Description: The Merville-Franceville Battery is the most easterly of the D-Day sites that can be visited, this is a former German Battery built as part of Germany’s Atlantic Wall defences. There are several casements on the site but only one can be visited and this is where the main museum exhibits can be found. The site is small compared to other museums

Location: In the village of Merville-Franceville 14810, to the east of the D514 coast road on the east side of the Orne River.

General Information: Open mid March to end of October 10.00-18.00, with limited hours in March and October. Reasonable charges.

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Our Recommendations: Not as much to see here as other sites and the exhibits are not as well presented – the museum is still evolving. Probably one for real enthusiasts.

For the Children: Again not one for children, although there is plenty of space to run around while adults view the site.

* please note that prices are subject to change, so check the providers’ website for latest information


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