Welcome to Longues-sur-Mer
Part of the Nazis’ Atlantic Wall, the massive concrete casemates and 150mm German guns at Longues-sur-Mer, 6km west of Arromanches, were designed to hit targets some 20km away, including both Gold Beach (to the east) and Omaha Beach (to the west). Seven and a half decades after their installation, the guns and their stolid concrete casemates survive and constitute one of the highlights along the coast. In their now silent and disused form, they serve as a fitting testament to the collapse of the German occupation.
Parts of the classic D-Day film The Longest Day (1962) were filmed both here and at Pointe du Hoc. On clear days, Bayeux’ cathedral, is visible 8km to the south.