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Maisy Battery, Grandcamp-Maisy
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When the Allies landed at Omaha Beach to liberate France from the Nazis, they had to penetrate Maisy Battery, which housed well-armed German soldiers defending their territory. American Army Rangers took the battery, but at great cost. After the war, the Allies buried the camp and all it contained, virtually intact, for more than 60 years. Today, it's a museum that illustrates the sacrifices both sides made during the war. You can tour the bunker and its tunnels to get a hands-on appreciation for the spot's historical significance and the role it played in the liberation of France. Add Maisy Battery to your Grandcamp-Maisy travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Grandcamp-Maisy vacation planner.
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  • I had the pleasure of visiting Maisy Battery a couple of weeks ago with my girlfriend. We found it in one of the tourist information books but I had no prior knowledge of the battery before that. The ...  more »
  • This is not as well known as many D-Day sites but is one of the most interesting to visit as so much of this German battery is intact. You follow a map around the trenches and bunkers and really get a...  more »
  • Battery is amateurish, it can just maintain it. If they just put underneath shoulders with better paths, decent signs with explanation and entrance building can be removed much more. However, that approach also gives it a certain authenticity that impression.
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  • Really a waste of time. The structure of the battery remains vague, the trenches are newly dug and far from exciting. Mostly, it's uncounted ammunition storages and rusty canons. Too few info on the site is given. The owner seems to be a war nerd. No surprise it can barely be found in official guides.
  • One of the hidden gems in our tour of Normandy; well worth exploring.
  • I visited this battery last Wednesday with my aunt and uncle from the states and found it really interesting we had a great chat with Dan the owners son ,he was very knowledgeable about the events that happened at Maisy in 1944 and about the attack at point du hoc ,well worth another visit .
  • Very interesting place. You can see how German soldiers lived and how they were prepared for the D Day. It took 2 hours for me there.
  • Easy to drive by but....Don' t forget to visit this site! And let yourself be informed on the stories!