German battery

Interesting
Built on a cliff at Longues-sur-Mer, the formidable German battery included four fearsome 150mm canons, capable of firing on targets 20km away. It took a hammering of 600t of bombs by the Royal Air Force and two hits by the French cruisers Georges-Leygues and Montcalm and the American battleship Arkansas to destroy it once and for all, on 6 June 1944. The battery's observation and command post was the backdrop for one of the most famous scenes of the film The Longest Day.

Useful information

Address:

Site de la Batterie, 14400 Longues-sur-Mer

Phone:

+33 2 31 21 46 87

Price:

5 € (-17 years old 3 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 11.40am, 2.15pm and 5.05pm; Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct: weekends 11.40am, 2.15pm and 5.05pm

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