Longues Battery, Longues-sur-Mer

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Located on the coast between the D-Day landing beaches Omaha and Gold, Longues Battery 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 Longues Battery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Longues-sur-Mer using our Longues-sur-Mer online travel route planner .
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  • On the heights of Arromanches-les-Bains, an exceptional panorama with views of the Mulberry B! Several casemates with unique and rare artillery are present on the site! The bunker command and observation on two floors and huge! The site is free to access, several concrete locations are present on your way. Great!
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  • We were able to visit the Longues Battery with our Procom Beyond Band of Brothers tour group. Its really hard to put into words what it feels like to visit a place like this. You can see just how impo...  more »
  • Well worth a visit if you are in the area. The Longues Battery comprises four WWII German gun positions complete with, extremely rusty, original guns in place.  more »
  • We visited expecting to be able to view some of the old coastal guns. We were not expecting such a vast, and moving experience. The guns themselves are staggering, and all but one of the bunkers are in remarkable shape. Mother nature has been allowed to reclaim where possible, but access to visitors is not in any way restricted by any significant degree. Allow yourself an hour and a half to take it all in. As an aside, finding the battery took a little time, but is worth the effort.If you start out down a gravel track, you've gone wrong. The correct turning is a few hundred yards further.
  • One of the most impressive sites we've visited in Normandy. The in tact bunkers and artillery provide a great historical perspective how it must have been in June 1944. The views towards Gold beach are impressive!
  • We really enjoyed our visit. Hitting the guide was great too. You will not only see a well kept battery of guns but the actual guns are still there. Worth a visit.
  • We'll worth a visit if you are in the area for historical reasons. Very evocative place. Free too. Car park small so I'd suggest getting there early if it's the school holidays.
  • A pretty large area consisting of several bunkers that held ammunition, mortar bunkers, machine gun spots, a bunker that was used for reconnaissance and giving the orders towards the big guns, and of course the huge well preserved big guns. Everything is freely accessible and there is a parking lot close to it. Not too much space there though. There is also a small store and some several toilets.

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