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St. Joseph Village, Guines

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Address: 2450 1er Banc "Le Marais", 62340 Guines, France
Phone Number: 00 33 (0)3.21.35.64.05
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Garden of many delights

Having spent this morning at the village I hasten to write my review. You have to come here with an open mind- the place is an eclectic mixture. You have old and fairly recent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visited here as it was recommended for the area we were staying. The gift shop looked cute. There is a restaurant and drinks here although we did not partake. The village did not have any thing to help the non-french speaking visitor. No map, suggested route or overview of what was there. We wandered around with our nearly 3... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Having spent this morning at the village I hasten to write my review. You have to come here with an open mind- the place is an eclectic mixture. You have old and fairly recent agricultural machinery, various trades such as bakery, shoe (sabot) manufacturing, groceries etc. if you are of a religious (Christian) turn of mind there are various chapels... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Rather sad and not very interesting Needs updating and brightening up Arrangements for entry need improving

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

a small open air museum type of attraction, old farm machinery, small old world shops of varying types giving an insight of how things used to be, a small version of our local Beamish museum, but interesting and not expensive to enter about and 2-3hours to go around without hurrying, there is also an on site restaurant and gift shop.

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Salisbury
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142 reviews 142 reviews
112 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Maybe I expected too much and maybe I have seen too many places like this in the UK, but a report on this would be could do better. Like most leaflets they make it seem better than it really is. But it is good to go to as it is open a lot of them time. Unlike many other places... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited on recommendation from Chateau Cocove,thoroughly enjoyed our day.we spent the day saying do you remember them,great memories of the old days.Lots to see very busy cafe we didn't eat there it was so busy.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We enjoyed the visit here as we had a couple of hours to spare. My only thing is that the gift shop could sell some better items. Apart from that the whole place was fantastic. The lady working in the cafe could speak a little English and this was a big help. The collection of things they have is amazing... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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124 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We visited St Joseph Village last week during a holiday in Guines. You cannot miss the signs for it as every road in Guines seems to lead there! It is basically a mock up of a French town complete with windmills, shops and churches. There is a childrens trail to do with activities although our poor French meant that we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were fooled by the good reviews. This is a bizarre collection of clutter. It feels like forgotten corner of a poor theme park. It has very little to recommend it. We wandered around for 30 minutes but were pleased to leave.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We visited here in early July and although we enjoyed ourselves we had to do a lot of guess work with our school learnt French as all the information was only in French. It would of been helpful if we could of purchased a guide book/leaflet to help us with the exhibits.

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