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. To visit Musee de la Batterie de Merville and get the most from your holiday in Merville-Franceville-Plage, create itinerary details personal to you using our Merville-Franceville-Plage trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • We visited Musée de la batterie de Merville in June 2020. The museum is uncommon as it is on an actual battlefield. Visitors follow a path between the casemates to learn about the parachute regiment....  more »
  • Visited this place in the rain. You get a map and English-language handout. It is a self guided tour follow the numbers. Start at number 1. They have many bunkers, inside some have a film playing...  more »
  • I visited the Merville Battery with 27 work colleagues as part of a battlefield study. I had visited several years earlier but was extremely impressed with the new additions and update. The DC10...  more »
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  • Excellent site. Well laid out and informative. Lots of information available in english on the information boards and various displays in the gun batteries, including the sound and light experience in the last bunker giving an idea of what it would have been like on the site when the attack on the Battery took place. Really well worth a visit.
  • An excellent location to experience what the Normandy invasions were all about. Lot's of remaining bunkers to visit, with the museum being located insider the bunkers themselves. You learn all about the raid on this battery including interesting stuff about use of gliders in the attack. A restored C47 airplane is on premises to round out the collection. The sound and light show inside the last bunker is as intense as they make it sound. For a few minutes you feel like you're in the bunker while it's under attack from bombers and infantry. Definitely not for little kids. I appreciate the effort the folks who maintain this site went to making this a memorable experience.
  • The light and sound show is great and nice to see that there is planned expansion and that should make it an even more enjoyable visit. The downside is currently the entrance/ticket office is a small shed structure and the shop is minimal to this effect. Hopefully the expansion will address this.
  • Museum does a great job of telling the story of the assault to take this battery. Great artifacts and everything is well represented in English. Closes Nov 15 for the season, be aware of that date.
  • Excellent museum, tranquil and peaceful. Well maintained, very interesting, happy to recommend it. Maybe in a few years with a new visitor centre maybe a cafe might be added.

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