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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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Dallas, Texas
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151 reviews 151 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Even after 70 years there are still some concrete barriers left for you to see! They were built to last 1 to 2 years. It gives you real insight into all the planning and execution of the D Day invasion and subsequent military actions (troop and supply loading).

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

We had a lovely day looking out onto the harbour, the remains visible to the eye. For a detailed account of the d day landings visit the museum de denarquement

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Waterloo, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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61 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
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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