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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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  • After the American cemetery this ballad in the middle of the bunkers won't let you indifferent about the journey made by allies them
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  • stroll along the route remained intact German Atlantic wall batteries on the cliffs of Normandy one understands what it was the second world war! all those who think that war is not terrible should take a ride around here!
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  • The site is perfectly preserved, the cannons in place, in their juice. You can imagine the violence of the fighting when we see the State in which are the first blockhouse. A visit not to be missed, especially since it's free, free, open year-round.
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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