Musee de la Batterie de Merville, Merville-Franceville-Plage

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Musee de la Batterie de Merville is located in the Merville coastal battery casemate. This museum retraces the 6th British Airborne operations. Plan your visit to Musee de la Batterie de Merville and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Merville-Franceville-Plage trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is an open air museum. A C-47 aircraft is worth visiting as well as several bunker. Information on the history of the battery are complete! Artillery are also present! I recommend!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Nice well maintained site on which we discover the various bunkers and the lives of soldiers during the 2nd World War. You can also visit a perfectly restored Dakota. Animations are proposed that will literally soak during this period. Count between 2 and 3 hours for the visit. Pegasus bridge and its Museum are within 15 minutes by car.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is a very well made and presented Museum. It tells a part of the landing on Sword Beach Beach and even a part of preparation for the landing by British paratroopers. This museum to me is a must to understand the landing.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Great place with interesting things to see and a remarkable story about the paratroopers who captured this place. The final installation was not really as exciting as it was made out to be. Little bit of a disappointment. I think we payed 6-7 EUR pr person so it was rather cheap for so much different stuff to see. The paratrooper plane was awesome. Some of the stories at the site were not translated and some of those that were, were translated poorly.
  • July 19, 2017
    Very good museum. The site is reasonable well preserved and the Dakota plane is a great addition. The films were an impressive addition and I was genuinely moved by the personal letters and memorabilia. Very much recommended when in the neighborhood.
  • July 6, 2017
    I've taken so many people here. And every time it's different. With funding now the museum is discovering and uncovering more and more every year. This is a must see for anyone visiting the Normandy battlefields and a great example of Great British courage. Up the paras!
  • July 8, 2017
    This is a great museum with Lots of personal artifacts from WW II. Very well maintained canons and a cool areoplane. I wish WWII museums in Denmark would take notice... Well done!
  • August 31, 2017
    Well worth a visit. My husband was in his element and there was plenty for me to look at and read about.

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