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Le Bunker de La Rochelle

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Time capsule

If you are interested in military history, and especially if you are a fan of the series "Das... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Colin S
Fascinating and Educational

We visited the museum with our 14 year old daughter. The place is full of interesting rooms... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Enter this bunker, built in 1941 by Germans in the city center, and discover the history of La Rochelle, freed on May 8th, 1945. Reconstituted scenes, photos, videos, period objects...
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8 rue des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are interested in military history, and especially if you are a fan of the series "Das Boot", this is a must see destination.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Colin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum with our 14 year old daughter. The place is full of interesting rooms, objects, comments, videos and displays showing what life was for a U boat crew. It also made us realise that the U boat pen still exist nearby in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a bit basic, although kind of interesting to know what happened in La Rochelle during the war

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Found this by accident ( thought I was looking for a gate ) it’s all underground, which I think adds to the atmosphere, the displays are well set out. Sadly most of the info boards are in French only but you are given a booklet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hello, Thank you for your nice comment, Best regards

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This place is worth a visit. In the old city so easy to find and a real place of history. Don’t get much bad weather but worthy of rainy day experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, Best regards

Reviewed 19 September 2018

Worth a visit to see what it was like to live in France as opposed to the UK in WW2. This place was used by the Germans when they occupied La Rochelle and chillingly gave a good impression of how lucky the Brits were to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, Best regards

Reviewed 16 September 2018

I went to this museum in early September. I was unaware there was an English translation available (despite my appalling French the two staff at the door never enquired??). I can read French fairly well but translations into English and other languages are very important...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, Concerning translations, we have free book at the office, or audioguides for 2€, there is a sign on the office to propose that. I'm sorry if you Don't have a translation for your visite. Best regards

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Hidden away down a little side street near the market, this is a little gem. Only small but filled with fantastic artifacts from the German occupation.All exhibits have English explanations. There are newsreels to watch in each room with English subtitles. There is an English...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for your feedback about our museum, and for all details about your visit. Bests regards

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Le Bunker was a pleasant discovery. It is a well designed experience. It provides interesting information about war time activities in La Rochelle. The exhibits are full of facts that the French people had to endure under the Nazi occupation. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for your nice comment, Best regards

Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a great experience, everything was explained very well, it is very accessible. It was very informative, without being to heavy. well worth a visit. One of our guest was a ww2 expert and we could not get him out........ One commend, PLEASE TELL...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BunkerLaRochelle, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, unfortunately we can't follow all children who visit the museum. All parents know that the museum is not a "play room". We are sorry that children had disrupted your visit. Unfortunately we can't refuse children under 6 years old....More

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Jim C
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Response from Marine L | Property representative |
Hello, No, the U-Boat Bunker in La Pallice isn't open for the public. Le bunker de La Rochelle
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2 August 2017|
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Response from nnmercman | Reviewed this property |
Correct - La Pallise is currently not open to the public (or it wasn't when I visited La Rochelle in June) but you may be able to arrange a boat trip from the harbour? However, there's an interesting Bunker museum in the... More
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