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Crisbecq Battery, Saint-Marcouf

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Historic Site
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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  • Go see, the site is superb, beautiful view distant on the Plains. Unfortunately we have not visited as closed in March. We will return as soon as possible.
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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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  • A good impression on German batteries making up Atlantic Wall
  • See the guns pointing out to the sea.
  • Worth the visit. Very interesting. And very good recreations of how was the life inside the bunkers
  • Nice site. Bunkers are dug out and inside sceneries give an impression how life was during the war for the Germans.
  • Beautiful German Battery demonstrates how it was set up
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