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Maisy Battery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice surprise

Visited here with my wife after hearing about it on you tube, was amazing, unbelievable that this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melksham, United Kingdom
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Finally brought to the surface

The Battery has been buried for many years and part of it is now excavated and shows just how big... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frank M
Ontario, Canada
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“pointe du hoc”(30 reviews)
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...more
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7 route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
+44 7411 932197
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All reviews pointe du hoc hidden history german trenches gun emplacements artillery pieces great site interesting place gary sterne fascinating insight omaha beach information boards second world war interesting visit visiting the area great visit d day beaches original trenches
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my wife after hearing about it on you tube, was amazing, unbelievable that this place stayed hidden for many years, only downside is all the dog crap lying around so watch your step, that goes for most places in France mind you,...More

Thank rocktight
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Battery has been buried for many years and part of it is now excavated and shows just how big and extensive this German fortification really was. A lot of the Atlantic wall German defences that we visited so far were really cleaned up and...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read reviews indicating that this recently-discovered site offered the most authentic experience of Normandy in WW2, we made the trip west of Omaha beach to see a site where the Germans had set up a battery in anticipation of the allies landing in Normandy....More

Thank Topdowner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very real experience of German defences in Normandy. On arrival it looks like there is not much to see, but once you get in it, there is a lot to see and you get a good idea of what it must have been like...More

Thank Gerhard B
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We visited as a party of 4 adults and 3 teenagers. For all of us this was the highlight of our 4 week holiday in France. We had the private tour with Dan Sterne.The guy is a fountain of Knowledge. His endless enthusiasm and energy...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing to get such a feel for the way a small part of the war played out. Seeing the howitzers in situ, and having the kids go along the trenches were particular highlights.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Maisy Battery is a great place to visit, with a fascinating story to tell. Looking forward to visiting again in the future as more of the secrets of the site are revealed! Great shop too selling a range of militaria

Thank Climber197551
Reviewed 30 August 2018

When you pull into the carpark you wonder what on earth is this place. Go in, talk to Dan, explore the site and remember that this is work in progress. The site was buried, erased from history and the full story is only just coming...More

Thank bruv789
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

If World War II locations, with all the horrors of war, can be described as hidden gems then this sums up Maisy Battery. It’s not one of the popular destinations, yet, and I can’t understand why! This is an amazing place to visit. We spent...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This whole area was rediscovered comparatively recently in 2006. Very thought provoking to consider the young American Rangers who endured the long hours of bombardment June 9th 1944.

Thank Sian A
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27 January 2017|
Response from DanMaisyBattery | Property representative |
Hi, Glad to hear you have read the book. I hope you have enjoyed it. During that time frame we will be open from 10AM - 4PM every day. If you would like to visit outside of that or book a private tour with myself please... More
28 November 2016|
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Response from DanMaisyBattery | Property representative |
Hi Steve, You should be able to contact us through the website. Sadly I cannot post website names or email addresses on here but google should find us no problem. Best Wishes Maisy Battery