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Crisbecq Battery, Saint-Marcouf
(3.9/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Explore Utah Beach's largest artillery site at Crisbecq Battery, one of Nazi Germany's key defenses against the Allied invasion. Check out the artillery site's sturdy concrete bunkers and gun emplacements that housed the Czech-made Skoda artillery pieces, which fired back at Allied ships approaching from the sea. Traverse the battery's extensive network of 21 blockhouses, its underground rooms, and pillboxes to get a feel for what life as a German gunner was like in the time leading up to the Allied invasion. Don't miss the several rooms outfitted with dioramas and original equipment presented in their wartime state. Add Crisbecq Battery to your Saint-Marcouf travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Saint-Marcouf vacation builder.
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  • A visit where we discover the military German life, underground, to watch the sea and the sky... How they lived, ate, slept, is treated... Scenographies with very realistic mannequins. Impressive. Visit pretty short but very well documented. A view of the sea, to the weather and especially not when it's raining!
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  • The site is well laid out, respect for all the work done for all clear. Nice visit, children see actually what a blockaus and realize the daily life of soldiers.
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  • I was under dw impression of what I have seen today. Pretty good conditioned bunkers, some with teferelen with dolls to have a better impression of how the German soldiers in World War II.
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