How to find us

Site Location MapThe site is hidden inside fields to the side of the D514.

The D514 is the main road which goes from Osmanville to Grandcamp-Maisy.

From Osmanville and/or the N13 motorway. Follow the signs for Pointe du Hoc.

As you enter Grandcamp you will see a sign for the town on your right and we are located 200 metres after that on the left.  The road has a couple of different names… Routes des Perruques on some SatNav’s – and just “Les Perruques” on others.

If you are coming to the site from the direction of Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc – then simply follow the roadsigns for Isigny-sur-Mer. Go through Grandcamp – (around the roundabout and straight up the  road away from the harbour).  About 600 metres later you will go through the small village square of Maisy.  There is a Church, Tabac and a restaurant – keep going along the main road.  The site is about 400 metres away just off the same road, at the top of the hill in the direction of Isigny.  There is a road sign at the end of the road and you turn right onto a small country road.

We had put up more roadsigns – but the French authorities have changed their policy on local roadsigns – and we have had to take them back down.  However, there is a good sign at the top of the hill on the main road indicating where to turn.

Once you are on the Routes des Perruques we are about 500 metres down the lane on your left.  You will see the site cabin with flags and the car park.  But you cannot see the site – it was designed by the Germans to be hidden from the road, so you need to go into the cabin to get a site map. Then you can walk around the trenches, bunkers and tunnels at your leisure using the map.

If you have any problem locating us – then just ask someone.  Everyone knows where the site is.

Here are a couple of aerial photos to help you.

Firstly showing Grandcamp-Maisy and the main coastal road to Pointe du Hoc. The site is on the bottom left of this picture.

Maisy Road Map 3

Next photo – the local roads around the site.  Note on Google this road is called “Les Perruques.”

Maisy Road mapAnd finally.. the car park and an aerial view of the site.

 

Maisy Road map 2It really is an easy place to find but the local roadsigns are very small.

Maisy Battery. D-day 1944, Omaha Beach – Pointe du Hoc