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Memorial 39-45

Address: 35400 Saint-Malo, France
Phone Number: +33 (0) 2 99 82 41 74
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Saint-Malo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Check it's open before visiting. The tunnels and museum has been closed on the 3 visits I have made there. Great views and impressive defensive ww2 bunkers

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

After climbing to the monument, I just wanted to look round the wartime bunker and was ready to pay €6. The guy behind the desk said it was a 2 hour visit and all in French, so I said thank you and left.

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Herts
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343 reviews 343 reviews
220 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It is sad that so many people lost their lives in this town, not only as soldiers but as the resistance. The monument with all its names is very moving.

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Maynooth, Ireland
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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit although delivered almost entirely in French. For 6 euro per adult one gets to see a 45 minute film on the assault on St Malmo 1944. This is followed by a tour of the underground bunker system which we were told took 2,000 men 18 months to build. There are explanatory handouts in English for... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Museum is located in one of the German anti-aircraft bunkers within the fortifications built within the courtyard. We saw a documentary and an exhibition including photographs, models, weapons and documents about WWII in St Malo. On the platform, there were about 30 bunkers erected which were serviced by underground passages with pillboxes. The whole region was fortified, this included... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely garden setting very peaceful and a wonderful tribute for people who lost their lives to help others.

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Bay Area, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

And French language skills, a visit here could be paradise or purgatory. We expected a quick walk-through, but got an hour-long detailed guided visit to the bunker. Our guide delivered in French but spoke English and was willing to answer any questions in English. He was extremely enthusiastic. However, if your interest in WWII is only casual, you may want... More 

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plymouth
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23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

unfortunately we arrived on the the museum was closed, but we had a good look around the bunkers and read some historical facts

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Site closed until late March. However, it is possible to walk about outside in a park like environment next to the bunkers. Popular with local dog walkers so watch where you stand !

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This fort and memorial is well worth a visit during a stay at St.Malo. There is a very well conducted and informed tour available of the WW11 bunkers and tunnel system at a modest price. However if you suffer from claustrophobia, perhaps don't do the tour. If you can stand a little confined spaces then the tour is quite a... More 

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