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Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 0231214687
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Incredible place to see the guns used in D-Day. Definitely get a tour, they have English and French speaking tour guides this will give you more insight into what happened and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Incredible place to see the guns used in D-Day. Definitely get a tour, they have English and French speaking tour guides this will give you more insight into what happened and how the guns were operated. There is a drinks/ice cream stall but this only opens from Midday!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visited here in the afternoon during the middle of the week. Sun was shining and the quiet of the countryside was pleasant. It is free to visit and parking is free. Toilets also free. The guns are neat to check out. Climb up on one of the concrete batteries to get a good view of the area. Walk down through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Incredible historic site and nearly 100% intact! It was really interesting to see the sheer size of the artillery pieces and it was incredible they were still intact and probably in the last position from which they fired! One of the best sites in Normandy!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

By visiting here, you can see the unique example of the guns still in situ. All other batteries have had them removed. This means you can see the size of the guns, their emplacements and, quite impressively, the view they had out to sea and the invasion fleet they'd have been faced with on 6 June 44.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were told this is the only site that still has the original guns in place. Supposedly after the war, the government went around tearing out all the guns the Germans had placed, but the fellow who owned this land refused to let them take them. Said it was his land - so they were his guns. Must have been... More 

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Santa Fe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We learned a lot about German defenses on this portion of the WWII Atlantic Wall.This particular battery was designed to shell ships at sea, as opposed to Allied invaders on the beach. That is clear from the bunker construction, which has openings too narrow to aim very far to the east or to the west. Well worth a visit.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This site has been left nearly intact and is an excellent site to get an idea of what the famed "Atlantic Wall" was like during WW2. The gun battery and surrounding buildings are impressive and give you a real feel for what the Allied forces were coming up against.

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My young boys had seen this the previous year and wanted to take me there. We had fun not just seeing the massive guns but also clambering all over these emplacements and generally romping around. It doesnt take very long to see it all. One great way to visit it is to go by bike, but with kids I just... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

These guns are relatively intact; 3 of the 4 survived, although they are very rusted obviously. Great to see how the Germans constructed these massive structures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

The guns still remain intact, and are able to walk inside the bunkers. A 5 min walk takes you to a forward observation bunker, and from there are great views along the coast. The shop in the car park does a great sweet crepe. Highly recommend a visit.

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Address: Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 0231214687
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Longues-sur-Mer

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