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Maisy Battery

2 Route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
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Fascinating D Day Bunker Complex

We visited this site after giving our 14 year old daughter & friend the choice of which D Day... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2015
Stuart B
Southampton, United Kingdom

Really interesting place.Very atmospheric after all the other polished sites in the area.wandering... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2015
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 Route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

We visited this site after giving our 14 year old daughter & friend the choice of which D Day museum to visit. It's a big contrast to the much more commercialised looking museums in the area, and is great as you can take a map...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Really interesting place.Very atmospheric after all the other polished sites in the area.wandering round the trenches discovering lots of different areas of the battery.

Thank nikkismum
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This is an absolute 'must see' for anyone who wants to know, see and feel WW2 history! Moreover this is a real changer of history!

Thank MJbLimbricht
Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a great place to visit. It is quite hidden away, so do not be fooled by the entrance. It is less polished than other museums in the area, and the fact that it is still being uncovered makes it more interesting. The landowner...More

Thank T O
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Maisy Battery landowner Gary Sterne gave a fascinating tour of a German defence site in Normandy and made it clear that accounts of historical events cannot be taken for granted. Gary described in detail the structures he has so far unearthed at the site; and...More

Thank 1959Justin
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fantastic World War Two battery excavated and run by a Brit who has amazing stories to tell about the place. Fits in well with the history of Point Du Hoc and the landing beaches. Amazing to see the original trenches and buildings used by the...More

2  Thank Blow1t
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very interesting visit. Last year we went to Pointed Du Hoc which we enjoyed. After reading TripAdvisor we stopped at Maisy Battery. The experience was rewarding. I would like to see what they could do with a financial backer. It is sight that could be...More

2  Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a must for anyone who want to get the full story of the days after the landings in this sector. As they uncover more of the site and the story this site will become more and more interesting.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this great place by accident on our way to the little seaside town. We were greeted by the enthusiastic son of the owner. He explained all about how they had dug out the trenches and bunkers that had been filled in over...More

Thank abbeyangel
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Maisy Battery was recommended to us in the UK. So thought we would visit and see something of D Day that wasn't as commercialised. Gary met us and made us welcome and had short chat with us (after he was able to have more of...More

1  Thank CB20142014
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Procedures for physical access to the property and specific hours when open and accessible during period from April 29-May 9, 2017. I have recently read Gary Sterne's book, "The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach: D-Day, the US Rangers, and the Untold Story of Maisy Battery."
January 26, 2017|
Response from Dan M | Property representative |
Hi, Glad to hear you have read the book. I hope you have enjoyed it. During that time frame we will be open from 10AM - 4PM every day. If you would like to visit outside of that or book a private tour with myself please... More
Hi: Can you provide me with the contact information for Gary at the Maisy Battery? I will be visiting in January when, I understand, the Battery is normally closed, but I also understand that he sometimes gives private tours...Thanks a lot! Steve in Kansas
November 28, 2016|
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Response from Dan M | Property representative |
Hi Steve, You should be able to contact us through the website. Sadly I cannot post website names or email addresses on here but google should find us no problem. Best Wishes Maisy Battery