Musee Memoires 39-45

Musee Memoires 39-45, Plougonvelin: Address, Phone Number, Musee Memoires 39-45 Reviews: 5/5

Musee Memoires 39-45
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Josiane S
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Aug 2021
Incredible museum made of individual testimonies and objects collected in the region. It is fascinating and so easy to related to something you have already heard in famiy reunions. All my respect and gratitude to the Coquil brothers for the hard research work they have done. Thank you for an unforgettable visit.
Written August 30, 2021
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Francois N
Lyon, France34 contributions
Aug 2020
Really , this museum is not like any other i visited so far. While it tells a dramatic WW2 story, it focuses on the day-to-day soldiers experience on both sides. It feels like everybody loses. It does not glorify war in general while recognising individual act of courage and acknowledging soldier fear.

And it does not hurt that the artefact collection is outstanding. Not mentioning an equally outstanding location

Don't miss a 3 minutes show that will take you back in recent history in a way you have not experienced yet

Bravo les frères Coquil!
Written August 16, 2020
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Catherine K
Albion, CA152 contributions
Sep 2019
History is written by the winners, and that of the losers and the people who endured a war tend to be lost. This is a wonderful museum that encompasses the memories of the Allies, the Germans who held the area, and the Bretons who endured war, deprivation, and occupation.
Written October 5, 2019
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DDayNormandy1944
Europe11 contributions
Jun 2019
In Brittany, France I came across this former WWII German Command Post Bunker. Two brothers Aurélien and Clement Coquil took it upon themselves to totally renovate this massive structure. They took two years. The result is amazing! They turned it into one of the best museums on local WWII history I have ever seen. Passion and dedication are words that spring to mind. Done with care and devotion!

The bunker in is the former command post of the Graf Spee naval artillery battery.

It consists of two standard bunker plans, connected by a tunnel. The lower level is a type M 151 bunker, which housed the garrison in charge of close-in defence. The four upper levels, S 414 type, were devoted to the control of the four 280 mm guns situated around 1500 metres away inland. In this part of the bunker were accommodation for the technicians, rooms for the ventilation system and generators and a signals centre. The targeting equipment was in the top sections: rangefinder, goniometer and parallax corrector.

The collection the two brothers have put together is incredible. Go and see this if you are in Brittany! Highly recommended!

Musée Mémoires 39-45
Le Prédic - Route de la Pointe Saint Mathieu
29217 Plougonvelin

Written September 30, 2019
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Lesley S
Newquay, UK81 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
A German bunker, similar to the one in Roscoff in the interior, but the exterior is completely different. Looking like a natural rock formation, it is stunning and informative.
Written September 18, 2019
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Lesley S
Newquay, UK81 contributions
Sep 2019
The museum contains a mock-up of an air raid. I found this to be very affecting, thinking about what my parents and grandparents had gone through during the War. I reccomend this museum to everyone.
Written September 18, 2019
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John F
13 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Fascinating for all our family. Thoughtfully restored. Authentic atmosphere.Bomb shelter experience was eerily true..got goosebumps! Aside from the actual history of the place the scenery is beautiful.
Written September 17, 2019
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Derek S
Colchester, UK311 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
If you like ww2 history this museum is a little hidden gem 8 euros entry for adults opens at 10.00am closes in October 23 rooms with multi lingual number guide giving you a great insight into the war it took us 2 hours to complete this great little time piece
Written September 15, 2019
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perle369
Malaga, Spain1,792 contributions
Jul 2019
This museum which actually a real Nazi bunk is full of interesting and thought provoking exhibits and displays.
The sheer engineering and amount of concrete used if breathtaking.
As you enter each section you can see the living quarters of the soldiers. The views from the section where they have the look outs is amazing. The whole coast could be seen and fired at!
The displays and rooms cover a total of five floors. There are photographs, artifacts, clothing and witness accounts from the local inhabitants who undoubtedly had a difficult time under German control.
Written August 17, 2019
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Irishfamily61
Dublin, Ireland46 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
This relatively new museum beyond Brest is well worth a visit. It is situated in a real Nazi lookout bunker and tells the story of those who manned the bunker, how the local people lived during the German occupation including those who were in the resistance as well as featuring profiles of the Allies who arrived post D- Day in 1944.

Everything is written and recorded in French, English and German. And there is an evocative and somewhat scary presentation of what it was like to live through an Allied air raid.

It takes around two hours to go through the museum comprehensively. And afterwards you can drive the couple of minutes down to the Pointe Ste Matthieu where you can walk along the coastal path and also have a delicious Ochoa crepe.
Written August 10, 2019
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