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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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  • Fabulous this battery, the present bunkers in this place are worth a visit of small and large, they are very well preserved and maintained. "" Must for history lovers or to "send a message" our grandchildren as in our case. The cannons pointed seaward are in excellent condition and impressive, it is possible to visit the management position. Everything remained in its own juice and helps to better understand the strength of this artillery. A circuit of 1 hour or 2 If you take the time to see everything in detail, to be done preferably in fine weather. It's free, parking nearby.
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  • It was amazing to get a close up look at the guns that guarded the French coast. It's a free park with a very small parking lot. 
  • This is a free park where you can walk paths & see several well preserved artillery pieces in their bunkers that the Germans used for coastal defense in WWII. Parking is free & there is a small visito...  more »
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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