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Maisy Battery

7 route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
+44 7411 932197
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Off the beaten path, worth a visit

The last stop I made in Normandy. Very interesting to walk through the old German trenches and see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ben M
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Interesting for an hour when in the area.

Nice its so untouched. You can feel the history so much more than other highly polished... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen A
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We Are Currently Closed For The Season. We Will Reopen On The 1st Of April, 2018. Thank You For Understanding. 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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  • Poor4%
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7 route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
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+44 7411 932197
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The last stop I made in Normandy. Very interesting to walk through the old German trenches and see all the artillery pieces. I can't imagine how chaotic it would have been in the treches when the Allies landed on the beaches.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice its so untouched. You can feel the history so much more than other highly polished attractions. Worth a stop when in area. Lady at kiosk was delightful and kind to my disabled father.

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually visited Maisy Battery at the end of our holiday and was the last area of interest we went to see. Well it turned many things we had seen, heard about and read, totally on it’s head. The battery itself isn’t as pristine and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a big battery and could be really good, but the signage isn’t great around the site. There is so much more that could be explained and put into context. It’s interesting, but unless you have a good understanding of the war and conditions...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is getting better over the years but still hasn't got it for me. Maybe in a few more years. There are so many other attractions to visit in this historic area this would not be high on my list. Will improve I am...More

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had read much about the site and we are enthusiastic about both DDay and Normandy. The website is informative and it was easy to book tickets. We appreciated that the site is privately owned and the work of a dedicated few people. However, we...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

WOW so fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit this hidden gem on our visit. The battery itself as an "attraction" is a work in progress but what is on show is breath taking , the ability to walk amongst true "untouched" history relating...More

Thank Glorioso22
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed it. My son came last year on a school trip and it was the number one thing he wanted to do again. Interesting place run by people who know their history of the area.

Thank Leon N
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

A new addition to the sites is Normandy that should not be missed. Small shop with friendly staff great you at the entrance. A map and brief history is provided which our little ones loved using to guide us around. At stop one there are...More

Thank annapmclarke
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

We visited the Normandy area and the Maisy Battery site was defiantly one of the most interesting and historically critical, yet unknown places of all. We scheduled a guided tour as we wanted to learn as much as we could during our visit to Maisy....More

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DJSaylor
27 January 2017|
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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
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LTCSZ
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
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