ARROMANCHES – Arromanches

Arromanches-les-Bains or simply Arromanches is a town in Normandy, France, located on the coast in the heart of the area where the Normandy landings took place on D-Day, on June 6, 1944. It is a commune of the Calvados department, in the Basse-Normandie region. Arromanches-les-Bains is situated approximately 25 km northwest of Caen. Neighbouring towns include Port-en-Bessin and Courseulles-sur-Mer. The town lies along the stretch of coastline designated as Gold Beach during the D-Day landings, one of the beaches used by British troops in the allied invasion. Arromanches was selected as one of the sites for two Mulberry Harbours built on the Normandy coast, the other one built further West at Utah Beach. Sections of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches still remain today with huge concrete blocks sitting on the sand, and more can be seen further out at sea. There is also a museum at Arromanches with information about Operation Overlord and in particular, the Mulberry harbours.

Release Dates

2005

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: ARROMANCHES
  • Country: France
  • Available: yes
  • Location: ARROMANCHES, France