Fodor's Expert Review Musée du Débarquement

Arromanches-les-Bains Museum/Gallery

Little remains to mark the furious fighting waged hereabouts after D-Day. In the bay off Arromanches, however, some elements of the floating harbor are still visible. As you contemplate the seemingly insignificant hunks of concrete that form a broken offshore semicircle, try to imagine the extraordinary feat involved in towing them across the Channel from England. General Eisenhower said that victory would have been impossible without this prefabricated harbor, which was nicknamed "Winston." The Musée du Débarquement, on the seafront, has models, mock-ups, and photographs depicting the creation of this technical marvel.

Museum/Gallery Beach Historic District/Site Military Sight

Quick Facts

Pl. du 6-Juin
Arromanches-les-Bains, Normandy  14117, France

-02–31–22–34–31

www.musee-arromanches.fr

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Rate Includes: €7.90

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