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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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  • This is a really great and important battery. It is recently discovered and as a result seems to have an authentic genuine atmosphere compared with some other sites. Well worth a visit. Do not just lo...  more »
  • Arrived without knowing anything about Maisy Battery (we were driving to Point du Hoc and saw a sign for it) we were delighted to have stumbled across it. We loved the fact that it wasn't your typical...  more »
  • My Wife & I visited Maisy on the 7th June 2017, we had already visited Longue Sur Mer, Omaha, Gold and numerous museums but this place was the most interesting by far and with an incredible history in...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very fascinating , so much info from Gary, who took time out to tell us about the discovery of Maisy battery! Carry on the good work Gary!!!
  • Excellent guided tour. The gentleman that runs the place has done his homework and has a lot of stories from the Soldiers that fought there.
  • 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.