"A peaceful war theatre" Port-en-Bessin-Huppain by Mikebond

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 39 photos

I visited Port-en-Bessin with my parents during our stay in Basse-Normandie. We had rented a house in Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes, very close to it.
Port-en-Bessin lies on the beach that was called Omaha Beach after the landing on Normandie on 6th June 1944, when the liberation of Europe started. This village had been conquered by the German troops and today it is worth visiting for the German defensive posts that were built on the beach.

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  • Pros:it has a beautiful beach
  • Cons:it reminds of sad times of the European history
  • Last visit to Port-en-Bessin-Huppain: Aug 2001
  • Intro Updated Dec 17, 2005
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2006 at 9:33 PM

    C'est triste, mais le mur de l'Atlantique, n'a pas été construit par les Allemands mais par des entreprises Françaises travaillant pour les Allemands et certaines ont fait fortune. Je ne suis pas sûr que toutes aient "payé" cela à la Liberation.

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