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Le Bunker de La Rochelle

8 rue des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 42 52 89
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A great half day visit

Not too easy to find but worth it if you are at all interested in WW2 history. This gives a unique... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hampshirerose2018
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Packed with fascinating information and artefacts

You could spend hours here. We went the day before we took the Ports boat trip and saw the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan R
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London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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8 rue des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Not too easy to find but worth it if you are at all interested in WW2 history. This gives a unique insight into how Germany controlled its U boats from the pens just along the coast. It is very worth taking the audio guide as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend hours here. We went the day before we took the Ports boat trip and saw the submarine pens. Riveting. Gives a real insight into the everyday life of the German sailors here during WW2. Best historic site I have been in in...More

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We were in La Rochelle for a weekend break and went to Le Bunker as my wife is interested in WW2 history, especially the U Boats after watching Das Boot years ago. Le Bunker is good value at €7.50 but make sure that you ask...More

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BunkerLaRochelle, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for your nice comment, we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit and your passage near the submarine base. It will be a pleasure to see you again. The Bunker team

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent approx 1.25hrs visiting the museum, the cost on our visit was €7.50 each entry fee and we spent another €2 each on the audio in English, you need to leave a passport as a deposit. It was very interesting to...More

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BunkerLaRochelle, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your nice comment. It will a pleasure to see you again. The Bunker team.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We visited this based on the good reviews. It is very interesting, with information boards and displays to explain the history behind the bunker, the U-boat base, and how La Rochelle was affected by the Nazi occupation. We had English audio guides which we found...More

1  Thank EllieO
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BunkerLaRochelle, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hello, Thank you very much for your comment. Indeed, a lot of information is present in the audio guides for understanding all the themes addressed in the museum. It will a pleasure to see you again. The Bunker team

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

What a place. Fascinating! This could have been really badly done and turned into a really tacky tourist attraction but clearly this has been conceived by someone with a passion for the era and the story of the bunker. The German's aren't vilified here, merely...More

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BunkerLaRochelle, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hello, Thank you very much for your nice comment. It will a pleasure to see you again. The Bunker team.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Quite difficult to find as tucked away in a back street. If you have any interest in world war history this is an amazing interesting place to visit. It has remained a secret for many years and it is great that it now been brought...More

1  Thank Mary q
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

I greatly enjoyed my tour of The Bunker. It is a WWII museum for LaRochelle. Much of it is about the U-boat base. There are excellent displays of artifacts, equipment, uniforms and weapons. Several of the rooms recreate, with the use of mannequins, what they...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

An interesting story with some good exhibits which set the scene of what it would be like then. There was a useful written guide in English which they lend you at the entrance.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This was our second visit to Le Bunker, but this time we brought our Australian relatives. We used the audioguides in English which are excellent. The visit is extremely well organised, as there's a huge amount of information, but you get a very good sense...More

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Jim C
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Response from BunkerLaRochelle | 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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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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