Crisbecq Battery

Crisbecq Battery (Marcouf Battery) was a second world war artillery battery located near the village of Saint-Marcouf, construction started on the battery in the summer of 1941. The battery formed part of the Atlantic Wall defences and was one of the most powerful gun batteries in Normandy and could cover the shoreline between St-Vaast la Hougue and Pointe du Hoc.

The site was armed 3 210mm Skoda navy guns, 2 20mm anti aircraft guns, 6 75mm anti aircraft guns and a 150mm tracer cannon. On D-Day only two of the 210mm navy guns were protected by concrete casemates as the third casemate was still under construction. The site also had a command post, personnel and ammunition shelters an infirmary and defensive machine-gun emplacements.

Today the site is a museum which allows you to explore battery viewing its mess rooms, food & equipment stores, munitions holds and the infirmary which have been completely re-equipped with original equipment and supplies.

Opening Times

April to November
11am to 6pm

May, June & September
10am to 6pm

July to August
10am to 7pm


Child (6-12 years)€4.00
WWII veteran, child under 6Free
Concessions (Normandy pass, student, ...)€6

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Listing: Crisbecq Battery


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50310 St. Marcouf
Parking: Free parking on site


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