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Batteries de Crisbecq, Saint-Marcouf

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Explore Utah Beach's largest artillery site at Batteries de Crisbecq, one of Nazi Germany's key defenses against the Allied invasion. Check out the artillery site's sturdy concrete bunkers and gun emplacements that housed the Czech-made Skoda artillery pieces, which fired back at Allied ships approaching from the sea. Traverse the battery's extensive network of 21 blockhouses, its underground rooms, and pillboxes to get a feel for what life as a German gunner was like in the time leading up to the Allied invasion. Don't miss the several rooms outfitted with dioramas and original equipment presented in their wartime state. Add Batteries de Crisbecq and other attractions to your Saint-Marcouf trip itinerary using our Saint-Marcouf online trip itinerary maker.
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  • We have visited a number of bunker and batterie sites during our stay in Normandy. Each us different and show a different angle. Crisbecq is a partial site, a rival museum has one bunker and a farmer....  more
    We have visited a number of bunker and batterie sites during our stay in Normandy. Each us different and show a different angle. Crisbecq is a partial site, a rival museum has one bunker and a farmer....  more »
  • We visited many of the battle sites in the Normandy area and this one was one of the best. It is extensive and very well preserved. When we were there, just after the D-Day 75th anniversary, there.....  more
    We visited many of the battle sites in the Normandy area and this one was one of the best. It is extensive and very well preserved. When we were there, just after the D-Day 75th anniversary, there.....  more »
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  • A very interesting location being the central command post of the Germans. We did the guided tour and were surprised by the information given and the amount of artefacts in the bunker. There is a guide (he only speaks French) who will tell about the history and the battle which has been raging here for over a week. You can enter the bunker and he will tell you about the artefacts which are located inside. Definitely worth the money for this experience. The open gun positions are fake to give an impression of what it could like like and to put the guns in a more interesting position but this adds to the experience in the other museum which is not linked to the bunker tour so be aware that you have to pay entrance again.
  • Very, very nice restored battery with lots of information in French, English and Dutch. Walk through tunnels, explore the armoured pump house, and experience the German kazemat build quality. Lovely couple at the souvenir shop.

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