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In the centre of the town, on the sea front, is the
Landing Museum, with interesting exhibits and
models of the Mulberry Harbour (Port Winston),
the remains of which can be seen off the beach.
To the east of the town is a memorial, adjacent
to which is the famous 360º cinema, which
is well worth a visit to gain an insight into the
feelings and experiences of those taking part in the
landings and the aftermath.
The memorial site is up a hill and can be accessed
either on foot, by taking the free ‘train’
that departs from outside of the main museum, or by
Parking in Arromanches is limited, and you may consider
going straight to the memorial site and parking there,
visiting the town by way of the footpaths or the ‘train’.
To the east of Arromanches, are the British, Canadian
and French landing beaches (Gold, Juno and Sword),
all of which can be accessed from the coast road.
To the west are the American landing beaches (Omaha
and Utah), all similarly accessed from the coast road,
although Utah Beach is a fair distance away and is
best visited separately.
Near to the landing beaches are the respective Allied
Depending on whether or not the landing beaches are
visited, the return to the cottage can be made through
St. Lo (after Omaha Beach) or Caen (after Gold, Juno
and Sword Beaches).
Otherwise, the return can be made by reversing the
original route, through Bayeux.