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All reviews atlantic wall gun emplacements the cliff free attraction follow the path normandy coast command post machine gun great site german guns gold beach walk around nice walk landing beaches allied forces well worth the visit mulberry harbour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The battery is located on a high position set back from the coast and provides a great example of coastal defensive gun emplacements that were prevalent along the Atlantic coast. There are three guns left in their locations. There wasn't a lot of placarding or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fescobedo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last remaining big guns on the Normandy coast. Four German casemates and three guns still intact - built to guard against attacks from the sea. The guns are arranged in a semi-circle to maximize the distance they could fire to the east and west....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seattletraveler98107
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I visited with my wife and two of my kids (15 and 11). For me, this gave some real insight into what the Normandy conflict in WW2 may have been like. These giant guns pointed at the beach. Fortified batteries with slivers of openings for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RH S
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The gun emplacements at Longues are a must see for those interested in WW2 as it really brings to life the sea defences (e.g. Atlantic Wall) erected by the Germans. There are 4 gun emplacements.This site is open all the time and car parking is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Benno Z
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you want to learn about history, this is a must stop. It brings the "Atlantic Wall" to life like no other. A very impressive place to see. And be sure to take it all in. Go right up to the bunker near the beach....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you have any interest in the events of World War II, this is a must-see site. All the gun emplacements are still in situ, along with some of the guns too. Breathtaking scenery too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank harr2637
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this site, was amazing seeing the size of the battery and it’s guns, was fairly quite when we were there, not sure why someone on here said there was no information about the location as I found plenty.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rocktight
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This stop to see the German battery, bunkers and learn first hand some of the WWII history, is really worth the stop. Walk out to the cliffs and imagine the history - very moving and interesting to anyone.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Winesnobs_Two
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here to look at the gun batteries from WW2, which are still located in their bunkers for you to walk round. Entry, and parking was free, and there are also great views out over the cliffs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kingduncan81
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We had not planned to visit the Battery but glad we did. It was a stark reality check of the destructive armaments used by both sides in WWII. The huge German gun embankments complete with guns are definitely worth a visit. We followed the signs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TaurusMom
18 November 2018|
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Response from ColinMacmillan | Reviewed this property |
The Longues Battery is really an open site without an enclosure so you can visit it practically anytime. However there are guided tours and you should write to the website and ask about that. Drive up to the coast and... More
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Phil B
28 August 2018|
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Response from Stwar | Reviewed this property |
To my recollection, there were not holes on the top of all of them. The worst was battery 4 which was severely damaged when ammunition for the German AA gun exploded. The guns were disabled by the British battleships Ajax... More
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ChaosFreak
14 April 2018|
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Response from GLN176 | Reviewed this property |
It's open any time - there are no barriers.
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