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Arromanches 360 Cinema

Shows archive footage gathered from around the world of the Battle of Normandy. Film in High Definition on 9 screens helps you relive the events.

TravelCurious Tip

After the film, take the footpath down into Arromanches itself - it has beautiful views of the town.

The nine screens of the Arromanches 360 cinema literally surround you with the history of the Allies’ 100 day campaign in Normandy, and the result is both immersive and powerful. The building itself perches dramatically on top of the Arromanches cliffs, from where you can look down towards the sea and take in one of the two artificial Mulberry Harbours used by the Allies to land successfully in the swell. A combined trip to the cinema and the beach where the remains of the harbour rest is a perfect day out for anyone with an interest in this period of history.


The Magnificent Eleven

The film itself is a serious achievement, both of artistic expression and of historical record. It draws together British, French, American, Canadian and German footage, most of it previously unseen, in a 19 minute account of one of what was arguably WW2’s most pivotal episode. It begins by detailing the horrific D-Day landings. Here special tribute is paid to Robert Capa, one of a few brave photographers who came ashore with the first waves of Allied troops. Under continuous and heavy enemy fire, he captured a series of images which have come to be known as “The Magnificent Eleven”.


Civilian Casualties

You can watch the weeks drag on as the Allied offensive pushes deeper and deeper into Normandy, with the German divisions being gradually and inexorably worn down. A lot of attention is rightly given to the innocent bystanders who lost their lives during this time. Around 15,000 French civilians are estimated to have died in northern Normandy during the pre-invasion bombing campaign alone, with the same number again perishing during the ground campaign itself. This film is a deeply moving testament to them, and to the soldiers who liberated France.


Nearby Attractions

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German Cemetery
This cemetary contains over 20,000 soldiers from the German armed forces, and is located in the near the village of Cambe.
Omaha Beach
The other American landing site, there were heavy casualties with 2500 killed in action in the first wave.
Pointe du Hoc
The heavily fortified high point between Omaha and Utah beaches, which was stormed by a Ranger assault team.
American Cemetery
The resting place for thousands of American soldiers that died during the Normandy landings.
Bayeux
Home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry that tells the story of the Battle of Hastings.
Caen-Normandy Centre for History and Peace
A new exhibition space at this museum deal exclusively with the Invasion of Normandy, a key episode in the liberation of Europe.

Related Tours

Private Excursion to Historic Normandy
This day-long tour provides you with an all-encompassing experience of D-Day, the defining moment of WWII, with visits to key landing points, churches, museums and cemeteries. With over 12 nations involved in what was the largest-scale air and land mission in history, for the sake of depth, this tour explores the Americans’ role in D-Day. As there is so much to see, however, your tour guide will be happy to adapt your itinerary according to your interests. You will be transported from Paris to Caen to all of your destinations by luxury car, so the nature of your experience will not be weather-dependent and you will have the opportunity to frequently relax over the course of a long day. There will also be opportunities to stop off across Normandy’s wonderful countryside along the way.

  • Relive the key moments of D-Day with visits to Omaha and Utah Beach.
  • Visit the American cemetery, where all the American troops who lost their lives are remembered.
  • Explore the Caen-Normandy Centre for History and Peace and see a panoramic film of the landings at the Arromanches 360 Cinema.
  • Stop off for lunch in the beautiful city of Bayeux.
  • Comfortable car-travel provided for the whole day. Your experience of Normandy will not be affected by rain or bad weather!
  • Adaptable, tailored tour experience: Work with your guide to get the most out of your time. Do what interests you - you are welcome to change your itinerary on the day.                                                                                                                                                                                                         
You will begin at the Caen-Normandy Centre for History and Peace, which will provide you with a good background to the events of ’44 for when you go on-site later in the day. Stop off for lunch at a quality restaurant of your choice, recommended by your expert guide, in the charming city of Bayeux before visiting the places that became legendary subjects of history and film. 

Go beyond mythology to learn about and relive the trials and tribulations the Allies faced in overcoming the Nazi forces. You will visit the church, Sainte Mère-Église, where paratrooper John Steele was caught on the spire and feigned death, hung from his parachute, defying all the odds to eventually escape capture. You will also see Pointe du Hoc, where 225 rangers climbed cliffs over 100 feet high to capture and wipe out a German artillery battery; the tour also includes a visit to Utah and Omaha Beach, the latter being where the Americans constructed an artificial harbour to supply its troops with equipment. There will also be an opportunity to pay your respects to the brave 9,387 American soldiers who were laid to rest in the American cemetery which overlooks Omaha Beach.

You will learn about the ins and outs of the war and D-Day from your expert guide who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. At the end of your tour you will be able to put yourself in the shoes of the brave soldiers who took part D-Day at the Arromanches 360 Cinema, where you can experience a panoramic view of the landings, complete with sound and archival footage.

Estimated return time to Paris is 9pm - 10pm 
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