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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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  • Impressive defenses German, very well preserved, the guns are still present in the blockhouse. Imagine the power of this artillery fortunately countered by the Allied forces. Do especially in good weather. Do not forget your sneakers. Remains essential in a circuit dedicated to the landing of June 6, 1944.
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  • Weekend in Normandy we visited long battery, it's nice to see that they were sick the Germans work for factory his I advise
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  • This site is really interesting and not surprisingly is one of the most visited sites related to the Normandy invasion. There are four gun emplacements, of which three are still long-range cannons (20 km) who had the task of covering the space which goes from Utah beach to Omaha Beach. Admission is also free. Both the bunkers that the guns are well preserved even if one of them collapsed because of the bombings. After visiting the guns you can head towards the sea where there are other smaller fortifications scattered in the fields (a munitions depot, an inspection station and a light artillery) until you come to another observation bunker on the edge of the cliff and from which you can also see the artificial port of Arromanches. This bunker Observatory was used in the movie "the longest day" to film the scene of the arrival of the American ships.
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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