We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Longues Battery

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 259 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The guns are still there

Visit to see the remains of the battery with its guns in place. It's free and a pleasant stroll. Ample parking. Small info desk. Toilet facilities and outdoor cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Gary S
Add Photo Write a Review

259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
49 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visit to see the remains of the battery with its guns in place. It's free and a pleasant stroll. Ample parking. Small info desk. Toilet facilities and outdoor cafe.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
312 reviews 312 reviews
184 attraction reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We first visited this area in 2009. Nothing has changed, plenty of parking, clean restrooms and a beautiful cliff walk out to the German Gun Battery. The guns are pointed toward the D-Day Beaches and did considerable damage to the allied landings at Gold and Omaha Beaches and the ships that waited offshore. There were also machine gun nests protecting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warwick
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is definitely worth seeing. There are 4 gun batteries which fired on Omaha Beach on D-day. It isn't hard to imagine what it must have been like 70 years ago. It was interesting to find out that the indentations on top were part of the camouflage not bomb damage! These indentations would have been filled with earth and grass.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The only place on the Normandy beaches with German gun emplacements still standing; well kept site; a friendly informtion office

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Longues Battery is free to visit and one of the most interesting. It still has the original artillery in place, which is in surprising good condition. The view from the command bunker is stunning as is the view of the Mulberry harbour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Loveland, Colorado, United States
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was an interesting and worth-while stop. These concrete batteries were built to last and are still mostly in-tact with evidence of warfare and the battles that took place. It's amazing to imagine what it was like here over 70 years ago.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Meerbusch, Germany
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
stone
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wiltshire England
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Longues Battery also viewed

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados
 
Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados
 

Been to Longues Battery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Longues Battery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?