We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Avenue du 6 Juin, Ouistreham, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 31 97 28 69
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The bunker was built in 1943/44, on a special design. I fact, as the coast...

The bunker was built in 1943/44, on a special design. I fact, as the coast was very low, the Organization Todt had to erect the 17 meters tower to increase the range finder’s range. This was the Fire Control post of the defenses of the river Orne estuary and the canal entrance. These consisted in six 150 mm french guns, on the beach of Riva-Bella, served by men of the 1st Battery, 1260th Coastal Artillery Batallion and four 150 mm french guns, near the water-tower, served by gunners of the 4th Battery, 1716th Artillery Regiment, 716th Infantry Division. On june, 6th , it received a lucky direct hit, fired from a 380 mm gun of the H.M.S. Frobisher battle cruiser which made the Bunker unoperational. During the morning, british troops of the n° 4 Commando were intrigued by this unforeseen concrete tower. They made two attempts to get inside without success. They were content to withdraw with their wounded men.The Bunker was finally captured by the lieutnant Bob Orrell who took 53 prisonners, on june, 9 th. He was promoted captain the next day.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 468 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
One of the few opportunities to visit a intact bunker

There are many museums in Normandy on the Allies part of the war. There are comparatively few opportunities to learn how D-day was lived by the German soldier. The grand bunker... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
Guillaume R
,
Göteborg
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

468 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 155: English reviews
Göteborg
Level Contributor
432 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

There are many museums in Normandy on the Allies part of the war. There are comparatively few opportunities to learn how D-day was lived by the German soldier. The grand bunker is an observation post which is almost entire intact (the garnison surrended). Nice exhibit and great view from the top. Outside if the museums, a few heavy equipment, most... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Guillaume R
South Wingfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
366 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This place, an observation site for the Germans during the war, was held by over 50 men when the British invaded in Ouistreham. It was bypassed on the day, and later taken by one officer and two ORs. They blasted the steel doors and all the Germans surrendered, much to the bewilderment of the officer. It is these stories that... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jake1642
France
Level Contributor
161 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Would not like to go here at the height of the season as it is has very narrow passages. There is plenty of parking on the street but you have to pay. As it was October we didn't have to pay as we parked near to the beach. Very interesting and informative exhibition. Great story behind it and suitable for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Janet O
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

An excellent time capsule and the best look into a real Nazi bunker. It really feels as though this place maintained its authenticity over the years. Definitely worth the small fee to enter I highly recommend it.

Helpful?
1 Thank Paul M
Rossendale, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great to see how this was used in the war and the displays almost brought it to life. There is a lot of climbing up stairs so not good if you have trouble with your legs but it gives a perspective of how large and multi use this was

Helpful?
1 Thank Michael J
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The visit to the Bunker was truly amazing, it gives you a real in site to how it was in the war.As you climb the stairs to the top there are things of interest on each floor. On the top floor you can look out over the coast and imagine how the Ger mans felt when they say the invasion... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Christine B
Hjärup, Skåne Län, Sweden
Level Contributor
139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was one of the things I had marked ”To do” before we arrived in Normandy, in part because it is located relatively close to the Merville Battery, meaning you can easily do two stops within a short time span. Actually, you can do three. The Pegasus bridge is even closer to Le Grand Bunker than the Merville Battery. This... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Michael P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great museum Packed with ww2 items and information. The history of the d day landings superb. The building itself is the most interesting when you consider the engineering, the construction and how it was occupied.

Helpful?
Thank Melissa L
Ripon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Found it very interesting and children 9 and 13 loved going round each floors reading up on the history. Was reasonable priced entry Views were amazing from the top of bunker

Helpful?
2 Thank katietati
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great little museum done very well. Not expensive, interesting without being long-winded, offering a German perspective of WW2. Would recommend to friends and family.

Helpful?
2 Thank bodiesgirl

Travellers who viewed Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique also viewed

 

Been to Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Uddingston, United Kingdom

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?