We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Banc le Marais 2450 Chemin du 1er Banc, 62340 Guines, France
Phone Number: 00 33 (0)3.21.35.64.05
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 132 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Surprisingly Interesting

The village can be difficult to find but worth visiting. We visited during the peak summer holiday period and found the village remarkably empty. It is a collection of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
UKtourist053
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 31: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The village can be difficult to find but worth visiting. We visited during the peak summer holiday period and found the village remarkably empty. It is a collection of traditional french shops, school, church and all sorts of artefacts from an earlier era. The village is bigger than anticipated and well set out. Each individual exhibit I found interesting and... More 

Helpful?
Thank UKtourist053
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting quite little place good church , old cars , bicycles, wind mill walks, horses and good restaurant nice to spend s few hours to see old French history

Helpful?
Thank Damian M
Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

nice historic setting was a real treat to stumble on to this place you need a sat nav to find it its a well hidden gem but worth every penny when we did find it spent half day wandering round and enjoying the slow life

Helpful?
Thank dovehole
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Wasn't sure what to do with our day out in france, so decided to give St Joseph Village a try, well what a surprise, it was so unusually, yet so lovely, it was like going back in time, and seeing how france was then. It is suitable for all ages, theres a little resturant, and outside games, for all to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ness W
Essex
Level Contributor
214 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We enjoyed the village.It has ab lot of old buildings which you can go in.Some have been reconstructed..There is a display of farm machinery too.Great for the family.

Helpful?
Thank snellbydate
Evesham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We were at the end of our little French adventure and needed something to do on our last day before we caught the ferry back home. We saw a leaflet for St Joseph's village in our hotel and thought we would give it a crack. Very pleasantly surprised. Even the kids enjoyed seeing how things were done "back in time"... More 

Helpful?
Thank James B
Petersfield, UK
Level Contributor
247 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to St Joseph's village as we wanted to show our friend how delightful it was. It really is like stepping back into a bygone age, with examples of shops a school and other delights - showing how they were in the "olden days" ( typically the 1930s ) There are also a pony / donkey... More 

Helpful?
Thank Frontera2
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We found St Joseph's Village, on a grey, chilly September day, a little soul less and slightly disappointing. It was very quiet - a little bit eerie - although the tavern was packed with people enjoying food and drink. An interesting place to spend 1-2 hours although the exhibits can get a bit repetitive. You do not need to be... More 

Helpful?
Thank seaibiza
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

An excellent collection of historic and slightly more modern shops and working practices from the mid 1900's. Their is an excellent religious area with a beautiful small chapel and various shrines, with the main one being to Lourdes. Their is a bar, small café and shop. The site is mainly flat and accessible for the disabled. Their is ample free... More 

Helpful?
Thank achan34
Hawarden
Level Contributor
64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

A lovely little village not far from Calais we camped just on the outskirts they are super markets for anything you need a local spar and market in the week. We were a ten minute drive to the beach and three hours from Paris. It is beautiful place to visit.

Helpful?
Thank Mand531

Travelers who viewed St. Joseph Village, Guines also viewed

Landrethun-le-Nord, Pas-de-Calais
 
Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais
Eperlecques, Pas-de-Calais
 

Been to St. Joseph Village, Guines? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from St. Joseph Village, Guines staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?