"D-Day, Atlantic wall, the Nazi battery" Longues-sur-Mer by Pavlik_NL
Longues-sur-Mer Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 16 photos
Longues-sur-Mer is a rural village in which neighborhood the Nazi's had built a powerful battery as stronghold within their Atlantic Wall. Four 150 mm guns were sheltered here, spreading lethal fire around for over 20 km onto The Channel's waters. Now-a-days the guns are a example of the strength the Atlantic Wall had and the power that the liberators were up against.
Longues-sur-Mer was situated between the landing beaches of Gold and Omaha, threatening any invasion on these places. A fierce artillery battle of almost three days finally silenced the guns. More can be read about it in my "Must see activities" tips.
The cliffs and conditions around the shores of Longues-sur-Mer are excellent for paragliding and deltaflying. In the... more travel advice
One can easily see why the Nazi's picked this spot to situate defensive guns. Longues-sur-Mer is situated beautifully on... more travel advice
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