Arromanches is a coastal village in Lower Normandy France, about 25 kilometers from Caen, which was the geographical center of the Normandy landings during WWII. The village is tiny (about 500 people), and is still "dead" during the winter. They have 2 types of tourists, French tourists who come to the coast to spend the summer and tourists who base their visit to get to know the Normandy landings. In the summer it is overflowing with tourism, accommodation and services. In winter many of the restaurants and hotels are closed, and there is only a souvenir shop and a bar.If you really care about history, I'm sure to get close to the beach and see the scene with the big floating ports will give you goosebumps. Although the remains of the port that made the Allies are few, and somewhat damaged, it is hard to imagine how they were 60 years ago. Despite the small size of the town it has 2 museums, which are dedicated to the Normandy landings. One large format screens movies about the war and the landing, and the other is more interactive pieces on display, history and computers. The tour can be extended in time and space, as you want. It all depends on what you want to walk on the beach, climbing hills and cliffs that at the end of the beach, etc.. Arromanches is also a good place to start visiting other peoples who lived near the Normandy landings.
One way to notice historical events is going to the Normandy landing beaches. One example is Arromanches. Not Omaha Beach, but not detract from the building of tourist things. This tiny coastal town has a museum of WWII, where we can find the basic pack guns, tanks, plaques, uniforms etc .... The tiny structure that houses the memories of one of the bloodiest wars contemporary history, brings a ton of artifacts and things from soldiers, and witnesses of the landing. There are also many representations of plasterboard that remind us how weird may be the tributes to the fallen and the facts that remain in the memory of those affected. It is interesting to take a walk around the museum. We find shops where we can buy from a real town landing to Nazi medals, letters from soldiers, clothes, snuff boxes of the time and a lot of elements that could never have imagined being sold. Definitely a show at least interesting and unique.