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

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Military Museum Museum
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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  • These bunkers are very well preserved and will give you a great feeling of how they must have been during the war. It's a very good idea to turn each bunker into a mini-museum covering a particular as...  more »
  • Beautiful and well maintained museum. The DC3 is in perfect state. Nice to also look in the device. Much explanation as well. Too bad there aren't still some authentic guns are on the original places of 1944. But yes that is also difficult to achieve. Also worth a visit.
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  • Visit to do! opportunity to visit an original aircraft C47, see bunkers built with German/English/Belgian time material... and also replenishment with a sound and light scenes. We understand the history of this place (with the complicity of the operation and the pitfalls that these men have been through) by the panels, videos/movies broadcast with the testimonies of veterans, and the explanations given by volunteers.
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Memorial of the heroic but harrowing D-DAY attack by the British 9th Parachute Battalion. The site is well preserved and the reconstruction of the events shows the enormity of war and the sacrifices for our freedom.
  • The plane was intresting, but they should have left one of the bunkers the way it was during WW2
  • Its a nice but open air Museum. We have been there in the beginn of march. The only bad one was that the bunker wich one you can visit was closed. We had luck and don't had to pay for entrence

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