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Address: 2 route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
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The Maisy Battery is a huge German WW2 Headquarters and Gun Batteries that...

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 open for you to see along side personnel buildings, ammunition tunnels, Hospitals and many more buildings that you can walk through and explore! Private tours are available on request taken by the owners. This is really a unique site to see on this coast!

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We loved the rawness of this historical site. No frills. Dan was so knowledgable and was very patient at our bombarding him with so many questions. Thank you for explaining it all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the rawness of this historical site. No frills. Dan was so knowledgable and was very patient at our bombarding him with so many questions. Thank you for explaining it all so well and with such passion for the history around the site.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a site I had not heard about but it turned out to be one of our favorite places in Normandy. You can actually walk in the trenches and experience what it was like to be there during WWII. There are ruins of buildings within the trench system still in good enough shape to walk into. Take some time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting Maisy Battery a couple of weeks ago with my girlfriend. We found it in one of the tourist information books but I had no prior knowledge of the battery before that. The fact that it had only been recently discovered intrigued me. When we pulled into the car park, I took one look at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is not as well known as many D-Day sites but is one of the most interesting to visit as so much of this German battery is intact. You follow a map around the trenches and bunkers and really get a feel for what it must have been like for those who were stationed there. We took walking boots which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

One of the best D Day sites there is, well worth the 6 euros entrance fee. Partially excavated but you can appreciate how important this site was in context of the D Day landings, historian Gary gave us a fascinating insight into the history of the battery and the politics involved in its destruction. Anybody interested in the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a warts and all experience. Trenches and bunkers as they were when the Germans occupied them not sanitised and Disneyfied as is Point Du Hoc! The entire site is over 144 acres with just one of the batteries so far unearthed yet there is still more than enough to to see. Don't expect a visitor centre with a... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Maisy Battery is a place to go if you are looking for authenticity. It is a partially excavated site, and a work in progress. It is a very interesting site, and a very interesting story. Before you go, I recommend a little research of your own. Once there you may encounter an informative young man named Dan. I call him... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The least commercially exploited D Day site, and so much better for it. This is a recently excavated gun battery which was fully operational on D Day and subsequently buried by the US engineers after the D Day battle was over. As you can walk into bunkers etc as they were on D Day all you need to appreciate this... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I say top 3 because this site has the potential to be THE best site to visit in the near future according to the plans afoot by the owners. I visited in 2009 and was totally impressed with the dedication by the owners to excavate and restore the site to allow the visitor a real impression of the German defences... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife and I had read a reference to this place amongst the tourist leaflets we had picked up on a long weekend trip to Normandy. Even though I am a history nerd, I had never heard of it previously. We had just visited the nearby Pont du Hoc site, which was very impressive and I was aware of the... More 

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