Musee du debarquement, Arromanches-les-Bains

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Located in front of the actual vestiges of the Mulberries, Musee du debarquement devotes its exhibits to the incredible feat of technology the British achieved in building the artificial harbor at this site. Watch the period newsreel in English and French. Impressive, dynamic scale models show how the floating docks rolled with the waves and tides. A 75-foot section of Mulberry floating bridge is on display outside. Military equipment is also on view, including an American half-track armored vehicle and a Higgins boat. Using our international travel planner, Arromanches-les-Bains attractions like Musee du debarquement can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's small museum as the others that you could find at the landing beaches. But each of them gives you adifferent perspectives of the challenges that the landing forces faced 75 years ago  more »
  • Very nice Museum full of info on the landing. The models illustrate the work done by the allies both upstream and during the landing. The guide is a passionate man, alive and his speech is very explanatory and fluid. Just for that I recommend
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  • Museum of emotions. Very nice clear and precise explanations make us understand the whole history of this artificial port. I highly recommend the visit
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  • Fascinating and beautifully done. There were also slide shows and a movie about the Landings. It made clear how innovative and resourceful the designing engineers were and how their Port Winston harbour changed the outcome of the war. It shows what can happen when a group of talented people are told what an objective is, and instructed to find a solution to the problems. This is not one to be missed.
  • Nice model and a short film. But all in all very limited. Some random items here and there without much context or explanation. For a more enjoyable experience at a lot lower cost I would advise you to go to "Liberators Museum Normandy 1944"
  • Excellent museum with labels in French and English. This museum tells the story of the D-day landings at Arromanches which was special due to the artificial harbour assembled within a day of the landings. The artifacts, text panels, and photographs are all expertly done but the real stars are the dioramas and the films. Films are shown in English and French and announced at regular intervals. The dioramas are detailed and helped me understand the how the complex and brilliant solution of a floating harbor was built and why it was crucial to the Allied victory. Entry fee was only 8 euro per person; a great value. Parking is free off-season (December) at the lot in front of the museum. This museum has it all.
  • One of the many fantastic D-Day invasion museums to check out. I highly reccomend any of them to learn about an incredibly important piece of history.
  • Fascinating visit. Incredible how quickly they built the artificial port.
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