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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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  • You can immerse yourself in the history of this place by simply being there. Thank you. It was easy to imagine what this site was like during the German occupation - and on D Day. 
    You can immerse yourself in the history of this place by simply being there. Thank you. It was easy to imagine what this site was like during the German occupation - and on D Day.  more »
  • Brilliant place to visit. Everyone in our group found it fascinating. It was lovely a quiet when we went. The audio tour is exceptional with loads of options to go in to more detail at many points.....  more
    Brilliant place to visit. Everyone in our group found it fascinating. It was lovely a quiet when we went. The audio tour is exceptional with loads of options to go in to more detail at many points.....  more »
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  • An awesome, historical experience! This place is unique.
  • I visited all the batteries in Normandy during my D-day tour. And I must admit that this was the best one. On first sight you don't think this battery is great because they don't display a lot of guns. But the underground tranches and the audio information was just great. Most of the times I don't like these audio informations tours. This because they always give you information that you already know. But not here. They explain the beginning of the bunker and the battle. They do this in your own languages so you can understand everything. The details they tell you are amazing. The part a liked the most was the story about the battle near the bunker and the effect that the battery had on d-day. The tickets were not expensive and the parking is free. This is a must see for people that come to Normandy for the war.

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