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Batterie Moltke

Les Landes, Channel Islands Occupation Society, St. Ouen JE1 111
+44 7797 713684
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More than just a few guns, but also a piece of history

Like many others no doubt, we came across this place while walking around the Grosnez Point. Cynics... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GeysirGal
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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We stumbled across this gun emplacement on our walk round the west coast. It's clearly been... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
machinmad
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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There are few distinguishing landmarks, but look for the signs at the entrance to the track onto Les Landes Common at the top of the steep hill above L'Etacq. This is a restored section of the army battery 'Moltke' which once sprawled across the headland. On permanent exterior display is one of the original 15.5cm K418(f) French field guns from the battery, initially pushed over the nearby cliffs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many others no doubt, we came across this place while walking around the Grosnez Point. Cynics may well describe it as a few guns and little else, but those guns are pretty impressive and very well preserved. I don't think I would like to...More

Thank GeysirGal
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We stumbled across this gun emplacement on our walk round the west coast. It's clearly been lovingly restored and gives us modern day folk a taste of what it would have been like to be on the Island during wartime.

Thank machinmad
Reviewed 29 October 2017

With one gun in place, and two barrels plus a little of the ammunition lifting gear on display it's an interesting spot. The views are stunning too.

Thank Don A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is not what I expected. Although there are a couple of gun emplacements etc that about it. There is nothing else there. However the thing that makes up for it is the views across the bay. they make it worth a visit alone.

Thank R8011905
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Having visited Jersey many times we were fully aware of the heavy German fortifications on the Island, but this was a 'new find' for us. Quite remote on the North-West corner , near the Racecourse. The emplacements have freshly painted guns in place and covers...More

Thank Cavatinafan
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This site stretches from the ruins of Castle grosnez to the hill overlooking St.Ouens bay and strong point etacquerel. Its massive with much of it buried, but a lot is visible. Theres 3 recovered guns at Moltke, its got great views too. A must visit...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Like some of the other reviewers we literally stumbled across Batterie Moltke quite by mistake. We too spotted the small brown sign on a tight bend at the top of a precipitous hill. We followed our noses and were so glad we did. Unfortunately the...More

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755Tony1, Manager at Batterie Moltke, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Good morning Fredbear We agree with you, personally i am a bit biased though! Batterie Moltke can be found on CIOS Jersey facebook page, CIOS Jersey.org.uk website or on Twitter where we post our openings. This Sunday 20th August we shall be open between 10am-3pm...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

As a history lover there are some things I've wanted to see for a long time. The German defences of Jersey were on the list and did not disappoint. They are dotted all round the island but these are some of the most impressive. Couple...More

Thank Andrew-Leakey
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Spotted the small "Occupation site" sign by chance and what a find, WW2 guns and fortifications along with older remains, fantastic views from the cliffs and virtually deserted in the middle of July. Naval Observation building very striking , not sure if you can go...More

1  Thank N000000
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A restored cannon set it some german fortifications from world war 2. Part of the Atlantic defence wall.

Thank PHE22
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