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Longues Battery

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Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 0231214687
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We visited late in the afetrnoon. Really amazing to see and definitely a must see if touring the Normandy beaches.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
tasmin s
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the walk around the batteries. We were told that vehicles could not be taken into the area as there wasn't a road. However, we found that there was an area that we could have taken our car to, and that there was a road down to the beach.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited late in the afetrnoon. Really amazing to see and definitely a must see if touring the Normandy beaches.

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California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times before and brought my latest group this trip. This is a very real example of the German WW2 firepower and it makes you think how it would have been to be a German soldier in these bunkers and working the big guns. The area is free to visit, well maintained, has good parking and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always wanted to see the concrete that Hitler thought would last a thousand years. It isn't going to! Very well maintained artifacts and another testament to the bravery of the people who went a shore and others who fought to overthrow the tyranny

Thank Northvanbear
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed visiting this FREE attraction. Very interesting and illustrated the power that the allies were up against in 1944. Also interesting to see some guns still in situ. Thought provoking!

Thank kerryb111
Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A free, and fairly quick visit to Longues is an absolute must for D-Day enthusiasts. The four big guns at this German battery are almost haunting. As you walk from the first to the fourth bunker, the guns and bunkers are in better and better condition, and serve as a reminder of the Atlantic Wall's capability and the bravery of... More 

Thank Jem J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Free to walk around and take in the immense size and power of the guns and battery. Could possibly have done with more information, however there are tours you can pay for so I guess for free you cant complain. Well worth a visit if you're in the area

Thank Heidip77
Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Another key part of the German Atlantic Wall defenses. Although they were convinced that Calais was the most likely invasion point, Rommel was an excellent tactician and felt that defenses needed to be built up throughout Normandy. In 1944, a building program started in earnest pushing the Allies to invade before the construction was complete. When you see the massive,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We visited on a cool, slightly misty morning which gave the surroundings atmosphere. Guided tours are available but are not essential as you can freely access the site. Some walking involved as there are the four main emplacements then the observation post at a distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is by far the best preserved component of the German Atlantic Wall that defended the Normandy coast. It consists of four concrete pillboxes, each housing a 150mm long-range gun. Holes and tears in the metal shields protecting the guns bear testament to the aerial and naval bombardment that destroyed the emplacements within 24 hours of the Gold beach landings.... More 

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