Batterie D'azeville

Currently Closed
  • Address: The Road, 50310 Azeville, France, Cherbourg
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-0233406305
  • Ticket Price: 5 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

Batterie D'azeville - Review

One of the first buildings of the Atlantic wall in France, The Battery of Azeville is equipped with four powerful casemates equipped with 105mm Schneider guns. Spread over the Manchegan inland, The Battery is known for the battle on the night of June 5, 1944, when it came into action against the American landing at Utah beach. Battery and its undergrounds can now be visited independently with the help of an audio-guided tour (available in English,French, German, Itlalian and Dutch). Detailed explanations of the built of the bunkers, everyday lives of the 170 soldiers of the battery and the course of the battle are provided on the tour. Several camouflage paintings have been reconstructed at the site, using the photographs taken just after the war as references. The site serves as a popular picnic spot in the region.Highlights and must sees include:

  • The battery equipped with 4 powerful casemates equipped with the 105mm Schneider guns.
  • Audio-guided tour explaining the history of the battery and the course of the battle.
  • Reconstructed camouflage paintings
  • Outdoor movie projection about the history of wartime, every evening.
  • A popular picnic spot, accompanied by picnic music

Batterie D'azeville Information

  • The ticket office closes 1 hour before the closing time of the site.

Batterie D'azeville Ticket Prices

  • EUR 2: Children
  • EUR 3.60: Adult groups, per head
  • EUR 4: Students

How To reach Batterie D'azeville by Public Transport

  • Walk or hire a taxi.
  • Ask a local for the bus details.

Restaurants Near Batterie D'azeville

  • L’EscaleRaveno, L’Eucalyptus
  • Hotel du midi

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TripHobo Highlights for Batterie D'azeville

  • Batterie D'azeville Address: The Road, 50310 Azeville, France, Cherbourg
  • Batterie D'azeville Contact Number: +33-0233406305
  • Batterie D'azeville Timing: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Batterie D'azeville Price: 5 EUR
  • Time required to visit Batterie D'azeville: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Batterie D'azeville

  • 53.69% of people who visit Cherbourg include Batterie D'azeville in their plan

  • 38.89% of people start their Batterie D'azeville visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Batterie D'azeville

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Batterie D'azeville

People normally club together Ferme-musee Du Cotentin and Airborne Museum while planning their visit to Batterie D'azeville.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Batterie D'azeville, Cherbourg Reviews

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  • A must see! Did not expect the amount of tunnels that this site had, well worth the visit. The shell from the USS Nevada was a shocker. The whole family enjoyed it.

  • Has a good car park and a picnic area. You can wander around some of the casements even when the battery is closed (It was when we were there on a saturday in April just after lunch. ). The more interesting stuff is fenced off when the place is closed.

  • This site was excellent. I was delighted we were given information about this hidden gem. We spent 4 hrs at this site and history. Staff excellent and friendly.

  • Excellent place too visit with a comprehensive audio guide. Really highlights what this battery was like during the war. Highly recommended.

  • Have visited most of the batteries in Normandy...for me this one is the best because of the detailed information you receive about how life was for the lads who lived here during the war and what they went through during the invasion

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