour guide to share this passion with an even wider audience.

Arnaud

Arnaud

Senior Guide

Born in Caen, raised in the Normandy bocage, educated in Bayeux in a family with a rich and ancient history, open to the world, involved and curious about history, arts and letters. After studies in soft materials development, a military parenthesis as an instructor in the marine infantry, I worked internationally and in France for more than two decades in the world of fashion and sports clothing. I developed polyglot talents there.
My fifties opened me up and gave me the opportunity, the desire to return to Normandy, to accompany, as in my youth, curious and interested visitors to discover it.
his background
The infinity of its stories, known or more secret marvels.
Its setting of greenery, shadows and lights, punctuated by thousand-year-old buildings.
Inspired by Corneille, Maupassant, Flaubert, impressions of the painters of Giverny.
Titans of Etretat, pyramid of the seas of the Archangel Saint Michael.
Freedom won back by letters of blood on the beaches of bravery from Sword to Utah.
The pages of the Normandie book are numerous, rich and varied, conducive to escape and travel, to reflection.
Their discovery every new day is for me the opportunity to share with you a look through the many windows of this space and its time.
Share an impression…
See you soon in Normandy
Elisa

Elisa

Guide

A traveler and eager with encounters, the profession of tour guide quickly became obvious to me. After my studies in tourism project management and a successful professional experience in the world of theatre, it is with great joy that I joined the Gold Beach Company team to share my knowledge and exchange with you about this territory rich in history that is Normandy.

 

 

her background

Native of Pas-de-Calais, I did my graduate studies at the University of Lille. It was in Lille in particular where I started to lead guided tours. Today Norman by adoption, I am delighted to be able to share with you my passion for this magnificent region.

Looking forward to meeting you !

Marie

Marie

Guide

After hitchhiking across Europe, it is in Normandy that I put my backpack to share with you my knowledge of these lands where I was born. In love with this region with multiple landscapes and facets, I will be happy to accompany you in your discovery of this place from all these angles: its breathtaking landscapes, its small villages with atypical architecture as well as its places of memory which respectfully guard the secrets of war.

her background

Former khâgneuse and holder of the National Guide Card since many years, I am driven by “letters and history”. After starting my career in the Pyrénées Atlantiques, I am now back in Normandy where I naturally specialized in Normandy tourist sites with the desire to take you on a journey.

So let’s go!

her background

Former khâgneuse and holder of the National Guide Card since many years, I am driven by “letters and history”. After starting my career in the Pyrénées Atlantiques, I am now back in Normandy where I naturally specialized in Normandy tourist sites with the desire to take you on a journey.

So let’s go!

Our local partners 

We initiated sustainable relationships with our partners.

Where to sleep?

You will find a nice and friendly location with our partners.

Where to eat?

A good dish, a good drink to share, with our partners, close or in Bayeux