My tour

Whether on your own, as a couple, with friends, family or as part of a group, you can visit the Azeville Battery at your own pace. 

Audio tours, guided tours, exhibitions, etc.

Take a self-guided tour of the 300 metres of tunnels: visit the ammunition bunkers, the ringstands and personnel shelters. Then visit two of the four casemates as part of the outdoor tour.

The 17 steps of the audio guide to explore:

The shell passes through the casemate
  • the specific operation of this battery set back from the coastline
  • the construction of the concrete military architecture and the camouflage techniques
  • the role of the Azeville battery in the Utah Beach sector
  • the means of communication used by the occupying forces
  • the daily life of the German garrison and its relations with the civilian population
  • the offensive of the 4th American Infantry Division and the USS Nevada in June 1944

    Duration of and practical information about your audio tour

    The audio tour usually lasts from 45 minutes to 1 hour. For those who are really keen, the 3 audio guide “deep dive” levels can take you on a 2 and a half hour tour!

    Visite audioguidée famille

    The audio guide is available in 7 languages, and children’s versions for 7 to 12 year-olds are available in French, English, Dutch and German.

    Open from the first Monday of the February school holidays to 11 November without bookings. Please note that the ticket office closes 1 hour before the site closes.

    Part of a group? More information is available in the my group tour section

    Guided tours are available in French during the school holidays.
    Guided tours in English can be organised for groups by prior booking.

    While you’re touring the site, take the time to look at the A Normandy garrison exhibition (translated into French and English).
    Housed in one of the site’s ammunition bunkers, it tells the story of the 2nd battery of the 1261 regiment, from its arrival in Azeville in 1942 up to the events of June 1944.

    It has a dozen panels of texts, documents and period photographs.
    It is the result of extensive research based on various sources: local archives, German army archives, the personal archives of Captain Hugo Treiber, etc.

    Located in the “mess” reception building, the 50 m2 shop/bookshop has several sections: children’s books, comics, local history, the Atlantic Wall, fiction, local products, etc.

    The bookshop has a wide range of titles (over 500), including a large selection of books in foreign languages: English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

    Did you know? The Azeville bookshop stocks over 160 comic book titles.

    The shop is freely accessible during site opening hours.