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Blockhaus at Eperlecques

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Address: 62910 Eperlecques, France
Phone Number: 321884422
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A must for all WW2 history buffs.

Found this place on a map whilst researching a trip to Northern France. It is well worth the €10 entrance fee. The bunker is huge. It was never used for its planned purpose due to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Found this place on a map whilst researching a trip to Northern France. It is well worth the €10 entrance fee. The bunker is huge. It was never used for its planned purpose due to attacks by the Allied air forces, the Germans did re-engineer the site for the production of liquid Nitrogen instead. Imagine a V2 on a launch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is a must visit if you are in the region and is an engineering enthusiast. It is very sad though! It gives shiver to think that such technology was built in no time!

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Simple but very effective display of how things could have gone. From being a planned base for 165 V2 rockets to being dislodged on it's foundations by a 6 ton bomb it stands as a reminder of how close things were in WW2. 135 foot high concrete bunker built by some 35,000 prisoners you need to see it to understand... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The sheer scale of the blockhouse, it took 35,000 conscripted labourers or prisoners to build it, is incredible enough but the chilling history of its design and purpose is so saddening. Thank goodness it was never fully completed. Presented in a sensitive and thoughtful way, it is a tribute to all those who were forced to work there and to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I stood there , stunned , looking @ the massive bunker. One will be thrilled to see the massive bunker, the architecture marvel. It stands in the green woods , like a giant fort. Though the site has a narration in different language @ different places explaining the facts and the history associated with it , it is the massive... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The bunker itself is impressive. The museum and how it works is less impressive. The narrated voices in four languages (english, french, German and Dutch) give you some information but not really enough. Since you always have to wait untill the narration is done in another language before you can choose your mother tongue, this can be quite enoying. The... More 

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Worcester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a monstrosity of a place built by the Nazis in order to launch the V2s on London. Using slave labour from Poland and Belgium and working them until they dropped they built this huge block of concrete in which the V2s were to be assembled and launched. It was hardly used because we dropped an enormous bomb on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had a visit on Sat 18 Oct, as we were in the area and have often thought when in France to visit as my husband and I are WW1 and WW2 enthusiasts we picked up the leaflet in our hotel and upon arrival found it was not the place we thought La Couple which we had researched, however decided to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well worth your time, this is a fascinating place to visit. It gives a great insight into the V-Weapons story and the twisted genius of the German scientists who developed the weapons. Having visited Mimoyecques, La Coupole and Dora-Mittelbau this year this fitted a few more pieces into the sad jigsaw of this part of European history. Take a couple... More 

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Felbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

While staying overnight in Calais we had a drive out to Eperlecques to visit the Blockhaus. It's a very well set out site, with a well guided route around it with various displays and points of interest along the way. The blockhaus itself is massive. There's plenty of free parking and a small shop, and it's 10 euros for adults.... More 

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