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Review of Maisy Battery

Maisy Battery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We Are Currently Closed For The Season. We Will Reopen On The 1st Of April, 2018. Thank You For Understanding. The Maisy Battery is a huge German WW2 Headquarters and Gun Batteries that was left buried in the fields of Normandy for the past 60 years. Only re-opened in 2006 this site now stands as the largest in Normandy of its type with over 3km of trenches open for you to see along side personnel buildings, ammunition tunnels, Hospitals and many more buildings that you can walk through and explore! Private tours are available on request taken by the owners. This is really a unique site to see on this coast!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually visited Maisy Battery at the end of our holiday and was the last area of interest we went to see. Well it turned many things we had seen, heard about and read, totally on it’s head. The battery itself isn’t as pristine and well organised as many of the other visitors centres and museums, but that actually adds to the authenticity of the place. It was the only place we visited, that you could actually imagine what it must have been like to live in the trenches on the Western Front.
The enthusiasm by the owners to excavate the area and get to the bottom of the truth is very admirable and spellbinding. If you get the chance speak to the you chap in the cabin then do. He is so knowledgable about the area and the story behind Pointe D’Hoc and the American Rangers.
We can’t wait for the new book to be released.

Thank Favs100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a big battery and could be really good, but the signage isn’t great around the site. There is so much more that could be explained and put into context. It’s interesting, but unless you have a good understanding of the war and conditions these batteries were built and fought under, it’s a bit lost. It’s very overgrown and could do with a big of TLC.

Thank chowso
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is getting better over the years but still hasn't got it for me. Maybe in a few more years. There are so many other attractions to visit in this historic area this would not be high on my list. Will improve I am sure.

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had read much about the site and we are enthusiastic about both DDay and Normandy. The website is informative and it was easy to book tickets. We appreciated that the site is privately owned and the work of a dedicated few people. However, we were surprised the site is so under-developed. The signage is poor, the relics uncared for and in the lighting, where it exists, is feeble. Some of the paths were impassable and a few of the buildings were unrecognisable for purpose, such as the hospital.

The site is interesting, as are all of the battery sites, and this one has merit as one of the places where the.defensive guns were, rather than at nearby Pointe du Hoc, the scene of the Rangers infamous cliff-climbing. However, the site needs more development before we would recommend others to visit.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

WOW so fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit this hidden gem on our visit. The battery itself as an "attraction" is a work in progress but what is on show is breath taking , the ability to walk amongst true "untouched" history relating to Dday surely does not come much better than a visit to the Maisy Battery . "Recently" discovered this is one of the least talked about crucial objectives of Dday . The visit itself was special but to have the opportunity to spend over an hour talking abut its history and significance with the owner and avid historian and author Gary Stern who discovered the forgotten battery was amazing . His passion and knowledge on the battery and all matters relating to the same are second to none and his willingness to share the above with us is something ill always be extremely grateful for. The service was fantastic from the moment we stepped into the office by whom I presume is his son who made us feel right at home . As if the previously stated wasn't enough they have hundreds of authentic ww2 relics available to purchase . Thank you Gary for making this truly special piece of history available to us all .

Thank Glorioso22
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