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Memorial 39-45

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Address: | Auf Der Halbinsel la Cite Gelegen, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
Phone Number: +33 (0) 2 99 82 41 74
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Very interesting, you would not believe what they had in the bunkers!

This was a very interesting way to spend a couple of hours despite very little translation. There was a film first for about 45 mins, it was in French, no translation or subtitles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Having done a lot of WW2 tourism I have to say that it felt odd to visit this museum. I know that St Malo was part of occupied France, but it had little strategic significance which was why the Allies bypassed it (and most of the Cotentin peninsula to the east) on D-Day. Mostly this museum houses the usual sort... More 

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birmingham
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a very interesting way to spend a couple of hours despite very little translation. There was a film first for about 45 mins, it was in French, no translation or subtitles which would have been helpful, but pictures are pictures and tell their own story. The tour of the bunkers is by guide only and again in French,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Guided tours only, we arrived at 1130, only to be told the next tour is at 1400. It was raining heavily and a tour of the bunkers would have been nice. Very disappointing

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Really interesting tour, nice guide.. Unfortunatelly our French was not even nearly good enough to be able to follow the movie or the tour presentation.. The translation for the tour was available, but not for the movie.

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County Monaghan, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Upon our arrival we were treated in a gruff and unfriendly manner, by what appeared to be the male manager, because we had parked in the wrong place. There was no indication on site as to where visitors should park. We then went inside to enquire about tickets for tours on that day. A very nice girl behind the desk... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was hard to find with very few signposts, best suggestion is try to follow the signs for the St Malo Municiple Campsite which is at the top of the hill on L'ile d'Cite which overlooks the ferry terminal and the Citadel. If you need wheelchair access drive up through the campsite and there are 6 spaces outsdide the gate... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We did not see the film or the bunkers and tunnels because we didn't know that was part of it. All we saw was the museum part which was amazing in itself. So much memorabilia: German, French, Allied weapons, uniforms and equipment. I would like to go back another time to see the rest of it.

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Inverloch, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Excellent memorial highlighting the strategic importance of St Malo and the suffering endured by residents during WWll. Most of the commentary was in French, however, guides will attempt to explain in English and handouts in English were provided.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A different sort of museum, seen from the German point of view. The construction of the bunkers was impressive feat. You need to check opening times to ensure you wish to see the film. Tours are in French but translation sheets are provided in a number of languages.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Only guided visits. I came late for the last one. Seems to be very interesting judging by the external equipment, by itself worth a visit.

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