Port-en-Bessin

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Port-en-Bessin is a small fishing harbour west of Arromanches in Normandy, situated between the American and British D-Day landing zones of Omaha and Gold Beaches, respectively.

The scenic waterfront and natural harbour also make it a popular resort for sailing. Around the little dock are quite a number of typical French caf├ęs and Bistros.

Port-en-Bessin is well known for the harvest of scallops. The pretty village lives to the rhythm of tides, the to-ing and fro-ing of fishing boats and the sale of fish at auction.