Longues Battery, Longues-sur-Mer

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#6 of 44 in Museums in Calvados
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Discover long battery walk, bunker and canon, it's a ride between sky and sea
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  • August 15, 2017
    Free and open air museum. Stroll with your family along the batteries. The guns are always present which allows to immerse themselves in the story.
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  • August 15, 2017
    There is a path of a few hundred metres to visit this battery of 4 guns near the edge of the sea. It's an interesting stroll. And of course it's free.
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