Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer

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Located on the coast between the D-Day landing beaches Omaha and Gold, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer is the only battery where you can view original 150 mm (6 in) guns. In 1944, the Germans built the battery, which consisted of four navy guns, each protected by a large concrete casemate, a command post, shelters for personnel and ammunition, and several defensive machine-gun emplacements. The night before D-Day, the battery was heavily bombed. On D-Day, Allied forces landed on the beach. The next day, the Germans surrendered. From this strategic point on top of a cliff overlooking the channel, you'll have a terrific panoramic view of the landing beaches. Arrange your visit to Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer and discover more family-friendly attractions in Longues-sur-Mer using our Longues-sur-Mer online travel route planner.
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  • Considering these casements are not managed overtly and sit open 24/7, they are in remarkable shape. The facility gives a good idea of the size and disposition of fortifications away from more built.....  more
    Considering these casements are not managed overtly and sit open 24/7, they are in remarkable shape. The facility gives a good idea of the size and disposition of fortifications away from more built.....  more »
  • Fantastic find on a drive along the coast, small free car park. Really nice to see batteries with guns still and to walk inside them. Really made me stop and think about what had happened in the area. 
    Fantastic find on a drive along the coast, small free car park. Really nice to see batteries with guns still and to walk inside them. Really made me stop and think about what had happened in the area.  more »
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  • This spot is worth a quick stop on a tour of D-Day sites along the Normandy coast. There’s no information or facilities here - you just park and can explore the battery on your own. Three of the 4 guns are mostly intact and you can walk through the bunkers. This is the only place you can see German artillery still in place, so it’s a good way to get a sense of what the German defenses were like.
  • An easily accessible battery with artillery gun positions, command point at the top of the cliffs and lots of associated defensive positions, ammunition storage etc. To be clear, for the time being these are just features in the landscape that you can explore for yourself - this isn't a guided tour, or health and safety approved historic monuments. For some of them you might appreciate bringing a torch. That may change though as it looks like they are building a big car park and possibly visitor centre.

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