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Crisbecq Battery

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Address: Routes des Manoirs, 50310 Saint-Marcouf, France
Phone Number: +33 6 68 41 09 04
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Decouvrez l'histoire au coeur des bunkers de la plus puissante batterie...

Decouvrez l'histoire au coeur des bunkers de la plus puissante batterie d'artillerie d'Utah Beach. Relies par les tranchees en plein air, 21 Blockhaus sont a visiter! Certains sont entierement re-equipes sous forme de dioramas permettant de mieux comprendre la vie des soldats a cette epoque.To the heart of history in the bunkers of the most powerful battery that guarded Uta Beach. No fewer than 21 blockhouses, all linked by a network of trenches, can be visited altogether. some of them contain dioramas depicting everyday life inthe battery during the War.

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The site is full of history, history that deserves better acknowledgement. Some of the upgrades take away that history and makes it surreal. To me it is a German battery in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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Jabbeke, Belgium
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335 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited this battery on October 18th. There is a parking lot in front of the Battery. At the end of the visit, you can enter the restroom at the back of the ticket booth. There is a good deal of walking and climbing stairs involved. In some bunkers you will see a diorama that depicts the life of the... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Another place to get the D day spine chilling experience. This site is well laid out and it is possible to go inside German bunkers and think what it must have been like for all those involved in the invasion.

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Tjæreborg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This large battery was one of the largest on The Atlantic Wall. Some of it are destroyed but most are intact, including one of the large 230 inch guns. The entrancefee is 7 euro and parking are free. When I was there, only few visitors so you could have it for yourself. There are a lot of bunkers, intact, some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The site is full of history, history that deserves better acknowledgement. Some of the upgrades take away that history and makes it surreal. To me it is a German battery in the first instance, dont mix the both. The site is laid out well and i am sure has been researched well to make it what it is. I was... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This was a very interesting sire. The best part was the severely damaged casemate (bunker). It was a shame that a lot of the insides of the bunkers had been lined with new timber or painted, covering up the original features. Also, the story seemed to talk about the Americans but it was a German site. Still definitely worth the... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Battery is steeped with so much history. It is truly miraculous anyone survived.The site is now privately owned. It is a vast area that has been restored/uncovered with its integrity intact. It is important to view this site as part of the whole picture, as it will put into perspective the vastness and power of the military arsenal that... More 

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england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The audio guide is great. Set off and explore. I find the manikins in some areas somewhat characterless but beyond this you get an idea of what it was about. Not far from Azeville Battery so combine them. I have been to both several times.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The battery is a large outdoors space with multiple bunkers, artillery and water compounds where the Germans used to reside before and during D-Day invasion. This is a great place to visit for the history and the stories that are told through the different structures. It is not like indoor museums, here you get to walk outside and into the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

nice rescue of what is left of this historical and important relic of Hitler's Atlantic wall. Should be seen with the nearby a azerville battery. Mostly natural, some restoration, some amateurish, but worth it, skip the 1 euro audio tour, it's all in the free leaflet they give you. Be sure to sneak into the cow field across the road... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Really good. Cheap and very informative. Amazing story. Still totally unspoilt. Well worth a visit. The gun case mates are unbelievable.

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