Arromanches, in full Arromanches-les-Bains is a seaside resort in the Normandy region of northwestern France. It lies on the English Channel, 6 miles northeast of Bayeux. During the Normandy invasion of World War II it was part of the Gold Beach landing area and was taken by the British 50th Division on D-Day. Arromanches is remarkable for the artificial harbor that was constructed to facilitate the off-loading of equipment and materiel. Pre-fabricated concrete supports, steel spans, and floating piers were towed across the channel in sections and aligned perpendicularly to the beach. Some of these structures are still visible on the beach today.