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Merville Battery (Batterie de Merville) Tours and Tickets

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Merville Battery (Batterie de Merville) was a coastal fortification built by the Nazis in Merville-Franceville as part of the Atlantic Wall during World War II. Because this particular battery was much more better fortified than other similar installations, it was one of the first to be attacked by the Allies on D-Day.

Indeed, it was successfully captured by British paratroopers on June 6, 1944, because they mistakenly believed the battery contained heavy-caliber weapons that could threaten the nearby beach landings. They discovered, however, that what it contained, essentially, was inoffensive World War I vintage guns. The battery also comprised four six-foot-thick, steel-reinforced concrete gun casemates, designed to protect mountain guns, as well as a command bunker, dorms and ammunition magazines. After the British left the battery to liberate a nearby village, Merville was once again taken over by the Germans until they withdrew France in the following month of August.

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March 14-Sep 30: 9:30am-6:30pm, Oct 1-Nov 14: 10am-5pm
Place du 9ème Bataillon, Merville-Franceville-Plage, France, 14810
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Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword & British Airborne Sector (A1B2)

Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword & British Airborne Sector (A1B2)

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Follow in the footsteps of World War II soldiers on an insightful and moving tour of the Normandy battlefields from Bayeux. With a knowledgeable guide, visit significant sites like Pegasus Bridge, the Merville Battery Museum and the Hillman Bunker and delve into the intriguing history of D-Day and the turbulent battles that occurred. Admire the sandy stretch of Omaha Beach, the site of one of D-Day’s bloodiest battles, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen

Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen

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Explore some of the most famous battlefields of World War II during this private Normandy tour from Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches, where Allied soldiers invaded northern France on June 6, 1944. See the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy, pay homage to the fallen at national cemeteries and visit area museums. Your expert guide can personalize this private tour to suit your interests.
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector (B2)

Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector (B2)

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Discover the scenic beauty and historical richness of the Norman battlefields on a half-day tour of Sword Beach and the Hillman Bunkers from Bayeux. With a knowledgeable guide, enjoy a sensitive introduction to one of Europe’s most difficult periods and visit significant sites related to WWII. Browse intriguing exhibitions in the Merville Gun Battery and Museum; hear turbulent tales of the events that occurred on Sword Beach; and descend into the Hillman Bunkers to gain an understanding of the conflict that took place there. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour.
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NORMANDY: Landing Beaches (Best Offer) - Private Day Trip from PARIS

NORMANDY: Landing Beaches (Best Offer) - Private Day Trip from PARIS

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Take a private trip to the Landing Beaches of Normandy with this guided tour from Paris. YOur driver will meet you at your hotel and take you out on your tour, where you'll visit the Merville Battery before heading to the Pegasus Bridge for lunch. IN the afternoon, you'll visit Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery of Colleville, and the Arromanche and museum before returning to your Paris hotel.
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Merville Battery (Batterie de Merville) hours of operation: March 14-Sep 30: 9:30am-6:30pm, Oct 1-Nov 14: 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.