Longues-sur-Mer Gun Battery

Bayeux
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Visit the Longues-sur-Mer Gun Battery and let history stand still. The battery atop these 65m high cliffs is the only one on the Atlantic Wall to retain its original guns. 4 casemates made of concrete 1m thick each contain a 150mm naval gun. Positioned between Gold Beach and Omaha Beach, the battery began firing early on the morning of D-Day before the boats had landed. It was engaged in a fierce duel with HMS Ajax which resulted in the battery eventually being silenced.

The following day, the German garrison stationed here surrendered to the 231st Infantry Brigade. The panoramic views of the beaches below that secured the defensive placement of the battery here, today gives incredibly views of the beaches and the battery itself is surrounded by pretty wheat fields. It is the only battery on the Atlantic Wall to be classified as a Historic Monument and the site is completely open to the public.

 

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Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.