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Maisy Battery

Route de perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Educational Sites
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Absolutely brilliant, don't be put off by the entrance or a possible sign about the owners doing excavations, One phone call and 5 minutes later Dan opened the site just for us. Take a torch and stout footwear and try and speak to Dan the end of the tour as he has a wealth of knowledge. I wont spoil the... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited Camp Maisey on 9th Oct 2014 on arrival we thought 'not much here' and there was a phone number to call on the door. We called the number and spoke to Dan and he came straight over to open up for us. We'll we could not believe what an amazing site this was. Dan explained what they were... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I found this location by looking on trip advisor trying to fill a day, and thank god I did!! This is an incredible place to visit, from waking onto the site you are transported back to June 44 and really get a feel for the actions of the time. The site is restored in so much as the trench network... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Don't be out off by the outside, you can't see anything from the entrance and because it's privately run it can't afford the grand entrances of other places. Also make sure that have footwear for the muddy trenches! It is also definitely worth asking about the history behing Maisy and point du hoc.

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sheringham
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This really is work in progress, but I'm so glad I wasn't put off by the street view. When you walk through the site you get a strong sense of history, and yes , a torch would be useful. You can explore several bunkers and tunnels and the site is much bigger than I expected.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited this on the final day of our trip around Normandy having read a few of the past reviews on TripAdvisor. This is one amazing site, but as previous reviews DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THE OUTSIDE!!! This is a privately run site which is still developing but as you will discover this site is far more important... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stumbled upon Maisy Battery by chance and almost didn't go in. I asked some people who had just come out, whether it was worth it and they said 'yes definitely'. So glad I was convinced, as this is the best attraction in the DDay Landing Beaches in the American sector. Sure visit Pointe du Hoc and the battery at... More

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Chippenham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I went on a trip with scouts and we visited and got a tour by Dan (son of the man who owns the site) who cut short his holiday to show us round the site and it is interesting if you get all the background stories. it is surprising that you can't see any of the guns from the mound... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I stumbled on the Maisy Batterie via the amazing reviews on trip advisor, so we headed along the coast from the US cemetary for a look. It was closed (despite it being 3pm) and a note was stuck to the cabin door which said 'closed for a private tour, open tomorrow'. Our next stop was Cherbourg, 85km away perhaps, but... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Discovered this place after doing a search online, From the first impression nearly didn't bother stopping, but everything is hidden from view! The English owner was very knowledgeable and passionate about the site, even though it was quite busy he was happy to talk to us for ages about his collecting of WW2 artifacts and the history of the site.... More

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