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Le Grand Blockhaus

Cote Sauvage, 44740 Batz-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 40 23 88 29
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A must for visitors to the area.

We visited on an unusually bleak and windy day which gave us a good feel for what living in Le... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
DavidJM720
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Part of the history of the area

Worth a visit, lots of information available in English. If you are agile enough you can climb up... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
DAJH595
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Cote Sauvage, 44740 Batz-sur-Mer, France
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+33 2 40 23 88 29
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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

Thank DavidJM720
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.

Thank DAJH595
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

Thank Radders23
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

Thank mark g
Reviewed 17 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

Thank emmchi
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
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

Thank badboyofrock
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
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I should start by saying that this was on our "wet weather" list of things to do, rather than a "must-see" experience. It was listed in our guide-book as a small, somewhat quirky place and to some extent that is true. Despite some monumentally bad...More

Thank MrsH104
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

I dropped in here while cycling past and was really amazed at how interesting it was. The €7.50 per adult entry was extremely good value. I will go back again one day and see the bits that I couldn't take in

Thank David M
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