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Memorial 39-45

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Address: | Auf Der Halbinsel la Cite Gelegen, 35400 , Saint-Malo, France
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We did not see the film or the bunkers and tunnels because we didn't know that was part of it. All we saw was the museum part which was amazing in itself. So much memorabilia... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2015
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed June 20, 2015

We did not see the film or the bunkers and tunnels because we didn't know that was part of it. All we saw was the museum part which was amazing in itself. So much memorabilia: German, French, Allied weapons, uniforms and equipment. I would like to go back another time to see the rest of it.

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Inverloch, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Excellent memorial highlighting the strategic importance of St Malo and the suffering endured by residents during WWll. Most of the commentary was in French, however, guides will attempt to explain in English and handouts in English were provided.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2015

A different sort of museum, seen from the German point of view. The construction of the bunkers was impressive feat. You need to check opening times to ensure you wish to see the film. Tours are in French but translation sheets are provided in a number of languages.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed May 21, 2015

Only guided visits. I came late for the last one. Seems to be very interesting judging by the external equipment, by itself worth a visit.

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Berridale, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

This beautifully maintained site is a fitting memorial to those who lost their lives in the liberation of the city of Saint-Malo from the German occupiers 70 years ago. The numerous defensive installations are easily accessible and very impressive.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 16, 2014

Check it's open before visiting. The tunnels and museum has been closed on the 3 visits I have made there. Great views and impressive defensive ww2 bunkers

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2014

After climbing to the monument, I just wanted to look round the wartime bunker and was ready to pay €6. The guy behind the desk said it was a 2 hour visit and all in French, so I said thank you and left.

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Herts
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Reviewed September 19, 2014

It is sad that so many people lost their lives in this town, not only as soldiers but as the resistance. The monument with all its names is very moving.

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Maynooth, Ireland
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Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit although delivered almost entirely in French. For 6 euro per adult one gets to see a 45 minute film on the assault on St Malmo 1944. This is followed by a tour of the underground bunker system which we were told took 2,000 men 18 months to build. There are explanatory handouts in English for... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Museum is located in one of the German anti-aircraft bunkers within the fortifications built within the courtyard. We saw a documentary and an exhibition including photographs, models, weapons and documents about WWII in St Malo. On the platform, there were about 30 bunkers erected which were serviced by underground passages with pillboxes. The whole region was fortified, this included... More 

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