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Maisy Battery

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Your Knowledge of D-Day and beyond is incomplete without a visit to Maisy Battery!

I had visited Normandy in May 2018 with one of the big tour groups which took us to all the obvious... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Erie, Illinois
Nice surprise

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

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Melksham, United Kingdom
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“pointe du hoc”(30 reviews)
Please note: We are currently closed for the winter. We will reopen on the 1st of April. 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
7 route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
+44 7411 932197
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had visited Normandy in May 2018 with one of the big tour groups which took us to all the obvious locations. After that trip as I read more books on D-day I came across one picture and one paragraph about this place called Maisy...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 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 22 September 2018

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 17 September 2018

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 17 September 2018

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
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26 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