The common Longues-sur-Mer is famous for his role during the Second World War. The Germans had built on cliffs defense component of the Atlantic Wall. We can now see the battery of German artillery guns with its origin.
St. Mary's Abbey :
This Benedictine abbey founded in 1168 by Hugh Wac is attached to the abbey of Hambye in the Channel.
Abbey St. Mary full of grace its serene the visitors who come to discover it.
Tours on Thursday afternoon.
Address: 17, rue de l'Abbaye - 14400 Longues-sur-Mer.
Tel. : +33 9 63 04 59 47.
German Battery Longues-sur-Mer :
A major work of the Atlantic Wall at the top of a cliff overlooking the Normandy landing beaches, the German coastal defense battery played a strategic role on 6 June 1944. Consisting of four bunkers and a fire control station it is the only battery to have kept its original guns, even those who fired on Allied ships, the D-Day morning
Individual guided tours from April to October : 10:15 to 11:45 - 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (duration: 1 hour). Tours are conducted by national tour guides in French and English. Tickets on-site or in the Bayeux tourist offices and Port -en- Bessin ( 25% off adult price ).
Guided tours for groups all year by appointment, in French, English and German.
Information for Intercommunal Tourist Office of Longues-sur-Mer, 1 route of 7 June 1944, tel. : +33 2 31 21 46 87, from late June to late August or Bayeux Tourist Office on +33 2 31 51 28 28.
D-Day Festival: the appointment is made each year on 5 June, the night they arrived, a large moving spectacle will honor those who sacrificed their lives for freedom and peace on the website of the battery Longues-sur-Mer.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Since Abbey Mondaye up Abbey Longues-sur-Mer, through the cathedral of Bayeux, there is a circular walk along the Aure. This highly spiritual journey to discover, between sea and farmland, the wealth of religious Bessin.