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Musee du debarquement

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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 Saint-Michel, Chateaux Country...

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Fascinating in every detail ...

This museum is dedicated to the construction and the operation of the artificial harbours, codenamed "Mulberry", which were designed and built in the UK and towed across the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum is dedicated to the construction and the operation of the artificial harbours, codenamed "Mulberry", which were designed and built in the UK and towed across the Channel to Normandy after D-Day to facilitate the logistical build-up in the bridgehead. You need at least an hour in this fascinating museum to take in the detail, and you will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We decided not to miss this museum and learned a lot about the artificial port here in Arromanches built after D-Day to supply the troops for the liberation of Europe. Very interesting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I regard this as one of the best military museums in Normandy. The bi-lingual staff are very friendly. It has two theatres and runs two free films (7 mins and 15 mins) on a regular cycle, which explain how D-Day was planned and how it unfolded in the local area. The friendly staff announce when each film is about to... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ended up following a guided visit and watching the film. Very, very interesting! What is especially cool about this museum is that it is right in front of the remains of the artificial port so as you learn about how it was constructed, you see it! This grounded the whole experience and made history seem more alive. We really... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

All models and exhibitions are largely static, but you do get to see a 15 minute film of events. There is the obligatory shop at the end of the Musee for souvenirs and purchasers.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went with kids, pretty crowded but the models made it more interesting for all of us. Hand held speakers with English translation for the movie were really handy. Nice beach for kids to play on afterwards, while adults could marvel at the scale of the achievement of building the artificial harbour My 8 yo son rates this attraction 3.5dots

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The models of the Mulberry Harbour are very good and help show how it worked and its scale, allowing you to put the ruins still in the bay into context, It was quite busy and the tour groups were difficult to get around.

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great little museum with interesting artefacts, models and stories about the landing on the beaches in June 1944. I appreciated that it covered all of the allies that were involved in the effort. Glad we visited before touring the beaches and other sites.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This museum tells the story of the amazing feat of engineering that was Arromanches harbour. There are models showing how the harbour was built, artefacts and a very good slide show in both English and French that tells the story of how and when things happened visually. Definitely worth a visit and once you've done this you can step outside... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This small but effective museum concentrates on a very interesting, and very important, part of the D-Day operation. It's located right on the beach, where part of the harbor operated. For me, the best part was the short film showing what went in to the harbor's construction; then walking around outside the museum and the beach.

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