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Le Bunker de La Rochelle

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Found this by accident ( thought I was looking for a gate ) it’s all underground, which I think... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mcn227
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Worth visiting

This place is worth a visit. In the old city so easy to find and a real place of history. Don’t get... 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 1 week ago 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

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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your nice comments, we are delighted to see that you have enjoyed the visit. In fact, we provide at the desk also translations in german, in spanish and in russian. Best regards, L'équipe du Bunker de La Rochelle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, Best regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed September 3, 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.

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Marine L, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your nice comment, Best regards

Reviewed August 28, 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

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BunkerLaRochelle, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 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

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Good history lesson and interezting exhibits of La Rochelle under Nazi occupation some astonashing facts not often heard of WW2

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BunkerLaRochelle, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your nice comment, Best regards

Reviewed August 26, 2018

We spent an hour here, to get out of the sunshine. Very interesting, not particularly child friendly (we thought), but well worth a stop over. English guidebook free of charge, which was very helpful.

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BunkerLaRochelle, Responsable réception at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we have a game for child Inside the museum, Best regards

Reviewed August 22, 2018

Under the streets near the market, this unexpected gem reveals how the soldiers tried to live under the noses of the locals, the Germans tried to launch submarines until the Allies destroyed the submarine pens.On a hot day this place is a cooler alternative to...More

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

Hello, Thank you for your nice comment, Best regards

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Jim C
August 1, 2017|
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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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Jim C
August 1, 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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