With only a few weeks to go until D-Day we hope that those lucky enough to have accommodation booked in Arromanches – and the even luckier few who are staying with us at La Pommetier – are looking forward to the amazing experience that awaits them.
Every year Arromanches becomes a hive of commemoration and celebration for D-Day. Its several days of ceremonies, shaking hands with D-Day veterans stooped with chests full of medals, concerts, fireworks, vintage cars and memorabilia from WW2, and my favourite, the enthusiasts that come fully dressed in their wartime gear. Soldiers, medics, pilots, teddy boys and land girls – the dedication and attention to detail is fabulous. Kudos to them!
Word of warning: Arromanches gets packed and getting in and out of the village by car can be difficult at times. Parking is limited (although they open up parking in local fields) and can involve a bit of a walk. For those staying with us, we have four rooms and four parking spaces within our gated walls so you’re covered – just arrive and relax and take in all the activities. When it gets a bit hectic down by the waterfront, just retreat back to our garden 200m away and have some time out on a deck chair.