Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Normandy  /  Basse-Normandie  /  Calvados  /  Arromanches-les-Bains  /  Historic Sites  /  Remains Mulberry Harbour

Remains Mulberry Harbour, Arromanches-les-Bains

(4.8/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Visit Remains Mulberry Harbour to see what's left of an engineering marvel. A Mulberry harbor was a portable, temporary harbor for rapidly offloading cargo--men, vehicles, and supplies--onto the beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Designed by the British and built in England, the harbors featured breakwaters, piers, roadways, and more. Come here for an appreciation for the effort it took just to supply the troops. Put Remains Mulberry Harbour into our Arromanches-les-Bains itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Arromanches-les-Bains.
Create a full Arromanches-les-Bains itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Arromanches-les-Bains

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Arromanches-les-Bains by other users

17 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Normandy, Brittany & Pays de la Loire BY A USER FROM LUXEMBOURG August, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in France BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Normandy & Saint-Malo BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Arromanches is left of the places where you feel the most memory of the period of the Normandy landings. It is on this beach during the battle of Normandy after the D-Day June 6, 1944, the Allies established the artificial port of Mulberry.Des Giants caissons called "Phoenix", were built in concrete, mostly by the British, and towed across the channel, then assembled on-site. This was critical to the success of D-day and the battle of Normandy, all logistics has been impressive by its effectiveness. Visit it Museum, certainly one of the first to be created, that is really essential, and rich information. Military engineering on the impulse of Churchill (and apparently an idea of Lord Mountbatten), were doing extraordinary work, a technical feat. Facing the Sea you will see a few boxes (originally 60 meters long, up to 20 meters) that happily exist yet for memory, but who have never had the support policy in the past, to keep. May be the change of president of region will change the mindset, and do advanced things. A voluntary work of residents (horizon) is involved, and an application for registration to the Unesco heritage list is apparently in the Court. Today they are in danger of disappearing after resisting to storms for more than 70 years. Some elected officials have the very bad idea to settled wind, surrounding the number 75 of Courseulles offshore on sea, 175 meters high each, raising a strong emotion local and abroad. We hope that the memory of all our allies dead on our side, will be respected by preserving this scene intact. It is a very important part of our history.
    View original
  • Remnants of the artificial port Allied concrete of several tens of tons per piece. Very impressive.
    View original
  • I was fortunate enough to go to Arromanches in July this year and finally got to see the Mulberry Harbour being a WW2 buff it was a dream to be on the beaches (Omaha and Gold) where the D Day landings...  more »