Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique

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Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique

Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The bunker was built in 1943/44, on a special design. I fact, as the coast was very low, the Organization Todt had to erect the 17 meters tower to increase the range finder’s range. This was the Fire Control post of the defenses of the river Orne estuary and the canal entrance. These consisted in six 150 mm french guns, on the beach of Riva-Bella, served by men of the 1st Battery, 1260th Coastal Artillery Batallion and four 150 mm french guns, near the water-tower, served by gunners of the 4th Battery, 1716th Artillery Regiment, 716th Infantry Division. On june, 6th , it received a lucky direct hit, fired from a 380 mm gun of the H.M.S. Frobisher battle cruiser which made the Bunker unoperational. During the morning, british troops of the n° 4 Commando were intrigued by this unforeseen concrete tower. They made two attempts to get inside without success. They were content to withdraw with their wounded men.The Bunker was finally captured by the lieutnant Bob Orrell who took 53 prisonners, on june, 9 th. He was promoted captain the next day.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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wyze2013
Paris, France20 contributions
A great experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
Contrary to sanfrandragon, I didn’t feel at risk when visiting. You can keep your distance from other people and of course there is ventilation inside - how would the servants have survived if not ? The visit was really interesting, the building is quite unusual (« Sonderkonstruktion » - special construction), its history well explained and its use and goals perfectly revived and documented. Go, you won’t regret it !
Written August 3, 2021
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sanfrandragon
London, UK11 contributions
Avoid if you are worried about catching COVID or if you think you may need to use the toilets.
Jun 2021 • Couples
This place is not COVID secure in any way. There’s no hand sanitiser anywhere, they let far too many people into an unventilated building and the toilets were filthy.
It’s the first time I felt ‘at risk’ and we left pretty quickly.
Long queues to pay, only one person on the till whose also taking phone calls. Everyone squashed in, there’s no way to socially distance there at all.
Written July 27, 2021
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turtonm1401
Leigh, UK94 contributions
Great to visit when waiting for a pm ferry.
Nov 2019 • Couples
What a great place to visit with family. See how the invading army fortified the area around the port looking out to sea and for the allied attack that came.
Written January 7, 2020
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Dibleygirl
Southampton, UK281 contributions
Evocative reminder
Jul 2019
We visited the Bunker not really knowing a great deal of its history, but enjoyed our visit enormously. We could only imagine how terrifying it must have been to be ther during WW2. This is an essential visit for anyone interested in military history.
Written January 5, 2020
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Airborne 44 Tours (Normandy to Bastogne)
Bastogne, Belgium22 contributions
“The other side of the coin”
Aug 2019
An amazing museum full of genuine pieces of German WW2 history. Visited it a great number of times with my clients over the years, and they all love it. Learn the fascinating story of how a young British officer and his men gained entrance into this fortified bunker. A must when in Normandy.
Written January 2, 2020
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IFeet
Perth309 contributions
Excellent presentation and worth seeing
Jul 2019
We have seen many of the WW2 museums etc along this coastline, and were particularly impressed with this one, with it's great self-guided informative tour and realistic 'still life' setups. Some unusual items in the bunker, showing a totally different side of the war. Well worth a visit.
Written December 27, 2019
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Mark Burgess
Wimbish, UK270 contributions
Brilliant
Nov 2019
A must for any visit to Normandy. The bunker is fantastic with some quality artefacts to relive how it would have been during June 1944. The gift shop is quite good as is the LCV that was restored and used for the filming of Saving Private Ryan.
Written November 29, 2019
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Ignace B
Roeselare, Belgium896 contributions
Mixed emotions.
Nov 2019
This is a unique site: highest bunker I have ever seen, great view, many W II objects.
But after seening the Caen Memorial you will only remember the size of and view from this site.
Written November 17, 2019
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Rick C
Couture-d'Argenson, France33 contributions
Nice place to experience
Sep 2019
We visited Le Grand Bunker with friends.. Everyone enjoyed the museum and it showed a different side of the war. It is certainly worth taking the time to visit while visiting the Normandy region.
Written November 8, 2019
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kawaguy
New Westminster, Canada1,052 contributions
A different perspective
Sep 2019
We liked this because it added details not seen elsewhere. Climbing the ladder to the top was safe and worthwhile, and the views explained why the Germans would have built this, for its commanding views. There were also mockups of the various activities that would have been ongoing here.

I've attached a picture, and would be pleased if anyone can tell me where those distant spires are. Fairly sure I was looking WNW, but I can't match what's on the horizon with any maps.
Written November 6, 2019
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