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Great gallery, could do with better signage

First things first, it's a great gallery and worth getting to but travel by bus number 32 or 9... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard W
via mobile
Cool place

Very nice place to call in for a snack when visiting the WW2 U-Boat pens. We got a very nice... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Gavin M
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First things first, it's a great gallery and worth getting to but travel by bus number 32 or 9. Either bus will leave you only a short distance from the base and on the correct side of the marina which the bases faces into. The...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Made a UBER journey across Bordeaux to visit the submarine base after checking on the Bordeaux City website that is was open and also checking on Google. It was closed and with no indication of when it might be open. The website is really unclear...More

Thank Stavordale
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Very nice place to call in for a snack when visiting the WW2 U-Boat pens. We got a very nice sandwich baton and coffee in friendly surroundings. Reasonably priced and made very welcome. Thank you.

Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The base sous-marine is an old German built installation to protect their U-boats during WWII. All the structures are still there and the place is gigantic. Too bad it is not transformed into a war museum. However the exhibitions have a nice setup and usually...More

Thank Jean-Claude A
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We caught the number 32 bus from nearby the Vin de Wine tram stop to the submarine pens. We encountered a number of workmen undertaking renovations on the entrance. We did take some excellent photos of the exterior but were disappointed that it was closed.

1  Thank DifromBrisbane
Reviewed 1 December 2017

On December 1st, we visited the old Nazi submarine bunker in one of the tidal basins of Bordeaux. Unfortunately, oncer we got there, we found that it is closed for the winter and will not re-open until 8 March 2018. But we were still able...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This attraction only opens in the afternoon and is not open on a Saturday. We were disappointed with what was on offer. There was not a great deal to see.

Thank Maureen T
Reviewed 18 August 2017

As someone interested in naval history this was something that I wanted to see on my visit to Bordeaux. Unfortunately it was not open when I visited but seeing the huge and impressive structure from the outside was for me very worthwhile. A reminder of...More

2  Thank NB1957
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Quite far from the city but rideable on a bike. I took three friends after seeing the sub pens on a hidden Bordeaux feature. Amongst a derelict dockyard, the concrete structure is very imposing. Other posters have commented that you can go inside the pens...More

2  Thank Rob C
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The concrete submarine bunker is being turned into an art and exhibition space. Entering the bunker and walking around is free. Visiting the exhibition space costs, but not with the City Pass. If you are a history buff, this is a must.

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Carol b
11 December 2017|
Response from Maureen T | Reviewed this property |
There is a little bit to see inside but it is mainly the structure. You can walk around on the inside and see where the subs would be docked. We had visited another place in France that had more to see and explore so maybe... More