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St. Joseph Village, Guines

2450 1er Banc "Le Marais", 62340 Guines, France
00 33 (0)3.21.35.64.05
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Guines
Type: Historic Sites
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Great Orton Cumbria
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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273 reviews 273 reviews
99 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 via mobile

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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Essex
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We came across this village after reading a leaflet in our hotel. It was a really pleasant surprise. A recently constructed village, that takes you back to the 1900's - 1950's. There are a number of little houses and workshops, including a blacksmiths forge, a garage, a bike shop (complete with old bikes), a schoolhouse and village store. That is... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Small village where you can stock up on essentials with a great weekly market selling everything from cooked chickens to clothing.

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York, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

An interesting essentially open air museum with a number of artisans' workshops and shops from a bygone era to visit. Plenty to see, and things to do for children. Plus good gift shop and small cafe. Well worth a visit.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

A bit like "the black country museum" it's france as it used to with all the old craftsmans tools on show. A nice (and we thought) reasonably priced gift shop.

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chelmsford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

It is well worth a visit with several buildings to look around also a lovley quiet area

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London, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

there is a little cafe there which is pleasant and is avery good family outing it is outside mostly so dry weather recommended

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