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Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 21 46 87
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Longues Battery

It was amazing to get a close up look at the guns that guarded the French coast. It's a free park with a very small parking lot.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing to get a close up look at the guns that guarded the French coast. It's a free park with a very small parking lot.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free park where you can walk paths & see several well preserved artillery pieces in their bunkers that the Germans used for coastal defense in WWII. Parking is free & there is a small visitors center. A food & drink stand is also there outside the visitors center. It takes about an hour to see everything walking... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got to see the amazing history. Great views. Great canons. Along the D-Day route. A great and short stop. Parking available.

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Göteborg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well preserved canons defending the coastline. The bunkers are empty, but the interest is to see the only intact canons left. Don't miss the observation bunker closer to the coast. Highly recommended

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Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This place is located between the Allied landing beaches of Gold and Omaha, and was a strategic location for the German's in defending their positions during World War II. There are a total of four 150-mm guns in various stages of decay in this site. Be sure to take the time and walk around to appreciate how spacious some of... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

It felt unbelievable to walk around this gun battery site which remains as it was during the Second World War. Good to visit a genuine site as opposed to a reconstruction

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

An interesting place to see if you are close by. There are still guns in place in different levels of decay. It's a 20 minute walk round the site but if you only have time to see 1 German gun battery then Pointe du Hoc is the bigger location.

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Oswestry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

After Maisy this is the most impressive of all the remaining sites of the Atlantic Wall in Normandy and a true ‘not to be missed’ site because it has not been messed about with. What you see is what was left after the invasion, no frills, no fancy visitors centre, no viewing platforms just the damaged remains of a gun... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip. To see the size of these things is impressive enough but when you stop and consider what it was that damaged gun number one to such an extent that the barrel ended up detached makes you realise the power of the weapons of the day. This is well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here about 1800. Wasn't overly busy. The batteries are well preserved and you can walk in and around 3 of them. Further down toward the coast there are another few bunkers which provide a great view of the channel. If you like WWII history, this is a must.

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