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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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Great tour of a WWII bunker complex

This was far more than expected and the guided tour and film really helps understand Saint-Malos WWII experience. Do this before you visit the island forts. Peculiar opening times... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
United Kingdom
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English first
United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was far more than expected and the guided tour and film really helps understand Saint-Malos WWII experience. Do this before you visit the island forts. Peculiar opening times and the tour and film are in French (well it is France after all). English guide notes are available, and the tour guide will translate for you.

Thank HearingTheHills
Los Angeles, California
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1,607 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Walking up the hill to the fortifications was pleasant. The gun emplacements and especially the underground bunker complexes was awe inspiring. Constructed so well that it's easy to see why this part of Fortress Europa was bypassed for softer targets. Great museum with many WWII artifacts, equipment and guns. Super...

Thank David B L
Epping, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We found this place by accident having just got off the Brittany Ferry at 8.30am. As nothing much open in St Mala at that time of the day we decided to park up and go for a walk with the dog. We accessed it up some stairs from the car park at the marina, and so glad to have found... More 

Thank Steven_Katherine
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Roving_Correspondent
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank kate-deg
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank GreenGiant1234
Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Jaakko A
County Monaghan, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank MRLtd
Burlington, Canada
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170 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank DrillerBurlington

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