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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  • A beautiful walk in the Sun, and discovered this site after having often face passed without stopping. The bunkers are many and their ever-present cannons. See of the also of this cliff the pontoons of Arromanche, and is better at low tide. It's worth.
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  • This place is open and easily accessible for all, though getting into the guns emplacements isn't possible for those with mobility problems. In addition to the actual gun batteries, do take the path d...  more »
  • This place was incredible. The 4 gun installations are huge and you can walk through them freely. They're still well preserved and everything is left as it was. Highly recommend a stop off here. The p...  more »
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  • 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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