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  • luxuryvoyage
    Switzerland3,279 contributions
    The history of the artificial harbor is fascinating and a masterpiece of the builders. Remains of it are still there. It is worth a visit if you have already seen the other main sights and still have time left. We were a bit disappointed by the small town and the museum, all very compact and full of souvenir stores. The old-fashioned museum will soon give way to a new building, which will hopefully be more attractively designed than the current museum.
    Written December 26, 2022
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  • pyegirl
    Rome, Italy1,379 contributions
    Super informative, great location. Appears as if it is undergoing construction and will move soon. The exhibits are very informative and bring the history to life.
    Written October 6, 2022
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  • epipon1969
    28 contributions
    I’ve been to several museums in the area that have a 360 cinema and although this one is good the one at Caen is better. There is a small display of WW2 memorabilia and story boards as you enter the foyer. The gift shop is okay, the best part of the visit are the views out to sea and the town along with the memorial garden just outside the main building.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Ronaldet
    603 contributions
    Arromanches-les-Bains , one of world war 2 allied landing site. Military amphibious equipment are seen on the beach area even today to provide how mass the allied landing
    Written August 27, 2022
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  • Eaton_Out
    Greenville, SC459 contributions
    This place did not look like much from the outside but turned out to be a good venue. This is well worth a visit if you find yourself in Arromanches. Wasn't this Gold Beach??
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • Kathrine
    Pennsylvania499 contributions
    We are glad we finally visited the Normandy area of France and the extensive history that lies along these shores. The amazing feat of a temporary harbor is just incredible to see first-hand. To see some of what remains from 1944 is proof it all happened here. We were there at high tide so unable to walk on the beach, but many pieces are still remaining to see. The town of Arromanches-les-Bains is nice to walk around and enjoy for a few hours.
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • Dragon789wv
    1,122 contributions
    My wife and I were here on a tour. Unfortunately, time was limited, else I would have gone into the Museum there. As it was, we were able to get an idea of what this area 'contributed' to the WWII effort.
    The shops were also good.
    Huge "breakers" set up to mitigate some of the strong waves that would come onto shore, thus possibly disrupting Allies' boats. This was supposed to have been one of Winston Churchill's ideas. A temporary port, meant to be used for couple months, was used for 5 months. Mulberry Harbor became Port Winston. Almost 3 million men, millions of tons of supplies and 1/2 million vehicles arrived at Port Winston - amazing and hard to imagine over 2-3 months.

    BTW: If you want a Normandy cap showing June 6, 1944 - this is the place to shop. After we left Arromanches, a couple of the other tourists saw my cap and wanted one, but we never saw any caps like mine anywhere in France.
    We also met a 98-year old WWII survivor that fought here and it was nice to have a short chat with him.
    All in all, wish we had more time, but that's one of the problems with a tour. Still, we enjoyed the brief hour+ here.
    Written October 19, 2019
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  • Kathrine
    Pennsylvania499 contributions
    The tank is sitting at the curve going up the hill to the 360-degree theater. There are also picnic tables, minimal parking and a wonderful of the town and sea. We arrived from the other direction, parked near the tank, had a picnic, walked into town and then up to the 360-degree area at top of the hill.
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • dunadan
    Lynnwood, WA2,500 contributions
    This was our first stop on our day-trip out to see the D-Day memorials and sights, and it was a fine introduction to what we were going to see later that day. The engineering expertise and planning that went into ensuring the supply lines to support the Allied trips in their invasion of Europe often gets overlooked, but without it, the divisions and armies that liberated the continent wouldn't have gotten far.

    There are several other memorials on this bluff, all worth exploring, and the views are incredible, even more so when you consider what this area must have been like 75 years ago. Truly awe-inspiring, and sobering.
    Written July 4, 2020
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  • R1chardN
    Surbiton, UK601 contributions
    We visited the 360 cinema and also the Mulberry Harbour beach. You have access to both of these and the garden when parking in the 360 cinema car park.
    The monument is very thought provoking. The design and materials used are unlike those used in any other monument that I have seen in this area.
    Written October 27, 2022
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  • Aglassortwo
    Melbourne, Australia226 contributions
    Very interesting to walk through the main square and along the waterfront of this village where the landings at Gold Beach took place during WW2. We were there just after the 75th celebrations of that event, so plenty of visitors still around. Various bits of ordinance and weaponry are mounted for display, and if you look out into the bay you can still see sections of the Mulberry Floating Harbour which the British towed into place immediately after the landings. The Musee du Debarquement is nearby if you want to find out more. Cafes and tourist shops can cater for your food need or souvenirs. Other landing beaches stretch out along this piece of the Normandy coast as well.
    Written November 22, 2019
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  • R G
    Dublin, Ireland948 contributions
    Its spire was destroyed on 9 July 1944 by a British Navy shell aimed at German forces, and has since been rebuilt , its interior is a mixture of Gothic to Renaissance architecture .
    Written September 15, 2019
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  • niall r
    3 contributions
    Great little bar with excellent service. Very clean facilities best of any small bar I've visited across several continents. Music is awesome and Charlotte is very friendly. A little gem of a bar!
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • Lindnuck1
    Los Angeles, CA186 contributions
    Wife and I walked past here on our way to dinner and there was a pouty looking teenager manning the tables while one couple played on the course in the distance. We figured what the heck, let's make her day, and she was pleasant once we came up to her. The course is short and fun, and you should go simply to support the local business.
    Written August 7, 2017
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