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Musee de la Batterie de Merville

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Address: Place du 9eme Bataillon, 14810 Merville-Franceville-Plage, France
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector

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Very good museum, worth a visit.

Good museum with lots of memorabilia in the bunkers. A good footpath links the bunkers and there is lots of information about the German gun battery that was stationed there as... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good museum with lots of memorabilia in the bunkers. A good footpath links the bunkers and there is lots of information about the German gun battery that was stationed there as well as the para's that carried out the attack. There was also a Dakota plane there which we could look inside. Definitely worth a visit.

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South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

An interesting site with intact bunkers filled with memorabilia from the invasion and time period. The site has signage that tells the story of how the attack was planned and executed. Expect to spend at least 2 hours here.

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South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I was last here a few years ago, and the exhibits have been modernised. More bunkers have been excavated, so the visitor gets a better picture of the bunkers. There is even a Dakota. When I found out it was from Bosnia I wondered if it was the one we saw shot down by the side of the road in... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The trouble with Normandy is that there's so much to see. This is my third visit and the on previous occasions I'd never managed to get further east than the Pegasus Bridge. Visiting Merville took us just about as far east as allied troops on 6th June itself. The museum is well laid out having been very tastefully renovated to... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

750 men of the 9th Parachute Battalion took off from England at 0:30am on 6 June 1944 - due to various reasons 600 parachutists are missing and only 150 men arrive at the Drop Zone V......These men , severely lacking in manpower and firepower attack the battery as the the success of the landings on Sword Beach depend on the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Enjoyed walking around this site and trying to imagine just what it was like during the invasion. Interesting to be able to climb into the Dakota. Some of the displays were intriguing. Reading letters to and from home was very emotional.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

a lot of information to see to feel and experience what happen, very educational and the museum shows you both inside and outside

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Walked to the Battery from our campsite which was a very pleasant walk. There is plenty of parking at the site with room for motorhomes. There are lots of information boards for which we were given a translation card. In all the bunkers the information was also given in English. Film footage was shown in French and English in rotation.... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

There are lots of battery defenses in the region. This one is set to represent as it was with mock set ups. All of the batteries are different. A visit to a couple gives a good idea of the many structures.

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Hjärup, Skåne Län, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I had picked this site before we even left home, since it was close to Le Grand Bunker in Ouistreham. It was sort of an easy way for me to check of two sites without testing the patience of my better half too much. She’s interested, but not that interested. What worked best for me here was reading the information... More 

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