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Parc Saint Joseph Village

2450 Chemin du Premier Banc, 62340 Guines, France
+33 3 21 35 64 05
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Worth a visit

We went with open minds on this as we had read reviews about the place. It is worth going to if you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Margaret B
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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The olden days

A french museum showing things from farm equipment to old shops , shoemakers. stonemasons. bicycles... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birgit001
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Loisirs Authentiques : Un parc, village 1900 écomusée. Ici, l'horloge s'est arrêtée en 1970, Revivez le temps d'une demi-journée la vie d'un village du Nord de la France. Situé dans le triangle St Omer/ Calais/ Boulogne le parc St Joseph Village est l'endroit idéal pour une sortie inter-génération. Ici pas la peine de se presser, il vous faudra environ 2 à 3 heures de visite pour apprécier votre sortie. Adapté à la mobilité réduite. Les chiens en laisse sont acceptés. Boutique souvenirs et cadeaux, bar et pâtisserie, repas typique des Flandres le midi.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (8 reviews)
“bike shop” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2450 Chemin du Premier Banc, 62340 Guines, France
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+33 3 21 35 64 05
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went with open minds on this as we had read reviews about the place. It is worth going to if you are in the area. As others have said the information is all in French but you can mostly work out what all the...More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A french museum showing things from farm equipment to old shops , shoemakers. stonemasons. bicycles etc from 50 to 100 years ago. Only problem was that it was all in french. would have been better to have short explanation in various main languages in my...More

Thank Birgit001
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We found this place very peaceful and informative. I would have loved to have met the person who built this and also his father. €10 euro per adult is a complete bargain, the work that has gone into this park is exceptional. There is a...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

We stumbled across this museum of old buildings, machinery and general randomness in Pas-de-Calais, and were surprised at how much fun it was. There's a lot of old shops, many with the original contents. The bike shop particularly stood out, As other reviewers have mentioned,...More

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

An awful lot in a small parcel of land. Large religious theme but also a wide selection of different workshops schools etc. It would be a five marking if I could understand the displays being so near the channel port descriptions in English would have...More

Thank PHE22
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Only found this last minute on the internet but what a great find. A vision of a French Carpenter and his son who built all the buildings to resemble the period look of different businesses from 1900 to 1940 and every one is crammed full...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Staying nearby, we visited this attraction based on other reviews. It's not well advertised, but there are signposts if you look carefully. There is ample parking. Dogs are welcome too. Its €10 each entrance but they do family /group discounts, and we didn't have to...More

Thank s w
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were staying locally so decided to visit this very unique and quaint attraction. For 16 Euro for the two of us, it's a great way to spend a couple of hours. Set up as a historical French village, there is lots...More

Thank Amanda032
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Nice pleasant village..all quiet nice and the dummies with ill fitting 70s hair pieces gave the place a certain je nais ce pas.

Thank Siobhan G
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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

A chilled out way to pass an hour or two before the ferry. There are lots of shops to explore and quaint things to see. It is quite a collection and a little crazy in parts but it has such a lovely feel to it....More

Thank SEH910
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The way we approached the Village (From the South, I believe) there was a fork in the road. One road takes you along a riverbank and the road is lovely and smooth, the other fork takes you along the opposite riverbank but... More
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