Arromanches Mulberry Port - WWII historical testimony

  • Arromanches sur Mer is known for its artificial port called “Mulberry” that was constructed during the second world war in 8 days. It reaches 5 miles and was finished just before the Normandy invasion. At that time, it was a technical prowess to be able to build a deep water port in such a short timeframe. It is a proof of the industrial and technological exploit of the war.
  • Enormous blocks of cement were dragged from England to let them drop near Arromanches so the big war boats could moor and discharge the hundreds of soldiers and war vehicles and weapons it had on their board on the D day.

Arromanches 360° movie theater

More recently, an important attraction that we recommend is the 360° movie theater called Arromanches 360, which projects a movie made up of archives about the invasion of Normandy. It is not just a documentary, it is a moving and intense experience so the spectator deeply feels what happened. The dramatic scenes of the Normandy landings on the D day will plunge you right at its heart.

 

D-Day sites & other visits in Normandy

  • We have worked on daily itineraries in Normandy so our travelers can discover WWII history as well as this beautiful region’s gardens, historical sites, gastronomy and lovely people. As you will see on the internet, there are dozens of landing sites you can visit and you will feel lost to make a choice. 
  • Based on your country of origin, we have selected few landing sites that we think are very representative of what happened on D-Day so you will feel and understand what happened on the Normandy beaches. 

 

Check out our tour samples taking you to Bayeux & Arromanches area

Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 4620
Region
in Normandy, Loire Valley & Paris

Follow the waterways in France from the Norman beaches on the Atlantic coasts to the Loire river, its castles and wonderful gardens . . . ending along the Seine river banks in Paris.

Heritage & History
Towns & Villages
Duration
20 days
Price
US$ 6580
Region
in Alsace, Burgundy, Loire Valley, Normandy & Paris

From East to West, discover the Northern half of France at your own pace. Visit Alsace, Burgundy, the Loire Valley, and Normandy, ending your wonderful adventure in Paris.

Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
Duration
26 days
Price
US$ 7120
Region
in Paris, Loire Valley & Normandy

This itinerary will take you to three of the culturally richest regions of France, at a relaxed pace and away from the beaten tracks. We recommend flying into and out of Paris for this itinerary.

Wine Tasting
Heritage & History

Our Travelers’ Reviews

Linda & Michael
When we received our packet, I was amazed with all the info. Emilie put into it for our trip. We needed more time in the day for places on our daily agenda that we did not get a chance to visit. We will just have to return and finish them on the next trip to the Loire. Flo and Phil's, Les Bournais was a charming place with wonderful accommodations …
Don
We heard about Emilie from a friend who used her travel services twice. They spoke so highly of her we figured we had to visit France just to meet her. We traveled to the Loire Valley with another couple and she interviewed us separately to understand what we wanted to see and do and what we didn’t want to do. As a result, she designed a perfect …
Beverley & John
We've just come back from an amazing holiday planned by Emilie. The detailed guide book and all the maps and brochures we received were way beyond our expectations. The information on local customs and language helped us immensely during our stay in France. Emilie was prompt and courteous answering our many questions while planning our custom tour …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Cynthia & Roger
from the US
in Monet's House and Gardens in Giverny
Beverley & John
from Canada
In front of the Louvre pyramid in Paris
Sharon & Maroun
from the US
in Burgundy
Georganna, Caroline & Julia
In Etretat cliffs
Kathy & Mark
from the US
Truffle Hunting in Provence
Stuart
from Australia
Who stumbled upon Alice Cooper rock star in Galeries Lafayette in Paris
Athena, Joanne, Don & Paul
from the US
Spending a day biking in the Loire Valley
Georgia & Matt from Australia
Cooking fresh stawberries from Carpentras in Provence
Cathy & Rich
from the US
Walking Mont Saint Michel Bay
Pam & Mercer
From the US
In Paris
Linda
From Australia
Making Chou-Buns at Valerie's
Sharon & Gary
from Canada
In Chambord castle - Loire Valley