Battery Lothringen was a World War II coastal artillery battery in Saint Brélade. It was constructed by Organisation Todt for the Wehrmacht during the Occupation of the Channel Islands. The first installations were completed in 1941, around the same time as the completion of the nearby Battery Moltke, in St. Ouen. The battery site is located at the end of Noirmont Point, a rock headland which overlooks St. Aubin's Bay, Elizabeth Castle, and the harbours of Saint Helier. It was a part of the Atlantic Wall system of coastal fortifications, and most of the concrete structures remain today. The 3rd Battery of Naval Artillery Battalion 604 were stationed here. The site overlooks the 19th century Martello tower of La Tour de Vinde. This is the black and white tower visible in the photo to the right. The tower is painted to serve as a daymark. There is no easy footpath from the battery to the tower.

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Founded: 1941
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Simon Crampin (3 years ago)
Included as part of coastal walk , well worth the visit.
Michelle Shreeves (3 years ago)
Great place and views
Geoff Bizouarn (3 years ago)
A superb example of a network of WW2 German defence bunkers
Dave Blissett-Williams (3 years ago)
An amazing slice of the islands and WW2 history. The bunker complex has been lovingly preserved in an exact state as it was when the Germans left in 1945. The exhibits on show are all authentic and add to the atmosphere of the complex and what daily life must have been like. In addition there are stunning views and scenery that give clear views across the sea, perfect for a picnic. The sunsets are also stunning in the evening making it the perfect location to spend an entire day at this wonderful location.
Peter Ditch (3 years ago)
Fantastic WW2 German military bunker complex. Very interesting and the Bunkers have been restored to a very high standard. I return every year congratulations to Paul and all the volunteers for there work and effort
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