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Memorial 39-45

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Address: | Auf Der Halbinsel la Cite Gelegen, 35400 , Saint-Malo, France
Phone Number: +33 (0) 2 99 82 41 74
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Very close to the cathedral so visitors can see both on the same visit. Interesting design and pay respects.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Garethfromllandudno
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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cumbria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a hot afternoon, we were told that the experience of film plus guided tour would take 2 hours. We saw the 45 minute film first (others did this the other way round) we then had to wait 10 mins for a guided tour in French with some notes provided in English. We decided to opt out of... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very close to the cathedral so visitors can see both on the same visit. Interesting design and pay respects.

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Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the bus to this museum. Not well signposted from the village and when we got there, it was closed! We arrived at 1.45 and were told it was closed until 2.30 and then only open for guided tours which lasted 2 hours. Frosty reception did not persuade us to wait so had a very nice lunch instead. If you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The French seem to value their many sites of 1939 to 1945 and althought the little musee itself was closed, the fort with its blockhouses was still interesting to look at and a good walk was had on a sunny march afternoon. Marvel at the cast iron turrets that were subject to such a pounding by artillery.great gashes and shell... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I really wanted to see this place due to the historical significance. It looks and feels like it is just getting rolling as a museum site. I found it to be very interesting. One caveat, we walked from the City of San Malo, and it was quite a trek and not very well marked. Also, the person who led the... More 

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Thank P Q
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This was far more than expected and the guided tour and film really helps understand Saint-Malos WWII experience. Do this before you visit the island forts. Peculiar opening times and the tour and film are in French (well it is France after all). English guide notes are available, and the tour guide will translate for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Walking up the hill to the fortifications was pleasant. The gun emplacements and especially the underground bunker complexes was awe inspiring. Constructed so well that it's easy to see why this part of Fortress Europa was bypassed for softer targets. Great museum with many WWII artifacts, equipment and guns. Super...

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Epping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We found this place by accident having just got off the Brittany Ferry at 8.30am. As nothing much open in St Mala at that time of the day we decided to park up and go for a walk with the dog. We accessed it up some stairs from the car park at the marina, and so glad to have found... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Having done a lot of WW2 tourism I have to say that it felt odd to visit this museum. I know that St Malo was part of occupied France, but it had little strategic significance which was why the Allies bypassed it (and most of the Cotentin peninsula to the east) on D-Day. Mostly this museum houses the usual sort... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a very interesting way to spend a couple of hours despite very little translation. There was a film first for about 45 mins, it was in French, no translation or subtitles which would have been helpful, but pictures are pictures and tell their own story. The tour of the bunkers is by guide only and again in French,... More 

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