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A holiday resort from the end of the 19th century
Renowned for its participation in the landing of June 1944 and the Battle of Normandy, the town of Arromanches-les-Bains in the Calvados department has been populated since the Iron Age. Wedged between its cliffs, the old Arremancia was successively Celtic, Gallic, and Viking, and housed a fort to protect itself from maritime incursions. From the 1870s and the development of the railway, this former village of fishermen and farmers became a sought-after vacation spot. City families came to spend the summer in the villas on the seafront or in the heart of the village.
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