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Blockhaus at Eperlecques

62910 Eperlecques, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Bruges, Belgium
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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248 reviews 248 reviews
64 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Another site that is both a tour and a memorial. Very well done. Some of it you may find hard to see. However it shows how incredible mankind can be, both in their ingenuity and their forbearance. Obviously it shows how evil and cruel people can be. There is a lot to see and take in and for many will... More

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