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Remains Mulberry Harbour

Harbor of Arromanches-les-Bains, France, Arromanches-les-Bains, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Waterloo, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
62 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

From the site of the Arromanche D-Day Museum, one can see the remains of Mulberry Harbour, a temporary safe haven and landing point for supply ships that were supporting the WWII Normandy Invasion by Allied Forces. In an enormous feat of military engineering, concrete and steel structures were floated across the channel from England and anchored near 14 sunken obsolete... More

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Ipswich, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Considering the Mulberry harbour was only geared for a 7 month mission, its still there. She may be worn and rusty but she is still impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great stayed four days here nice friendly although I don't speak a word of French. Try find the bicycle graffiti on the wall!

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Salida, Colorado
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The pictures and movies do a fair job of showing us what it looked like but imagine the German shells landing on the beaches where you stand today, imagine the young allied troops poring ashore from the ships, and imagine the construction of the artificial harbor taking place among all the chaos.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I knew very little about this artificial harbour before visiting the Normandy beaches. This is well worth a visit - have a look from the top of the cliffs (near Arromanches 360) first, then walk down into Arromanches-les-Bains and walk onto the beach to get a closer look. Fascinating.

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

We visited the site at high tide and saw very little apart from a few pieces sticking out of the waves. However you could still get a feel of the size of the harbour and how difficult it must have been to construct it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

You can really see the size and magnitude of the artificial harbor from the pieces that are still in the ocean.

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Riverview NB Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As my brother and I were touring the beaches I suggested we visit this harbour as he had never heard about it. We ended up parking up a side street as the main parking area was full. Very narrow streets with lots of small tourist stores. The tide was out so enabled us to walk up to some of the... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Everything you read or have heard about this eerie place is true and should be on you must see list. Best to visit at low tide as the beach is very flat and more of the remains can be seen close up after a short walk across the sand

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Cute town but very touristy lots of buses pulling in. We saw the harbour remains but not enough time to see the museum. The harbour area was very large. Free town parking down the road from center. Short walk to town and I noticed 2 public toilets as we walked. Some shops closed when we were there on a Sunday.... More

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