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Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 0231214687
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An eerie feeling

We visited Batterie de Longues in a spooky fog. We saw the German gun emplacements and imagined the fear in the sailors off shore as they were shelled from these indestructible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney
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602 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Batterie de Longues in a spooky fog. We saw the German gun emplacements and imagined the fear in the sailors off shore as they were shelled from these indestructible concrete terrors. Awesome to walk amongst the gun emplacements.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this site over 8 years ago,it was free then but now the entrance area has been totally updated (entrance fee to enter) but now comprises of a very interesting and informative museum that alaws you to pass through the bunkers before visiting the batteries. A very poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by these men for all of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many of these bunkers and guns are in great condition. You can easily walk among the 4-5 bunkers and then walk to the lookout near the clifftop. There is no fee to visit this site and the sidewalks are paved. Parking is free and very close to bunkers.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Being able to walk into the bunkers and touch the cannons was a surreal experience. The area is very scenic and offers plenty of opportunities for memorable photos. There is no admission fee and this site is usually not very crowded.

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Suffield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We visited here as part of a Landing beaches tour via Viking River tours. Our licensed tour guide was very thorough in her description of how and why these were built. Sadly, the labor to build them came from the local farmers. I strongly recommend a licensed tour guide to fully appreciate this attraction.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Completely uncrowded site. As other reviewers have said, seeing the guns and the bunkers is one thing, but then to stand behind them inside the bunkers looking out to the sea helps to put the difficulty of the invasion in perspective. Only 15 minute drive from historic Bayeux, this is a trip easily done by yourself without need of a... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

To stand in the Nazi fortifications, imagining the D-Day invasion with the bombardment that preceded was a singularly mving experience.

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england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Remarkably they still stand having been part of the Atlantic Wall, completed in May '44. In one you will notice that the gun's armour is 'peeled away' from behind indicating it had been attacked or sustained an explosion. I thought these installations would have been overlooking a beach but they are inland. The forward observation post you can explore on... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Visits to the Longues Batter and other gun emplacements making up the German Atlantic Wall are fascinating. From inside we were left wondering about the hardship of life within, and the heroics of those who dared assault the site by sea. The explanation of the site is limited, so best to bring your guidebook!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Well preserved gun installations that makes it worth to visit. No need to go with a tourist guide unless you want some detailed explanation but I think the position of the guns and the view on the beach explains it all. For those with children : I would appreciate it if you would tell your children that there are things... More 

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