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Blockhaus at Eperlecques

Address: 62910 Eperlecques, France
Phone Number: 321884422
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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Co Armagh
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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262 reviews 262 reviews
64 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
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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Vancouver
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had decided to visit this attraction as it was on our way to Vimy Ridge and environs and the decision to make the side trip to do so turned out to be a good one. Although all we had to go on was a brochure we had come across and did not really know what to expect, this attraction... More 

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Paris, France
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I really wanted to see this and it was brilliant. It is only when you visit this site that you see just how close the allies came to losing the 2nd world war. This base was only a few weeks away from launching the V3's which would have annihilated the UK. It's like something out of a James Bond movie... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Brilliant piece of recent industrial scale evidence of the lengths men will go to when power overcomes basic human relations.

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Birmingham, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very interesting ww2 interactive displays with a mind blowing first view of the blockhaus through the forest walk

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