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Address: 2 route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
10:00 - 06:00
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The Maisy Battery is a huge German WW2 Headquarters and Gun Batteries that...

The Maisy Battery is a huge German WW2 Headquarters and Gun Batteries that was left buried in the fields of Normandy for the past 60 years. Only re-opened in 2006 this site now stands as the largest in Normandy of its type with over 3km of trenches open for you to see along side personnel buildings, ammunition tunnels, Hospitals and many more buildings that you can walk through and explore! Private tours are available on request taken by the owners. This is really a unique site to see on this coast!

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Worth a visit. Historic significance, another good stop-off along the Normandy coastline. Not a whole lot to see here but lovely countryside in nice weather

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tipperary, Ireland
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Tipperary, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit. Historic significance, another good stop-off along the Normandy coastline. Not a whole lot to see here but lovely countryside in nice weather

1 Thank GP_7801
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

up and coming place but very interesting to walk through the bunkers and trenches. Dan is very knowledgeable about the area and battle. Very interesting to hear their theories, looking forward to reading their book. definitely recommend going and talking to dan.

Thank Warren J
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We loved the rawness of this historical site. No frills. Dan was so knowledgable and was very patient at our bombarding him with so many questions. Thank you for explaining it all so well and with such passion for the history around the site.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a site I had not heard about but it turned out to be one of our favorite places in Normandy. You can actually walk in the trenches and experience what it was like to be there during WWII. There are ruins of buildings within the trench system still in good enough shape to walk into. Take some time... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting Maisy Battery a couple of weeks ago with my girlfriend. We found it in one of the tourist information books but I had no prior knowledge of the battery before that. The fact that it had only been recently discovered intrigued me. When we pulled into the car park, I took one look at... More 

Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is not as well known as many D-Day sites but is one of the most interesting to visit as so much of this German battery is intact. You follow a map around the trenches and bunkers and really get a feel for what it must have been like for those who were stationed there. We took walking boots which... More 

Thank CatMat3333
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

One of the best D Day sites there is, well worth the 6 euros entrance fee. Partially excavated but you can appreciate how important this site was in context of the D Day landings, historian Gary gave us a fascinating insight into the history of the battery and the politics involved in its destruction. Anybody interested in the history of... More 

Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a warts and all experience. Trenches and bunkers as they were when the Germans occupied them not sanitised and Disneyfied as is Point Du Hoc! The entire site is over 144 acres with just one of the batteries so far unearthed yet there is still more than enough to to see. Don't expect a visitor centre with a... More 

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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Maisy Battery is a place to go if you are looking for authenticity. It is a partially excavated site, and a work in progress. It is a very interesting site, and a very interesting story. Before you go, I recommend a little research of your own. Once there you may encounter an informative young man named Dan. I call him... More 

Thank Amelia M
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The least commercially exploited D Day site, and so much better for it. This is a recently excavated gun battery which was fully operational on D Day and subsequently buried by the US engineers after the D Day battle was over. As you can walk into bunkers etc as they were on D Day all you need to appreciate this... More 

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