Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Normandy  /  Basse-Normandie  /  Calvados  /  Grandcamp-Maisy  /  Historic Sites  /  Maisy Battery
Maisy Battery, Grandcamp-Maisy
(3.9/5 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.
Create a full Grandcamp-Maisy itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Grandcamp-Maisy

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Calvados by other users

9 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in France BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in France BY A USER FROM CAYMAN ISLANDS July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in France BY A USER FROM GHANA April, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in France & London BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in France BY A USER FROM QATAR May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is not and by far the most beautiful site dating from the last war that you can visit in this region, a lot of amateurism and little explanation, you may prefer the tip of the Hoc or the museums on the d-day beaches
    View original
  • We loved the rawness of this historical site. No frills. Dan was so knowledgable and was very patient at our bombarding him with so many questions. Thank you for explaining it all so well and with suc...  more »
  • This is a site I had not heard about but it turned out to be one of our favorite places in Normandy. You can actually walk in the trenches and experience what it was like to be there during WWII. Ther...  more »
Google
  • 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!