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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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Chilling history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
77 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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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
58 helpful votes 58 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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