Maisy Battery, Grandcamp-Maisy

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#16 of 44 in Historic Sites in Calvados
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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  • August 13, 2017
    Wow. This place is phenomenal. We were on a group tour and our travel company added this to our itinerary and we are SO pleased that they did. We had a group of 35 high school students who were all co...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Discovered by chance, but very impressive location to visit! Authentic and not commercially exploited. Certainly the underlying story about why this place in most history books not listed is intriguing. Staff are very friendly and willing to tell about extended the impressive history of this place! 1 tip: draw on rainy days, not your latest shoes on, you literally walk through the trenches with its mud! :)
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  • August 12, 2017
    Little world but must visit between the trenches and the blokos entry 6 euros but worth it
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  • August 12, 2017
    Fantastic day out with a real sense of history walking the original German trenches. We have been twice with a number of years between and there was so much more to see as they are constantly finding and restoring new areas.
  • June 16, 2017
    I was here in April 2017. It is a truly remarkable site. Anyone interested in D-Day must visit here. This site was discovered almost by accident.. When you get there, buy the book for the complete story of how this place was uncovered. Truly amazing.
  • August 24, 2017
    C47 restoration really good. The interior of the casemates too overloaded and not so much in line with what really happened in the site. Visit this before going to the Pegasus bridge Museum
  • August 29, 2017
    Very interesting.. a lot of German buildings bunkers etc.. not very developed but has a lot of potential
  • February 16, 2017
    A great hidden gem of the area. Fun to run from bunker to bunker. You can get a sense of what it must have been like living and working in this kind of complex. Nice displays.

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