Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique

Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique

The Atlantic Wall Museum is located in the charming village of Audinghen on the Côte d'Opale. It reveals the secrets of one of the darkest periods in the history of the 20th century. It is dedicated to the history of the Atlantic Wall, a network of fortifications erected by the Germans during the Second World War. 

History of the Museum of the Atlantic 

The Museum of the Atlantic Wall is located in a former fire direction post of the Todt Battery, one of the key installations of the Atlantic Wall. Battery Todt was one of the largest and probably one of the most powerful German coastal installations in France. It played a crucial role in the defence of the French coastline during the war. The museum was created and inaugurated in 1973 with the aim of preserving the memory of this period. 

A museum to visit during your stay on the Opal Coast

A visit to this exceptional museum is an educational and moving experience not to be missed. As soon as you enter the museum, you'll take a leap back in time, from Germany to Normandy, via the Opal Coast of course. It offers visitors the chance to gain an in-depth understanding of the Atlantic Wall and its impact on the region, as well as paying tribute to the people who lived through these historic events. The museum contains 10 different rooms on 3 levels, with thousands of exhibits (machines, barracks, armoury, etc.). The tour takes you into the daily lives of German soldiers through the Todt battery. Outside, you can even climb aboard a piece that is unique in Europe: a 280mm calibre K5 rail-mounted marine artillery gun with a range of 86km.

Some points will be more detailed than others. For example, you'll be able to understand the architecture of the Atlantic Wall in detail: we understand every detail and the techniques used to erect these coastal fortifications. You can also get a better idea of life under the Occupation, as a poignant exhibition recounts the daily lives of French civilians under the German occupation. Personal objects, photographs and eyewitness accounts tell the story of this difficult period. 

There is also a section dedicated to Operation Overlord and the Normandy landings. 

The Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique at Audinghen is a must for history buffs and anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the past. The opinions of former visitors are clear: this is an important museum for keeping this part of history in our collective memory. 

What's more, the museum's location in the picturesque village of Audinghen makes it an ideal stop-off point for those exploring the Channel coast. It's easy to see why the building is so strategically located, while still being able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Côte d'Opale. Visitors can enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery that surrounds the museum.

Admission costs €8.9 for adults and €5.9 for children. Group and student rates are also available, and may entitle you to a discount on the basic price. Visit the Atlantic Wall Museum website if you need more information on prices or opening days and times. 

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Batterie Todt, Hameau de Haringzelle
Route du Musée
62179 Audinghen




+33 (0)3 21 32 97 33

Around park: 102km

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