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La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery)

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Address: La rue d'Azeville, Azeville, France
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+33 2 33 40 63 05
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Very interesting place to visit if you are interested in WW2. There's quite a lot of tunnels and you are free to roam inside all the bunkers. There's also a good audio guide in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit if you are interested in WW2. There's quite a lot of tunnels and you are free to roam inside all the bunkers. There's also a good audio guide in lots of languages. Very friendly lady at the reception desk.

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Linschoten, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the plans of visiting one of the batteries above Sainte Mere Eglise, our sons thought this would be the most interesting one. And it turned out to be!. Perfect tour available in 4 languages which tells you all about the battery and its history during D-Day.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We travelled by coach to Azeville where the German bunker fortification is situated near Normandy. There are 4 of the original blockhouses remaining. Approx 170 men were stationed here. It is in the middle of nowhere and the bunkers are cold and dark and it gives an insight to how the men would have lived. There isn't anything in the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We visited in February. Not a lot do say. Be aware the Batterie is only open from April till Oktober.So we just got an idea from outside.

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Thank Lars U
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with friends. Still an awesome site. Especially the part with the grenade is a 'blast'. Will return in the near future. Defintely.

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This site consists of 4 German pillboxes and the accompanying bunker system. A great part of the original tunnels has been excavated and can be visited. The entrance fee includes an audio tour, that gives great information and insight on the structures and what it must have been like to be garrisoned here. History really comes to life in a... More 

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Rotterdam
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Located at 7kms in the North East from Sainte-Mère-Eglise, this battery built in 1941, is one of the first buildings of the Atlantic Wall in France. Tunnels are made between bunkers and turned up into the maze. Guides give us a good idea of what was the daily life of the soldiers and Major Treiber at the time.

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Thank nathalie t
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The site beings the life of the german bunker system to life. The tour guide is very informative of the history of the site, and leeds you to think you are there at the time of the conflict. Ther is plenty of parking toilets and a gift shop. The staff are very friendly. The site is well preserved.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

A truly fascinating insight into the Atlantic Wall and the Nazi defence of Europe. An amazing structure and a tale of heroism and humanity from a German perspective

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends. The visitor centre/reception is in one of the case mates with a small gift shop and excellent toilets. The car parking is ample, with a picnic area, we had our lunch there. You are given a phone type device that you listen to as you reach different parts of the battery. The audio is brilliant and informative.... More 

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