The visit

The 360° cinema

Located on the Arromanches clifftops, the Arromanches 360 Circular cinema dominates the remnants of one of the two artificial Mulberry harbours set up by the Allies.

A film into the heart of the Battle of Normandy

"Normandy's 100 days", directed by the authors of the Apocalypse serie: 19 minutes of unseen footage

Thanks to a film shown on 9 screns in HD, discover exceptional archive footages collected from around the world that tell the whole story of the 100 days of the Battle of Normandy.

This film is a tribute to the men of all nations who fell and to the 20.000 civilians killed during the liberation of Western Europe that gave rise to so much hope.

A technical and artistic performance that gathers archive images unpublished for the most, and coming grom various countries' funds such as Canada, the United States, Germany, England and France.

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The Arromanches artificial harbour

Located on the Arromanches clifftops, the Arromanches 360 Circular cinema dominates the remnants of one of the two artificial Mulberry harbours set up by the Allies.

On 8th June 1944, two days after the liberation of Arromanches, the first Phoenix blockships were sunk. They formed a dike that sheltered the ships from the swell when they unloaded their cargoes. Some "whale" floating roadways and some platforms following the movements of the tide completed the deployment.

On 14th June, some ships started to unload their cargo. In 100 days, "Port Winston" permitted to land 400 000 soldiers, 4 million tons of equipment and 500 000 vehicles. It remained active until 1st December 1944.

A few dozen "Phoenix" blockships are still visible today and continue to keep the waters of Arromanches smooth.

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