Le Bunker de La Rochelle

Le Bunker de La Rochelle: Hours, Address, Le Bunker de La Rochelle Reviews: 4.5/5

Le Bunker de La Rochelle
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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...
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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hopethishelps2013
swanland, east yorkshire11 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Really interesting. Excellent translations into English and very good value at €8. We visited over lunch and only queued for about 10 minutes.
Written August 4, 2021
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CaptainsWife1
Edinburgh282 contributions
Great little museum
Jul. 2020
I didn't this museum would be worth visiting but it was so interesting. Everything was in English too. Small inside with lots of atmosphere. A must for all the family
Written August 2, 2020
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Kelly C
6 contributions
Interesting visit
Mar. 2020
Interesting visit of the bunker about the German occupation of La Rochelle and France in general during WW2. A lot of interesting artefacts spread out in the different room. One room represented one year, which made it easy to follow the chronological order of historical events. Only negative point is that it was a bit overpriced (paid €8), did not add the €2 audioguide, however there were texts in English, more but detailed in French.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thank you for your review. The museum is entirely private, we have no subsidies Best regards.
Written June 29, 2020
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dyanneward
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
Fascinating view of occupying and occupation in WW2 La Rochelle
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Interesting and well curated site. Highly recommended to those with an interest in WW2. Welcoming to English speaking tourists with translations on displays, sub-titles on videos and a very comprehensive booklet provided when audio equipment was not available. Unfortunately (especially when travelling in winter) this can not always be expected when most sites only cater to Francophones.
Written February 27, 2020
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Thank you for your review, Best regards.
Written June 29, 2020
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KRNOTTS
Nottingham, UK56 contributions
Definitely worth a visit at only 6 euros
Dec. 2019
Fascinating account of the German occupation in WW2. Each room covers one year of the period, with filmed archive. All items detailed in French and English. It's small, but will take at least an hour to cover everything.
Written January 14, 2020
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Hello, We thank you for your nice comment. Actually, you got a discount but the real price for adult is 8.00€ Have a good day, Bunker's crew
Written February 19, 2020
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keith M
Dublin, Ireland69 contributions
Not good
Oct. 2019 • Couples
This tour started off with a girl handing me an A4 size book with the whole tour in it that we had to carry and figure out.
Tour itself was small but interesting in parts.
It took ten minutes and was kinda depressing to be honest based on subject matter.
Not worth the money spent.
Written October 24, 2019
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What a pity ! In addition to the book (which is free) we make any audioguides available to you for 2.00€. Maybe it would have been better for you. The visit is about 1 hour according to the interest of each person.
Written October 25, 2019
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Kathleen M
Santa Rosa, CA28 contributions
Excellent history lesson
Sep. 2019 • Couples
I really benefited from this museum visit. I suggest you take some time and read the brochure the receptionist provides before proceeding with the visit. It frames the events of the war in La Rochelle beautifully. For the French community to have acquired and preserved this site for the education of future generations is very commendable and valuable. Well worth the time and entrance fee.
Written September 18, 2019
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Nigel
2 contributions
Das boat fans, a must
Sep. 2019 • Couples
You will probably only spend an hour walking around this little museum but you won't find anything like this anywhere else, slightly hammy with mannequins from Burtons but the videos, artefacts and photos are amazing with real life stories that illustrate the heroism of the resistance and local population. Great value for money for any das boat fans!
Written September 4, 2019
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IwatchRestaurants
Chester, UK115 contributions
A good collection
Sep. 2019 • Solo
As a child of a former wartime RN officer who worked on the introduction of RADAR and accompanying developments, I found this museum particularly interesting - especially that the increasing allied competence in hunting U Boats reduced the average life expectancy of an enemy submariner to 3 weeks!
Although limited to the single level of the bunker, this is a worthwhile addition to WW2 museums.

An improvement would be the availability of recordings - audio or video of interviews of any remaining local survivors of this period...

I have included a photo of the identifying badge that Jews were forced to wear - later followed by many being sent to their deaths in Germany’s gas chambers...terrible!

We must be prepared to stand up against evil regimes in our own day too...
Written September 2, 2019
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Pete S
High Wycombe, UK98 contributions
Very interesting museum & worth a visit
Aug. 2019
If you have any interest in the Second World War, this museum is well worth a visit. Although quite small, it gives a very interesting insight into life in La Rochelle during the War, with a number of good displays.
Written September 1, 2019
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