History & heritage
Battery Moltke had intended to house four turreted 15cm Naval Artillery Guns that never arrived. The Germans instead used four 155mm Captured French Artillery guns “Canon de 155 Grande Puissance Filloux” (GPF) designated by the Germans as the “K 418(f)”.
- Free entry
- Free for children
The four French guns arrived on the island in early 1941 and two were placed near Corbière and two at Battery Moltke. In 1943 all four are reunited at Moltke to complete the four gun Batterie. Where are the guns now? Well, one was recovered from the Gun Graveyard in the 90’s and is on display at Gun Position Number four. The other three are still at the bottom of the cliffs. Not only will you find this gun in place, there are so many WWII areas to explore at this site so don't forget your camera!
We are open all year round.
- Family friendly
- Pet friendly
- Wheelchair access
There is a ramp that leads down to the site, with partial wheelchair access with prior arrangement. There is also parking on site.
- Partial wheelchair access
- Partially suitable for visitors with limited mobility
- Suitable for visitors with limited mobility