The Odeon


near Longis Bay


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This massive MP3 concrete tower was built by forced labourers under the German occupying power in 1943. Originally, it was intended as a naval range-finding position to observe enemy ships and was to be part of a network with five other similar towers placed around the island. The rounded front section was for observation and the rear section for accommodation and target plotting.

Newly reopened to the public there are 4 floors to explore with information boards. On a clear day, the observation levels, one of which has a telescope, offers amazing views to France.

Open daily: 10am - 4pm, admission free (Weather dependent)

CAUTION: Please be aware that the Odeon is on a cliff edge. There are sheer drops and children should be closely supervised at all times. 

ACCESS: We regret that the Odeon is not accessible to wheelchairs. The tower has steps, steep staircases and uneven surfaces which those with restricted mobility or impaired vision might find difficult.

If you catch the 2pm train from Braye Station there's plenty of time to visit the Odeon before catching the return train at 4.15pm

The train runs Saturdays only May to October (also Sundays in July and August).

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