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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. Our Longues-sur-Mer trip itinerary builder makes visiting Longues Battery and other Longues-sur-Mer attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This battery is very impressive and well maintained. It is clear why it was built at this location as the view over the sea is amazing.  more »
  • If you are in to WWII at all, it is a must see. The original guns still in there bunkers. Who knows how much longer you will be able to climb all around them.  more »
  • The place is really very informative because the battery is full and to understand how to work the Atlantic wall. Usually you can trudge in the blockhouse a bit in ruins, here everything is still there. Missing furniture... There is also the casemate of the Commander who is - unfortunately for us it had rained a lot and we could not go down. The place is on the beach and is really beautiful.
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  • Wonderful panoramic. Interesting construction. Many historic moments. It is free. It is much more interesting when you go with a guide or you read about the place before you visit.
  • Great views of the Channel and you can see why the Germans had guns here. Beautiful view at sunrise.
  • walk along the coast. is nice i remenber to play videogames here !
  • Very knowledgeable guides, with tours in English and French starting every hour (alternatively). The staff is friendly and helpful. Make sure to get there early, as parking is limited. Also, check in advance, as tours and information office are not open year round.
  • Interesting well maintained German fortifications/bunkers. Strong contrast with peaceful landscape