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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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Frozen in time.

I loved this place. Relatively untouched and undeveloped its as though the battle happened only yesterday. great place for bunker hounds!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
LDBrumwell
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Ajax, Canada
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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this place. Relatively untouched and undeveloped its as though the battle happened only yesterday. great place for bunker hounds!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Longues Battery is a collection of blockhouses that housed German coast defense guns meant to oppose any Allied landing. Today, the concrete is crumbling and the guns are rusting, but I found them still potent reminders of the opposition that awaited the D-Day landings. Also of interest to me was being able to see close-up the way they were... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend a stop here. The Battery remains frozen in time. You can walk through and touch the concrete bunkers and cold steel and just imagine the power as shells were launched at their targets miles away.

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Thank lightningboy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to see the batteries several decades ago and they remain as impressive today. It's so easy to imagine how the Germans inside felt on the morning on June 6, 1944. Unlike a museum, you can walk inside and touch everything...the gun, the jagged shrapnel holes and the rough concrete and the Krupp reinforcing steel. There is no... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we were in the area we thought it would be good to go and visit very pleased we did. It gives a good insight of the d day landing you can look at where it happened see the beaches. Touch the guns that remain. Good for teenagers and adults.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can you say about this..... This puts it all into perspective when you stand beside the guns and take in their immense size and power. You can imagine what devastation they could rain down on the allied forces during the landings. Greatly preserved and a real must see when doing the battlefield tour...

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Clapham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. You should come here after you've watched "The longest day ". It really brings the place to life. It's incredible to think what was going on here on D Day. Imagine how you would have felt !?

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Thank Adrianwa2
Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the D-day 1944 l'assaut route. A welcome stop for free parking, toilets and tourist information as well as getting the children to let off steam in fresh air. Really impressive German gun emplacements that put 1944 into perspective. The children were able to walk in, under and over. Worth the trip even in the rain. They... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off at the battery while making our way to Arromanches-les-Bains. The most enjoyable part of this attraction is its' accessibility. To be able to enter into the bunkers, stand beside and touch the artillery guns and climb to the top and look out over the Atlantic really brought the attraction to life and makes such a change from... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few bunkers with the original canons still inside. It's a bit hard to find, however it's worth it! Four (4) bunkers are still more or less intact. It's amazing to see how big the canons actually were! Unfortunately the maintenance hasn't been carried out the last years and canons and bunkers are slowly rusting away...... There is... More 

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