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Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 0231214687
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Up close with history

This was near our campsite. We arrived mid to late afternoon and didn't use the cafe or facilities. Having the opportunity to walk through the bunkers and touch history was just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Rock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was near our campsite. We arrived mid to late afternoon and didn't use the cafe or facilities. Having the opportunity to walk through the bunkers and touch history was just great. I would venture a word of caution if you have a sit on the barrel of the guns, they are highly polished and both my daughter and I... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Definitely visit this area if you are in Normandy. A very interesting remnant of history that has been preserved. We saw it while on the Overlord tour, which I definitely recommend. Expect to spend 40 minutes here to really explore. A tour guide will help put things in context.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There is nothing here apart from a small snack shop, car park and four concrete gun emplacements with three mostly intact guns (the other gun is lying in pieces in the remains of the bunker). It's free to park and visit and you have unrestricted access to walk around the guns. There is a small board with some information on... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My grandfather was in a Lancaster of 582 Squadron that was tasked with bombing this emplacement. Sadly, I t was to be his last target and last flight.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Well worth a visit if you're in the vicinity. 4 gun emplacements, 1 has been part destroyed (probably by allied bombing). The last gun battery is in surprisingly good condition, considering it's 70 years old. The German engineering is excellent and they were made to last. You can see holes, bullet strikes all around the emplacements. It really is an... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The remains of the costal battery on the coast. Many of the gun emplacements are still in such good condition and can be viewed close up along a flat walkway. And its one of the free attractions in the area.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A German battery consisting of four casemates each housing a 150 mm gun on a clifftop over the English Channel was a key element of the Atlantic Wall constructed after the invasion of France. Illustrates how difficult it must have been to destroy the guns because of the structures that protected them and how effective they must have been in... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are remotely interested in WWII this site gave the Allies navy a day long battle. A key note is the scene with Major Pluskat in the film The Longest Day was filmed at the communications bunker. Pluskat was actually at WN 59 near Port -en - Bessin. This site is well preserved - don't miss the communications bunker... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We'd tried the Normandy beaches of Omaha and sword in the hopes of seeing something of hitlers Atlantic wall but failed. This was the best place to find it. Great.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Amazing must see remains of the WW2 Atlantic wall coastal battery overlooking the Normandy beaches, and FREE to visit. The only gun battery in the region that retains its original 15cm guns in their concrete casemates. The nearby undamaged observation command bunker perched on top of the cliffs is also accessible (bring a torch), and was used in the film... More 

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