Walk and visit of the battery of Longues-sur-Mer

A pleasant walk along the sea to see the remains of the second World War: the battery of Longues-sur-Mer

An easy walk-visit in Normandy in the footsteps of the d-day landings of June 6, 1944. The visit is relatively short (1 to 2 hours), the path passes among the bunkers of the German battery of Longues-sur-Mer. The visit is completely free.

History of the site:

To prepare the landings the allies bombed the site by planes but that was the warships that destroyed the battery on June 6. The day after in the morning British soldiers took out the battery and captured the garrison.

The battery of Longues-sur-Mer even if it is very impressive did not have much impact on the battles of d-day. It was quickly put out of service.

One of the most interesting site of the battle of Normandy! Don't miss it.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

German battery

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German battery
Protection bunkers are half buried to protect them from bombing.

Cannon battery

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Cannon battery
The battery consists of 4 152mm guns with a range of 20 kilometres.

One of the four bunkers

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One of the four bunkers

A bunker

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A bunker
On the night of 5-6 June allies poured 1,000 tons of bombs on the battery without great result.

Protection of the site

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Protection of the site
The batteries were defended by nests of machine guns, barbed wire and mines. You can see the remains scattered throughout the site.

Panoramic view

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Panoramic view
View from the German Observation bunker three hundred meters in front of the battery at the edge of the cliff, it was equipped with a rangefinder.

The main bunker

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The main bunker
You can enter in the German Observation bunker

View over the fields

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View over the fields

The sea view

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The sea view
The battery could directly threaten the landings on Gold and Omaha beaches.

Site map

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Site map
Right next to the parking you can find the site map.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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