Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer

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Located on the coast between the D-Day landing beaches Omaha and Gold, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer is the only battery where you can view original 150 mm (6 in) guns. In 1944, the Germans built the battery, which consisted of four navy guns, each protected by a large concrete casemate, a command post, shelters for personnel and ammunition, and several defensive machine-gun emplacements. The night before D-Day, the battery was heavily bombed. On D-Day, Allied forces landed on the beach. The next day, the Germans surrendered. From this strategic point on top of a cliff overlooking the channel, you'll have a terrific panoramic view of the landing beaches. Arrange your visit to Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer and discover more family-friendly attractions in Longues-sur-Mer using our Longues-sur-Mer online travel route planner .
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  • Good place to visit to gain a feel for the defenses the Allies faced on D-Day. This is the only battery in Normandy that still has guns in place.  more »
  • This is the best preserved bunkers of the german atlantic wal that you will find in Normandy. There are three full bunkers with their original artillery pieces on position.  more »
  • If you want to see what a German battery site looked like, this one is perfect. He stresses the thousands of tons of concrete that he had to build the fortifications of the Atlantic wall.
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  • Astonishing view with magnificent beaches. Batteries are still well saved. Highly recommended destination in Bretagne, a must visit because its real, you feel like a silence before a storm.
  • This location offers a great perspective of the vantage point the German defense had on any naval fleet attempting to attack from sea. It is very surreal that the conditions and emotions during my visit are so different than it was during the German occupation of France. I spent about 40 minutes walking around plus about 20 minutes over by the sea cliff where there were RVs camping. Great site that is free and less busy.
  • One of the few places with intact guns and pillboxes in Normandy left. You can walk from the beach to here (worth the hike) and walk around the guns and through the fields that the soldiers ran through. Quite humbling.
  • The place gives you a good view on the life during those days... it has to be there forever to remind us what war is causing among people... especially in days like now, where world leaders with big ego's are not looking into solutions and collaboration, but gaining the most profit out of it... That's when individuals with radical ideas can get the support of people that won't trust the system anymore...
  • Well recomended.cant even think how most of the allies survived all these batteries against them
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