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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Longues-sur-Mer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

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.

Geographical information

Latitude49.3363870 (N 49° 20’ 11”)
Longitude-0.6963180 (W 0° 41’ 47”)
Surface area12.29 km²
Population648 inhabitants
Density52 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (38 km, 40 min)
Insee code14377
IntercommunalityCC de Bayeux Intercom
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Commes3.1 km (4 min)
Manvieux3.3 km (4 min)
Vaux-sur-Aure4.1 km (5 min)
Tracy-sur-Mer4.1 km (5 min)
Arromanches-les-Bains6.2 km (9 min)
Ryes6.4 km (10 min)
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain6.6 km (9 min)
Maisons6.7 km (9 min)
Magny-en-Bessin6.9 km (11 min)
Sully7 km (11 min)
Saint-Vigor-le-Grand8.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Côme-de-Fresné8.1 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

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.


German battery
German battery
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German battery
German battery
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The dovecote
The dovecote
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German artillery battery Longues-sur-Mer
German artillery battery Longues-sur-Mer
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beaches
Sports sensations55 € to 210 € Asnelles (8.1 km)
Canoeing in the heart of the Suisse Normande
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (42 km)
Navigation in St-Vaast-la-Hougue Bay
Nature and the great outdoors45 € Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (50 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan (39 km)
The Willows
Village visitEasy1h00Fresville (49 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals