The Hillman Fortress

WW2 Sites

Located on the southern exit of the town on the road to Biéville-Beuville, this 24 hectare site, comprised of 18 casemates and underground fortifications built by the Germans between 1942 and 1944, was the command post of the German defences along the Côte de Nacre coast. Memorial to the 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, which liberated the site on the 6th of June 1944 – open in July and August, every day except Tuesday and Sunday, from 10am to 12 noon and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm. Outdoor site open all year. Guided tours on Tuesdays at 3pm from July to September.
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The Hillman Fortress

Rue du Suffolk Régiment


Phone : 02 31 97 12 61




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Average time120 minutes -
Further informationFree access to the site all year round, from 10 people. Duration of the guided visits in F or GB: 2 hrs. The Musée du Mémorial shall be open in July and August on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays ans Satrudays, from 10am to noon ans from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. A guided tour is possible every Tuesday at 3pm in July, August and September. -


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The 24ha site with 18 blockhouses and underground tunnels built by the Germans between 1942 and 1944 was the command post for the Côte de Nacre coastal defence. Memorial for the 1st battalion of the Suffolk Regiment who captured this site on June 6th 1944.

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