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Maisy Battery, Grandcamp-Maisy

Categories: Historic Sites, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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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  • One of the best D Day sites there is, well worth the 6 euros entrance fee. Partially excavated but you can appreciate how important this site was in context of the D Day landings, historian Gary gave ...  read more »
  • This is a warts and all experience. Trenches and bunkers as they were when the Germans occupied them not sanitised and Disneyfied as is Point Du Hoc! The entire site is over 144 acres with just one of...  read more »
  • 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 .
  • Easy to drive by but....Don' t forget to visit this site! And let yourself be informed on the stories!
  • A must see! Outstanding look at a German heavy gun battery, bunkers, and trench system. You can't see anything from the small gravel parking lot because everything is below ground level and screened by brush so don't drive off. There is a huge complex to be explored just a few feet away.
  • This site was on our list of visiting places on our trip of 3 days to Normandy. Unknowing of the story of this place, we arrived at the entrance and parked our car. Since there is not that much to see from the outside (most of it is below ground level and in trenches) my brother said to me "I don't think this will be much" but still we entered. We got a map of the palce with 32 markpoints to visit and we didn't regret a second of this visit. It gives, other than the well known places in Normandy, a perfect view of how it must have been to live in that period, in those trenches. Now back home I know the story behind it and regret that I didn't knew that the moment I stood there. Well worth the 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.
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