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49.3390° N • 0.6224° W

Visit Arromanches-les-Bains and breathe history

Time travel, Unforgettable sceneries

The first thing you see when you arrive to Arromanches-les-Bains is the great view of the beach. Then you notice some concrete structures in the water and on the beach. That’s when you start to wonder what happened here.

Those concrete structures are the remains of the German coastal fortification and of the artificial harbour built by the Allies.

On 6th June 1944, allied forces landed on this beach. Their goal? To free Western Europe from Nazi control. 25,000 British soldiers landed in Arromanches-les-Bains in one day – now that day is known as D-Day.

The harbour was built in a short time to unload the ships. If you want to relive the D-Day with a unique experience, visit the “Musée du Débarquement” or the “Cinéma Arromanches 360”.

Close to Arromanches-les-Bains there are more beaches to visit – all sharing the same history.

You can watch movies and read books about history but being at the real locations where the events took place makes you understand so much more. We were happy that we could experience this and want to encourage you to visit this place as well.

Practical Information

Arromanches-les-Bains (coordinates: 49°20′24″N 0°37′16″W) is located 250 km from Paris, and 30 km from Caen. To arrive there by public transport (from either of the cities) take a train to Bayeux from where you can catch a bus to Arromanches-les-Bains.

To explore the ruins of the landing structures go to the beach early morning at the time of the low tide. Otherwise, the water will take over them.

To visit Musée du Débarquement see the website for opening hours and the entry fees.

To plan your visit Cinema Arromanches 360 see the website for all practical information.