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Le Grand Blockhaus

Cote Sauvage, 44740 Batz-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 40 23 88 29
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Well worth the visit - the size of this place is unbelievable

We visited this place and could barely believe our eyes! The size is almost unbelievable. There was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeanne G
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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A time capsule. Blockhaus packed full of WW2 stuff unearthed or donated.

Easy to get to, free parking. Well informed and multi-lingual receptionists. Lots of WW2 items... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony S
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Cote Sauvage, 44740 Batz-sur-Mer, France
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"st nazaire"
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"war"
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"german"
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"memorabilia"
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"construction"
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"bunker"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place and could barely believe our eyes! The size is almost unbelievable. There was a warm welcome awaiting for us and the gentleman on reception spoke very good English, he told us a brief outline of the building gave us a small...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to, free parking. Well informed and multi-lingual receptionists. Lots of WW2 items that have been uncovered locally and donated. Interesting 15 minute film of people directly involved during the war, with English sub-titles. Some of the English descriptions on the hand outs...More

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited on an unusually bleak and windy day which gave us a good feel for what living in Le Grand Blockhaus would have been like. When we checked in, using my best French, I fooled the owner into thinking I was French but I...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Worth a visit, lots of information available in English. If you are agile enough you can climb up the fixed metal ladder right to the top. A must for World War 2 fanatics.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Over a number of different floors with good exhibits. However the upper levels could have been better used with more exhibits. Our main criticism is that there are no translations into English or German. Purely in French. Ok we were given cards with English translation...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The boys left the girls at the shoe shops and visited this war museum. Brilliant that this is still preserved and makes a very small scale but very interesting museum. You can still climb to the top and use the original optics to see out...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The staff were very helpful and spoke excellent English. They explained all about the block house and gave us lots of information. There was plenty of English information forms available around the museum. It's a very interesting place with a small but good gift shop....More

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

We visited on our way back from Saint Nazaire and it was well worth popping in. One good thing about it is that you get given English translation sheets which means you can understand what is going on. This museum is very well thought out...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This imposing building is a fantastic place to visit. Very good displays of artifacts and mock-ups of rooms, with documentation in English so you know whats going on. Also, you can climb all the way to the top where there is an excellent 360 view....More

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

From the entrance with it's display cases featuring relics such as German helmets, to the life-size mannequins in realistic scenarios depicting life in the bunkers, Le Grand Blockhaus is an extraordinary experience of a particular period during WW2. In 1942, Hitler ordered the construction of...More

1  Thank Michele B
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