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Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France

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Experience a historic site that hasn't been prettied up

Our family really enjoyed going through and over the German gun emplacements. We'd read the Rick Steves introduction to the site, and for our kids (ages 8 and 10) that was enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Meerbusch, Germany
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Meerbusch, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our family really enjoyed going through and over the German gun emplacements. We'd read the Rick Steves introduction to the site, and for our kids (ages 8 and 10) that was enough information to fuel their imagination and curiosity. It was a sunny but hazy day, but even so we were able to see some of the sunken ships at... More 

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stone
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6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

you really get the feeling these casemates were build to last! These bunkers still containing their guns must have appeared as a formidable obstacle to the troops on Omaha beach. Although only a simple site it is well worth a visit as part of the jigsaw that makes up the D day assault.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is an excellent place to take a picture and to learn more about WW2. Visit here if you want a treat!

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Wiltshire England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Day two on a d day tour, the bunkers and guns are still intact after 70 years, you can see the scars of war on each bunker, you can just imagine the guns firing on the ships, the brave british infantry capturing the site, an amazing place to visit and free, dont forget you can get some lovely french cider... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited the battery after a visit to Bayeux. It was humbling to imagine being a soldier on either side during D-Day, imagining how it would have felt to look out to sea and see the hoardes of British forces appearing as well as picturing the young allied soldiers attempting to climb the impenetrable cliffs. Definitely worth a visit out... More 

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Norway
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The best known battery on the Normandy coast and also the one I would recommend all first time visitors to see. This was the first site to see when I came to Normandy for the first time. After that first visit I have spent many hours exploring or just sitting on top of one of the casemates. Free parking and... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

70 years later and the battery and the guns still in place .The history of this place is amazing.If you arrive by car later in the day after the tours leave you will have the place to yourself.On the way have lots of small French villages to walk thru.Stop on the way at some of the farmhouses advertising their cider.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is the only surviving inland bunkers so they are a must see. You can explore them and see the actual gun pieces still undisturbed.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

shows how Atlantic Wall would have looked then bristling with guns. Must see Has guided tours. Classic all ages to tour For vets esp.

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bristol
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35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Came here with the kids , they wanted to see an authentic gun placement and this is probably the best there is to see . A somber place but an important place to see . Brings home the true horror of the war from both sides.

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