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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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Batteries de Crisbecq reviews
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 »
The Batteries de Crisbecq is a fortified military bunker system about 10 kilometres from Utah Beach in Normandy, France. In WW2 this hill top bunker system had several large guns overlooking one of...
The Batteries de Crisbecq is a fortified military bunker system about 10 kilometres from Utah Beach in Normandy, France. In WW2 this hill top bunker system had several large guns overlooking one of... more »
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.
It adds to the story of D-day. Here you can find the AA guns and anti ship cannons. Takes about an hour. 10 euro entry fee. I enjoyed it.
During my visit in Normandy I visited all the batteries near the beaches of D-day. One of these battery was Crisbecq. The story about this battery is amazing. At first sight the bunkers look very impressive. Especially the one with the naval gun. The entrance ticket is not expensive and the parking is free. After the entree you will see the places were the guns stood. There are still some guns but these are replacements or replicas. The information boards are not that great and the downside is that there are two bunkers that are not allowed to visit. This because they are not on the ground of the museum. Still it is worth to visit this battery.
This is extremely interesting if only from the aspect of what engineering it took to build this in the first place. When you walk through it it defies logic to think that the Germans would put this much time, effort and money into something that was basically a stationary "wall". One gun emplacement alone says it has 100 tons of steel as part of the construction. Be sure to walk the entire complex to fully comprehend how they built a small 'city' underground. Obviously it was no match for the air strikes and naval bombardment, but it was up to the foot soldiers to make the final push.
Lots of work has gone into u covering, discovering, and making it accessible to many. Well done. I would recommend to all interested in DDay.
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