Remnants of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

Arromanches and the Mulberry Harbour

Anthony Bourdain:

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

A good place to start a tour is the town of Arromanches. Here the Allies build a artificial floating harbour a so-called Mulberry in just 12 days and 6 days later more than 300 000 troops and their equipment had been landed.

Remnants of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches
Remnants of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

Out in the sea you can still see remnants of the pontoons and barges that were used.

For a visit to the Arromanches museum: CLICK HERE!

Arromanches also hosts the large 360 degrees movie theatre just outside town, whish gives you a “closeup” feeling of what happened here.

The 360 Cinema just outside Arromanches
The 360 Cinema just outside Arromanches

 

When in France, dress up like Frenchman
When in France, dress up like Frenchman
The peaceful and lush surroundings is in stark contrast to what took place here in June 1944.
The peaceful and lush surroundings is in stark contrast to what took place here in June 1944.

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