Atlantic Wall Museum / Le Grand Bunker

museum normandy le grand bunker

Description: The Atlantic Wall Museum is a private museum, which today looks incongruous, sited as it is in the middle of a residential area. The bunker was a concrete tower that had commanding views in both directions along the coast particularly across the mouth of the River Orne into Caen. It was thus of extreme importance to the allies who captured it with relative ease early on after D-Day. The many floors have lots of showcases full of information and mock up rooms. A ladder attached to an interior wall leads up to the roof for great views (take care with young children). Outside are WW11 craft including a reconstructed landing craft that featured in the film ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

Location: Ave du 6 juin, 14150, Ouistreham – to the north of the town, a couple of roads in from the seafront.

General Info: The bunker is open all year from Feb-mid November. It is slightly dearer than other D-Day museums with children over 12 paying the full adult fare of approx €6.50*.


Our Recommendations: Our eldest son rates this as the best D-Day museum. Good for a rainy day.

For the Children: Dare we say it – but another one for the ‘lads’


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to Normandy: