"Musée du Débarquement" Arromanches-les-Bains Things to Do Tip by ranger49
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If you are here it is likely that you have an interest in the momentous events of June 1944. If so you should visit the Museum.
It was the first memorial/commerorative facility of its type to open - almost exactly 10 years to the day after D-Day - on June 5th 1954. Looked a bit tired on my first visit in 1985 but was given a complete updating in 2004.
On dry,sunny days as well as cold wet ones it is always busy. However it is laid out in such away that you can keep moving, and every half hour or so a couple of dozen or more people may go to see the film that is shown alternately in French and English in the comfortable little cinema...we discovered it was the same film we had already seen at the Rangers Museum in Grandcamp Maisy but watched it in French this time.
The exhibits, photographs, old documents and newspapers provide a very full background account to every aspect of Operation Overlord. Together with examples of actual military land vehicles and ships, models and displays, an informative and very moving impression of those dark days of the occupation are re-created.
The shop has a good collection of military books for the serious historian as well as lighter material for younger readers. There are also educational games, toys, and useful souvenirs.
Address: Place du 6 Juin 14117 Arromanches
Directions: You can't miss it - this is a small village.
othercontact: Museum shop tel. : +33 (0)2 31 5
Phone: Phone number : +33 (0)2 31 22 34
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