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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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This beautifully maintained site is a fitting memorial to those who lost their lives in the liberation of the city of Saint-Malo from the German occupiers 70 years ago. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Berridale, Australia
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Berridale, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This beautifully maintained site is a fitting memorial to those who lost their lives in the liberation of the city of Saint-Malo from the German occupiers 70 years ago. The numerous defensive installations are easily accessible and very impressive.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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271 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 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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