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Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 0231214687
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Well worth a visit and free! We stopped off on our tour of the area. Amazing to see the battery still in tact. Gives a real view of what it was like to be a German solider... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit and free! We stopped off on our tour of the area. Amazing to see the battery still in tact. Gives a real view of what it was like to be a German solider watching/defending the coast line.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to walk next to, inside, and on top of the batteries. A good stop if you have time but not necessary for the overall experience if you go to Pointe du Hoc instead.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a last big battery still standing, all the guns are there including the one that was pounded by the battleships Fantastic location , the batteries are in very good condition all things considered A must visit, combined with some googling of its history

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I am not a guns and ammo person, but this place fascinates. It is amazing that one can still get so close to the weapons that still sit where they have been for decades.

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Yes, one must see the very few German Bunkers that the allies failed to destroy. Germans were perfet in their engineering, and the US bombers had little to no effect. Once on land, the US easily destroyed the bunkers.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Not to be missed on the Normandy coast on the Omaha Beach side. here are the only German Blockhouses still intact..four of them, the first one was hot by an explosion...walk to the second and third. fter the forth there are stairs which go underground to the living quarters of the defenders.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visiting this German battery, which is largely intact with uncontrolled and free access for visitors, helps balance the mandatory visit to the Normandy beaches themselves by making it scarily clear the firepower which the allies were up against, much of which remained functional after the allied bombing in the run-up to the landings. Also the short circular walk to the... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the best preserved Normandy sites, as it was on DDay. The four bunkers are still there, one was mostly destroyed, the other three show the artillery damage and are aging but still very much intact. It is possible to walk through the bunkers out the back of the earth mounds. The firepower of the German Atlantic Wall is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Part of the Nazi Atlantic Wall with four long range gun batteries left as they were after D-Day. You can enter the bunkers and get a close look at the guns. You cannot miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The gun batteries are generally very well preserved, however within a couple of the guns parents should be aware of sharp metal parts before allowing children to explore and clamber inside. The floors in particular are fairly corroded and could give a child a nasty gash to the leg if they are not careful.

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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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