Grandcamp-Maisy in Normandy

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Le Manoir © Frédérique Loy/cc-by-sa-4.0

Le Manoir © Frédérique Loy/cc-by-sa-4.0

Grandcamp-Maisy is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Grandcamp-Maisy is located on the coast, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) northeast of Isigny-sur-Mer and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Pointe du Hoc. It is an active fishing port, with a fish market located on the harbour side.

On 1 November 1972, the commune formerly known as Grandcamp-les-Bains amalgamated with Maisy and changed its name to Grandcamp-Maisy.

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In 1944 the town of Maisy was the site of a hidden German heavy artillery battery and the headquarters for the sector. Until early in the 21st century, the site was overgrown and had been covered by US engineers before the end of 1944 – well before any historians had a chance to examine the site. British military historian Gary Sterne rediscovered the site after finding an American invasion map, and purchased the site and turned it into a museum with over 2 1/2 miles of original German trenches and bunkers.

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