Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Normandy  /  Basse-Normandie  /  Calvados  /  Longues-sur-Mer  /  Museums  /  Longues Battery

Longues Battery, Longues-sur-Mer

4.8
#6 of 45 in Museums in Calvados
Military Museum Museum
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.
Create an itinerary including Longues Battery
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
662 reviews
  • After so many years everything looks so impressive the guns, bunkers and the look out bunker. its a must when visiting Normandy and only a short distance from Arromanches.  more »
  • This was an amazing visit with the gun placements still in place in the bunkers. Back from the edge of the coastline about 100m there are four large bunkers with all the guns still in place, although ...  more »
  • Not far from Arromanches, these German gun batteries are worth a visit. Not too crowded. Self-paced. Free.  more »

Plan your trip to Longues-sur-Mer

  • 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.

Where to stay in Longues-sur-Mer

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Calvados by other users

17 days in England, France & The Netherlands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Honfleur & Caen BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Caen & Mont-Saint-Michel BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MOROCCO September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Mexico & France BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in France BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Conde-sur-Noireau BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in France BY A USER FROM CHINA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in France BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans