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Arromanches-les-Bains

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Arromanches-les-Bains - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados
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Made famous by the landing of Normandy, Arromanches-les-Bains is a seaside resort of nearly 550 souls. Planted on the Atlantic coast, the city offers a double tourist attraction: on the one hand, the numerous places of recall of the memory of this famous landed life and on the other hand, the sweetness of life of the Norman coast. It is therefore a town full of history which opens its doors to you, and especially those of a unique place: the artificial port of 1944. This infrastructure, established by the allies on June 6, 1944, Landing of 9 to 22,000 tons of equipment per day at the height of the battle. The Mulbery port, as it was named, took office on June 14 and played a decisive role for the allies insofar as the deep-water ports were still in enemy hands.

Geographical information

MunicipalityArromanches-les-Bains
Postcode14117
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Latitude49.3390210 (N 49° 20’ 20”)
Longitude-0.6224150 (W 0° 37’ 21”)
Surface area1.37 km²
Population555 inhabitants
Density405 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (40 km, 39 min)
Insee code14021
IntercommunalityCC Bessin Seulles Mer
DepartmentCalvados
RegionNormandy

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Côme-de-Fresné2.1 km (5 min)
Tracy-sur-Mer2.1 km (5 min)
Manvieux2.9 km (6 min)
Ryes3.8 km (7 min)
Asnelles3.8 km (7 min)
Meuvaines4.9 km (8 min)
Longues-sur-Mer6.2 km (9 min)
Magny-en-Bessin6.4 km (10 min)
Crépon6.5 km (9 min)
Bazenville7.8 km (13 min)
Sommervieu7.9 km (11 min)
Vaux-sur-Aure8.2 km (10 min)
Le Manoir9 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Do not miss to see the remains of the artificial harbor still visible today, followed by the very detailed explanation you will hear at the museum with a guided tour. With the little train (free), you will climb the cliff to admire the bay of Arromanches and conclude with Arromanches 360 °, circular cinema.

It is in a postcard frame that the famous artificial port was erected in 1944. Two large cliffs frame the site. You will be able to walk along the Digue, a coastal walk so named by locals, and so tread the ground where this fabulous landing took place. To complete your knowledge of history and this mythical place, the landing museum opens its doors. Models, weapons, collections are gathered to give you an accurate view of this period. Climbing to the top of the cliff, you will have a view over the remains of the artificial harbor. There, a 360-degree circular cinema invites you to plunge into history as if you were there.

Another historical curiosity, the church of Saint-Pierre, patron saint of fishermen, dates from 1857 to 1870. Its neo-Romanesque style will not leave you indifferent.

On the ocean side, activities are multiplying. You can enjoy yachting, scuba diving and all the sports related to the sea. On the land, a pony club welcomes you for horseback riding. Unless the mini-golf no longer tempts you for a party endiablée with family or friends. The more athletic will go for a game of tennis, while the little tourist train takes visitors around the city. A public garden equipped with games welcomes the smallest. And finally, a round of merry-go-round will be welcome.

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Events and festivities

At the end of July, classical music invaded Arromanches-les-Bains with its classical music festival.

In August, every Thursday and Sunday, get ready for a run.

In mid-July and mid-August, the flea market moves into the city. On the program, many stands of antique objects that will make the happiness of the chineurs.

At the end of July, the Rain Festival opens its doors. Numerous dance performances are at the rendezvous.

Finally, in December, the Christmas market takes place in Arromanches-les-Bains in order to prepare the end-of-year celebrations in a festive and friendly atmosphere. It's time to find your last gifts!

Detailed information

D-Day Festival Normandy
A festival in honour of freedom regainedMay / June 2018

Photos

Beach
Beach
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Landing Museum
Landing Museum
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Panorama Arromanches
Panorama Arromanches
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House by the sea
House by the sea
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City
City
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Landing Museum - Military Equipment
Landing Museum - Military Equipment
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Laundry
Laundry
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Arromanches Landing Museum
Arromanches Landing Museum
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Saint -Pierre Church
Saint -Pierre Church
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Church of Saint Peter - portal detail
Church of Saint Peter - portal detail
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inside the Saint-Pierre church
inside the Saint-Pierre church
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inside Saint Peter's church
inside Saint Peter's church
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inside Saint Peter's church
inside Saint Peter's church
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Beach
Beach
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military equipment
military equipment
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military equipment
military equipment
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military equipment
military equipment
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military equipment
military equipment
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military equipment
military equipment
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city
city
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city
city
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the Mayor
the Mayor
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Lavoir
Lavoir
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Weather

Monday 21 august
Min. 16°C - Max. 23°C
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Tuesday 22 august
Min. 16°C - Max. 27°C
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Wednesday 23 august
Min. 16°C - Max. 22°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Jeep Ride along the D-Day Landing Beaches
Culture and education40 € Asnelles (2.7 km)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (26 km)
2-Hour Cookery Workshop at Manoir Sainte Croix
Local flavours49 € Fleury-sur-Orne (28 km)
Kitesurfing lesson at Cape Cabourg
Sports sensations125 € Cabourg (38 km)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (40 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan-les-Marais (45 km)
The Willows
Village visitEasy1h00Fresville (54 km)

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