German Military Battery Site

WW2 Sites

A major constituent of the Atlantic Wall, the Longues-sur-Mer artillery battery includes a firing command post and four casemates, each housing a 150mm artillery piece. Located in the heart of the Allied assault zone, on the top of a cliff overlooking the English Channel, the battery played a strategic role during the Allied Landings on the 6th of June 1944.
Guided tours at 10.15am, 11.45am, 2.15pm and 3.45pm every day in July and August and on weekends in April, May, June, September and October. Tour lasts: 60 minutes.
Contact details

German Military Battery Site

Office de Tourisme de Bayeux IntercomBureau de Longues-sur-Mer


Phone : 02 31 21 46 87




Coach Parking


Average time60 minutes -
Further informationLength of non-guided visit: 30min. Guided-tour in F or GB: 1hr30. -


Coach parking
Groups acccepted
Maximum number of people 55
On 6 June 1944 the artillery of Longues-sur-Mer fired on the allied navy located in front of Gold beach and Omaha beach. This German defence is one of the few remains of the Atlantic Wall still intact. During your guided-tour you will visit the 4 pillboxes -which still house their 6 inch guns- as well as the command post involved in the German counter-offensive.