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Longues Battery

West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Traveler Description: Longues-sur-Mer is the only coastal defence battery on the Landing Beaches to be classed as a “Historical Monument”. A major construction in the... more »
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Dallas, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Longues battery is the only one of 20 such Atlantic Wall coastal batteries along the Normandy coast that still has some of the original guns in place which could hit both Omaha and Gold beaches. I was glad to be able to actually go inside the 4 gun batteries and the one command and fire control bunker (that was used... More

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Leciseterhire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We took 2 children to the Battery site after a day at Arromonches and the museums there. The site is amazing and only there did the 7 and 9 year olds get any comprehension of the human side to the battle. The site showcases the German defence engineering whilst the location allows a reflective glimpse into those posted there and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you want to gain a perspective on the guns and their emplacements over the D Day beaches this is well worth a visit. It lacks explanations and refinements but its rawness and the fact that the original German Guns are still in-place makes it a great place to gain perspective.

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Sydney
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was great to visit this sight and see the battery up close. You can go inside the various gun emplacements and there is also a short walk to a lookout post. It is also possible to see the mulberry harbour at Arromanches from here. The only downside was a group of obnoxious french teenagers on some sort of school... More

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Sydney, Australia
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69 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Spent quite a while trying to locate the Longues Battery. Found the area and wandered through the grass to the batteries. There were not a lot of people around, and we could spend our time wandering around the batteries and looking at the guns. Some where in very good condition (considering the age). Again, it is good to see that... More

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Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The battery is a powerful reminder of the ugliness of war. The guns and bunkers are in good condition in places and definitely worth a visit. However, what a shame that no-one has thought to put up some boards with information. To be fair the sight is free and open all the time but it would be great to have... More

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Fontainebleau, France
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Found this place by accident, and we are so glad we did, it is a really interesting place to walk around. Sadly there is not really any information at the site, we had to read up on the battery after we left. It was amazing to see how well the guns and underdround bunkers have been preserved, and also seeing... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This site is not very well sign-posted but nevertheless, people manage to find their way to it. This shows what a mammoth task the Brits had to endure. You can walk around and into all of the casemates and some of the guns are still there. It is very well kept and set in beautiful surroundings. An amazing history lesson... More

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West bromwich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

What a great experience. Still has original guns. Well worth the visit. Makes you see what a task the Brits had to endure to combat this fearsome complex. I was stunned. Not a lot of info, but most visitors are well read on the subject

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Like many have said in the comments, this site is not well sign posted, but is a very well preserved German gun battery. You can walk around and into all the casemates. It is very well kept and is set in beautiful surroundings. The day we were there in early July a little coffee shop (hut) was open and there... More

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