Batteries du Mont Canisy

Deauville
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Overlooking the sea from a height of 110m, Mont Canisy is an important site where 2 batteries built by the French Navy from 1935 to 1940 were taken and extended by the Germans. Originally designed to ensure the security of the estuary and the port of Le Havre, the batteries became a major link in the Atlantic Wall.

Several features remain today including casemates, gun emplacements and a 250m subterranean gallery. Guided tours are available in the high season.

 

Nearby attractions

Deauville's Clairefontaine racetrack is still the only triple discipline racetrack on the Normandy coast showcasing flat, trotting and obstacle courses.

A stunning combination of rural Normandy style and a manor house, this listed historical monument was built in 1907 by the architect Picherau for Henri de Rothschild who called it the Ferme de Coteau, the hillside farm.

Built by Georges Wydo in 1912, the architecture of the Casino takes its inspiration from 18th century building including the Petit Trianon and the opera house of the château of Versailles.

Deauville is famous for horse racing with one of France's largest racehorse training centres and 50% of the winners in French horse races and equestrian sports were born, bred and trained in the region.

Places to visit nearby

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Trouville in Normandy is both a charming seaside resort and a picturesque fishing village all in one!

Honfleur is a charming seaside town immediately recognisable by its tall narrow buildings - which look as though they've been squeezed into the streets!