Azeville Battery

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History, Military and war memorabilia, Local Heritage

Built between 1942 and 1944 by the Todt organisation, located 4,35 miles north of Sainte-Mère-Eglise and 3.10 miles back from the beach, the Azeville battery is one of the main fortifications of the Atlantic Wall and was built inland, to protect beaches of the Eastern coast of the Cotentin Peninsula. Provided with an impressive complex of concrete underground (0.5 miles), 4 casemates with artillery guns of 4,13 inches and a German garrison with 170 men. It was one of the priority objectives of WWII allies on June 6th 1944.

Taking part in the fights from the beginning of the Landing, the battery bombards all the area of Utah Beach during more than three and half days.
Its action significantly held up the allied forces who ended up having to pass around the battery. The position finally fell on the 9th June after intense fighting and several counter attacks.

Visit duration : 45 min

Spoken languages :

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portugese

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50310 AZEVILLE

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Opening period :

From 09/04/2022 till 31/05/2022

From 01/05/2022 till 01/01/1970

From 01/06/2022 till 31/08/2022

From 04/06/2022 till 05/06/2022

From 01/09/2022 till 18/09/2022

From 19/09/2022 till 11/11/2022

From 01/01/2022 till 31/12/2022

From 15/12/2022 till 15/01/2023

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Prices 2022/2023

Rate Price - Price + More information
Base rate - full rate adult 5,50€ 7,00€
Child rate 3,50€
Rate for families 21,00€
Rate for adult group 3,60€ 4,00€
School group rate 2,25€ 2,50€
Base rate - full rate adult 6,50€ 8,00€
Child rate 4,50€
Rate for adult group 4,60€ 5,00€
School group rate 3,25€ 3,50€

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  • Toilets
  • Picnic area

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  • Shop
  • Bicycle parking

Pets accepted : yes

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