Longues-sur-Mer battery

Local nameBatterie d'artillerie de Longues
LocationLongues-sur-Mer, France

The Longues-sur-Mer battery was a World War II German artillery battery constructed near the French village of Longues-sur-Mer in Normandy. The battery was sited on a 60 m cliff overlooking the sea and formed a part of Germany's Atlantic Wall coastal fortifications. It was located between the Allied landing beaches of Gold and Omaha and shelled both beaches on D-Day. The battery was captured on June 7 and played no further part in the Normandy campaign.

The battery is the only one in Normandy to retain all its original guns in situ and was listed an historical monument in October 2001. It remains in a good state of conservation.

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Opening hours

Guided tours:
Apr 1 - Jun 28:
Sat - Sun: 10:15 am, 11:45 am, 2:15 pm, 3:45 pm

Jun 29 - Aug 30:
Daily: 10:15 am, 11:45 am, 2:15 pm, 3:45 pm

Admission

Adults: €5
Youth (11 - 17): €3
Children under 10: free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longues-sur-Mer_battery

Official website http://bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com/en/visiteguidee/batterie-de-longues-sur-mer/

Email mfleury@bayeux-tourism.com

Phone +33 2 31 51 28 27

Address Coaches and Camping Cars, Rue de la Mer, Longues-sur-Mer 14400, France

Coordinates 49°20'37.602" N -0°41'40.91" E

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