PORT-EN-BESSIN

A cloudy day in a little port with a big past.

A mere 15 minutes by car from Bayeux lies the little fishing town of Port-en-Bessin. On Sunday mornings an open market takes place on its main strip and harbour with fresh fish and other local goods.

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Descending into the water is a little beach entirely composed of broken scallop shells.

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A plaque commemorating the heroic actions of the No. 47 Royal Marine Commando stands at the entrance of the beach where unbroken shells are placed at the foot of the monument in tribute.

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Read about the amazing events that forever marked this port:

  •  D-Day: Heroic battle in Port-en-Bessin from the Telegraph.
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