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

4.6
#10 of 25 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. By using our Azeville holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery) and other attractions in Azeville.
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  • Visit our pace with audio-guides. Immersion in well-preserved casmates. Very informative for young children.
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  • Can't understand why this place was so quiet, it is fantastic. We visited many museums whilst in Normandy but this was my favourite. All seven in our group found this really interesting. Included in t...  more »
  • Under ground tunnels to explore with audio which tells you all about the battery and history. Very interesting.  more »
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  • Tunnel experience is awesome. Several bunkers in good condition with some unique camouflage on the outsides.
  • The battery has a really good audioguide ( i think in the end it said it was made in co-operation with the history section of the university of Caen ) that explains a lot about D-Day and the battery of course, but also about the life of the soldiers before and their relation to the villigers. Really liked this one and would recomend it over visiting the Battery of Crisbeque
  • The Germans were well prepared - worth a visit to see how.
  • I was there few days ago and it was closed. I was disappointed. 2 Stars because we had a nice picnic on the top of a bunker :)
  • Very well maintained and hugely informative

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