The Merville redoubt, built on the principles of Vauban, is located in the dunes at the mouth of the Orne.

Built on the orders of Louis XVI, it was equipped with three pieces of 24 mm cannon and a mortar weighing 3,5 kg: its role was to protect “the bay”. Listed as a Historic Monument, this small horseshoe-shaped fortress belonged to a set of three artillery-carrying structures, built in 1779-1780 around the estuary to strengthen defenses against England. La Redoute was then surrounded by the sea at high tide.

Alternately occupied and abandoned, inserted into the Atlantic Wall system then abandoned and buried under the sand, it was the subject of an ambitious restoration program.

You will find on site an exhibition room on the history of the Redoute and its rehabilitation work and another temporary exhibition room. For 2024: subject “Clays, women at the beach”

Visit

  • Groups welcome up to 30 people.

Opening

From June 15 to September 15
Monday Open from 11 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 11 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 11 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 11 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 11 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 11 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m.

Prices

Type Price
Base rate - Full rate adult 3 €
Base rate - Full rate adult: € 3.00

Payment method

  • Cash