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Musee du debarquement

Address: Place du 6 Juin, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 22 34 31
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3-Day Normandy, St Malo, Mont St Michel, Chateaux...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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253 reviews 253 reviews
186 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a small museum dedicated to the Mulberry Harbors that were built and towed across the channel for the D-Day invasion. The models are OK but kind of juvenile, they would be great for kids, not so much for adults. There are the standard military equipment displays that are here too, much of is has nothing to do with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

There are some information signs as you walk along the sea from towards the museum, which describe the history of bathing at Arromanches, or the fashion in the days of the belle epoque. As you then look out to sea you can't help noticing that there are some sizable artifacts that aren't getting a mention. This must be to avoid... More 

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Visiting this museum was one of my best memorable experience! The documentary film which shows the significance of the Mulberry port is very usefull. This museum is highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This museum is an absolute must when visiting Normandy. It gives an excellent account of the whole story behind D-day and not just educational, it is full of artifacts and videos to get a full appreciation of the events 70 years ago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This museum was great because it focused mainly on the floating harbor. (I like museums that are smaller and focused.) The displays were very clear. Near the beginning is a really useful computer graphic display/video of how the harbor was built and designed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Very nice and educational museum. But its small and crowded! So wach out when busses full with tourists are unloading. It might be wise to come back later!

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Rayne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Probably the best if you want plenty of information on all the beaches on D-day in one place. Parking is not too difficult and the centre is right in the heart of the town and is great for visiting the Mulberry harbour

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wonderful museum of the Arronanches area. This area doesn't get the respect it deserves. Very worthwhile to visit this museum. Lovely seaside area. So much history of D Day here. Museum has lots of artifacts from all the different countries that participated in the invasion. Great videos in English about the building of the artificial port. Lots of artillery around... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Mum and I stopped briefly in arromanches and headed for this museum dedicated to the d day landings it has plenty of information, models of the set up and uniforms from many nations... There are video lectures and a large gift shop very good value for money. Well worth the visit...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The museum is situated on the sea front and offers good views of the remains of the harbour. Lots of excellent models inside to explain the construction of the harbour. Interesting short film (in English) to explain the historical context.

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