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Blockhaus at Eperlecques

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Address: 62910 Eperlecques, France
Phone Number: 321884422
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Full Day Tour of WW2 in Northern France, the Atlantic Wall ,V1 and V2 launching...
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We visited France to attend the Euros and endeavoured to fill in time between games with visits to local attractions. This one took our breath away. Secluded in forest in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited France to attend the Euros and endeavoured to fill in time between games with visits to local attractions. This one took our breath away. Secluded in forest in the French countryside a slow walk past vehicles and artillery from World War II leads to an awesome sight as you round the corner and come upon Le Blockhaus, an... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated very close to Camping at Chateau Gandspette, this is a massive and intersting WW2 area well worth a visit. Lots of information available and incredible that this size building is hidden from sight. A very good half day visit.

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Henlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited again recently, after about ten years and the place has improved significantly. It was amazing before but now it's even better. The colossal size of the place and the destruction wrought by massive bombs in 1943 is a chilling reminder of what happened in the past. The fact that it is left largely as it was adds to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have camped at the excellent Chateau du Gandspette camp site (at Eperlecques, c. 25 miles from Calais) many times but never realised that such an important WW2 site was within a mile. It was the base from which the V2 rockets were to be launched. One can enter the huge blockhouse where there are very good video presentations in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is military and suggested this place to visit. I am not, but happily tagged along. I am so glad we went it was genuinely fascinating. It is such an unexpected find and very well done. Everything is translated into English which makes a nice change from many of the sites we have visited and the audio talks so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting well presented V1/V2 factory come launch pad with loads of interesting exhibits. A little difficult to find but very imposing when the blockhaus comes into view. Each area has a presentation on loudspeakers available in several languages my only gripe is if someone presses their languages button then you can't reset to start the presentation in your... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gigantic building where the V2 was built and to be launched. Worth a visit to see the beginning of rocket science that lead to man on the moon. Some other interesting relics of WW2 on site too - V1 launcher and history also with train used for transport to concentration camps

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blockhaus is a massive concrete bunker built during WW2 to house and launch V2 rockets at London and the south-east of England. It is one of two such sites in the area, the other being La Coupole to the south of Saint-Omer. The walk up to the bunker has a number of displays of vehicles and artillery from WW2,... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place to visit, if a little scary. The bunker was huge, far bigger than we had anticipated before the visit. Definitely worth visiting if in the area.

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Whitstable, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a blockhouse built largely from slave labour of the Organisation Todt during the second world war. its purpose was to assemble V2 rockets to fire at London. 30 feet deep in the ground and 70 feet above it it is an amazing sight especiall when you go inside and see the replica V" standing ready to go to... More 

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