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German Battery of Longues-sur-Mer

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German Battery of Longues-sur-Mer

Key element of the Atlantic Wall, the battery at Longues sur Mer included a range-finding post and four casemates, each housing a 150-mm gun.


It was built on a clifftop overlooking the English Channel. In the heart of the Allied assault sector, it played a strategic role during the Normandy Landings on June 6th 1944.


Despite numerous allied air raids in the night of 5th June 1944, the battery was still operational on the morning of 6th June. It was disabled later that day by bombardments from allied battle ships at sea. On 7th June, the battery surrendered to British soldiers from the Devonshire Regiment.



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Tourist Office of Longues-sur-Mer
Site de la Batterie
14400 Longues-sur-Mer
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The german battery at Longues-sur-Mer

The german battery at Longues-sur-Mer

Author : Rémy Desquesnes, historian
Editor : OREP Editions

Highpoint of the Atlantic Wall, the German coastal artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer is worth a detour. Contrary to Pointe du Hoc, the Longues battery, whose guns are still in place, fired on the allied warships on the morning of D-day.

Price : 5,70 €

Practical information

Guided Tours :

Week-ends only in April, May, September, October and beginning of November
Spring : from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 26 May, 2019
Fall : From Saturday 7 September to Sunday 3 November, 2019
Summer : Every day Thursday 30 May to Sunday 1st September 2019


Visits start at: 
Visits in english: 10.15 am & 3.40 pm
Visits in french: 11.40 am & 2.15 pm & 5.05


Language: French and English


Individual prices :

Ticket sale on site, without prior booking


Adults: 5 €

11-17 years old: 3 €

Under 10 years old: Free (with family and excluding school groups)


Prices for groups :

Groups of 50 persons maximum

Language : French or English
Price: 115 €
Duration: 1 hour and a half

Reservations for groups should be made with our Promotion Department, Bayeux Intercom Tourist Office:

+33 (0)2 31 51 28 27

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