From April to October (and
by reservation throughout the year for
groups) guided visits of Juno Park
are available with a bilingual (English/French) Canadian guide. Discover the history
of the D-Day landings by exploring the
remains of the Atlantic Wall, situated in front of the Centre (duration:
approximately 45 minutes).
2 guided visits each day at 11am
and 3pm in April, May, September and until October 30.
6 guided visits each day at 10am, 11am,
12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm in June, July and August. Except on June 6: 10am, 11am and 12pm.
Visit the inside of the bunker
With the creation of Juno Park in 2004, the bunker located in front of the Juno Beach Centre was uncovered and its access was cleared.
In 2009, for the 65th anniversary, the town of Courseulles renovated the bunker (electrical work, levelling of the ground, the addition of stairs and railings) in order to integrate it into the guided tour of Juno Park.
In 2010, the bunker is being restored even further by adding a Second World War armoured door as well as some items that would have been found in the bunker back in 1944.
This rare bunker was a German observation post, used in the Atlantic Wall defence system. In 1944, it contained radio equipment that allowed its occupants to inform and coordinate with other bunkers in their defence of the beach. A machine gun was positioned in the tobruk on top of the bunker, and a steel dome protected the “look-out” (removed at the end of the 1970s). This bunker is an example of the German strategy to fortify the port of Courseulles.