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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)
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Great Little Find - Step back in time

We were at the end of our little French adventure and needed something to do on our last day before we caught the ferry back home. We saw a leaflet for St Joseph's village in our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
James B
Evesham, United Kingdom
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We were at the end of our little French adventure and needed something to do on our last day before we caught the ferry back home. We saw a leaflet for St Joseph's village in our hotel and thought we would give it a crack. Very pleasantly surprised. Even the kids enjoyed seeing how things were done "back in time"... More 

Thank James B
Petersfield, UK
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208 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to St Joseph's village as we wanted to show our friend how delightful it was. It really is like stepping back into a bygone age, with examples of shops a school and other delights - showing how they were in the "olden days" ( typically the 1930s ) There are also a pony / donkey... More 

Thank Frontera2
Swansea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We found St Joseph's Village, on a grey, chilly September day, a little soul less and slightly disappointing. It was very quiet - a little bit eerie - although the tavern was packed with people enjoying food and drink. An interesting place to spend 1-2 hours although the exhibits can get a bit repetitive. You do not need to be... More 

Thank seaibiza
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

An excellent collection of historic and slightly more modern shops and working practices from the mid 1900's. Their is an excellent religious area with a beautiful small chapel and various shrines, with the main one being to Lourdes. Their is a bar, small café and shop. The site is mainly flat and accessible for the disabled. Their is ample free... More 

Thank achan34
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

A lovely little village not far from Calais we camped just on the outskirts they are super markets for anything you need a local spar and market in the week. We were a ten minute drive to the beach and three hours from Paris. It is beautiful place to visit.

Thank Mand531
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We came here for an afternoon of fun as we were driving through the area. We are not great with our French speaking skills so we didn't 100% understand all that was going on. I totally get that we were in France, and they do speak French but for being an activity rated on Trip Advisor, even the most simple... More 

Thank Kara M
Kent, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a find, just outside Calais so easy for a day trip, we found this little museum village with loads of old shops with vintage displays, a traditional pub with pub games blacksmiths bicycle workshops farming machinery dairy garage windmill watermill barbers shoe repairer hairdressers bakery printers mini gypsy caravan mini merry go round and a Saint section with mini... More 

Thank MarionShew
Watford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is like a small village captured in time. It is a replica of French buildings of the time. Unfortunately is is all in French but that did not spoil our visit in any way And the meal was to die for. Absolutely delicious local food. Yummy.

Thank Pompey1952
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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 

2 Thank Zelphiakat
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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