La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), Azeville

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#10 of 74 in Historic Sites in Manche
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Located near Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the Azeville Battery consisted of a dozen casemates, including four blockhouses with 105 mm heavy guns, 350m of underground tunnels, underground rooms and ammunition storages. The position was held by 170 German gunners. Guided tours of the Azeville battery offers insight into the German coastal defences and the battle that took place here. Add La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery) and other attractions to your Azeville trip itinerary using our Azeville route planning app.
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  • Well kept and maintained gun battery where you get an idea of how the German soldiers were living while occupying Normandy. An audio guide is included in the entry price. I personally found it a bit....  more
    Well kept and maintained gun battery where you get an idea of how the German soldiers were living while occupying Normandy. An audio guide is included in the entry price. I personally found it a bit....  more »
  • Great site with an personal audio presentation while walking through the bunkers and getting a close feel of all that has happened. Unexpeded highlight you should visit. 
    Great site with an personal audio presentation while walking through the bunkers and getting a close feel of all that has happened. Unexpeded highlight you should visit.  more »
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  • Worth a visit. Decent network of underground tunnels connecting various rooms. Audio guide is full of information related to design and engineering. Need at least one hr. No guns are present.
  • Very informative audio tour and I was impressed with how much of the tunnel system you were able to see. Small, but appeared to be brand new gift shop/visitor center. Perhaps not worth going far out of your way for, but a great stop as part of a larger sightseeing itinerary in the area.

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