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Arromanches-les-Bains in Calvados Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheurs

Arromanches-les-Bains : A fishing village

 

—Mon village se raconte —

 
Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheurs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
1. Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheurs Marker
Inscription. En français:
Arromanches, constamment menacée par la mer, n’a jamais possédé de port. La première cale permettant aux pêcheurs de remonter leurs embarcations à l’abri fut construite en 1821. La grande cale reconstruite en 1856 était le centre d’activité du village. Les marins pêchaient essentiellement le hareng et les huîtres. Ils les vendaient ensuite aux enchères aux estivants.

Mais cette pêche florissante s’éteignit à la fin du XIXe siècle, au profit du développement irrésistible de la vie balnéaire. Il était plus avantageux pour les pêcheurs d’organiser des promenades en mer ou de louer aux estivants une partie de leur maison l’été, que de subir les aléas du dur métier de pêcheur.

English:
Arromanches, which has always been in danger from the sea, has never had a port. The first slipway was built in 1821. It enabled fishermen to bring their boats back to shelter. The large slipway, rebuilt in 1856, was the centre of village activity. The sailors mainly fished herring and oysters and sold them at auction to the holiday-makers.

However, this flourishing fishing business died out at the end of the 19th century in favour of the inevitable development of the seaside resort. it was more profitable for fishermen to organise boat trips or rent out a part of their house in the
Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheurs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
2. Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheurs Marker
summer, than to suffer the uncertainties of their profession.
 
Erected by avec la participation des habitants d'Arromanches. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 49° 20.436′ N, 0° 37.349′ W. Marker is in Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker is on Quai du Canada, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Quai du Canada is foot traffic only. Marker is in this post office area: Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie 14117, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Logistics Corps Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); L.S.T. & Landing Craft Association Memorial (about 120 meters away); Merchant Navy Seamen Memorial (about 120 meters away); Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons Memorial (about 120 meters away); Mulberry Harbours Memorial (about 120 meters away); Passerell de Route Flottante de Port Mulberry (about 180 meters away); Allan Beckett Memorial (about 180 meters away); Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Arromanches-les-Bains.
 
More about this marker. The captions under the photos at the top of the marker read, from left to right:
Le pêcheur Camille Lithare (Fisherman
Arromanches-les-Bains : View from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
3. Arromanches-les-Bains : View from the marker
Camille Lithare)
;
La grande cale et les falaises de Fresné (The large dock and cliffs of Fresné);
Vente aux enchères de poissons (Selling fish at auction).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
<i>Pêcheur Arromanchais - Vente aux enchères</i> / Selling Fish at Auction image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Bernard, circa 1910
4. Pêcheur Arromanchais - Vente aux enchères / Selling Fish at Auction
This postcard uses the same picture as the top rightmost picture on the marker.
La Grande Cale et les Falaises de Fresné (The large dock and cliffs of Fresné) image. Click for full size.
Postcard by ND Phot., circa 1910
5. La Grande Cale et les Falaises de Fresné (The large dock and cliffs of Fresné)
This postcard is the same as the top middle picture on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 177 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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