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$ 3620
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 Tours
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Duration
20 days
Price
US$ 4910
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 Tours
Heritage & History Tours
Duration
26 days
Price
US$ 6240
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.

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