Le Bunker de La Rochelle, La Rochelle

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Where to stay in La Rochelle

To discover La Rochelle's rich architectural heritage, book your rooms at a stylish hotel near the city's picturesque old harbor. From there, you can easily explore the city's oldest areas, while remaining within easy walking distance of modern tourist attractions, such as the aquarium and natural history museum. If you're travelling on a limited budget, consider staying farther away from the old harbor, where you can choose from a selection of small inns, private B&Bs, and good-value hostels.
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  • First off, a declaration: I am a complete geek buff, and this site - a bunker packed with stories and artefacts of the German occupation in WW2 - was always going to be right up my street - but I stil...  more »
  • Very interesting experience and a take on the world war 11 from a German perspective which was enlightening  more »
  • We saw this covered on a French TV show the day before we visited. The bunker is in the exact state it was when used by the Germans, and the different rooms tell the story of the bunker and town durin...  more »
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  • I looked forward to the Bunker since we made the decision to come to La Rochelle. What I found was quite different to my expectations, however. I anticipated a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Atlantic, the U-Boat pens at La Pallice, the Allied attempts to destroy the pens, the role the bunker played in the Kriegsmarine's network . . . Instead, we found a well thought out and organised tribute to the life of La Rochelle during the war. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't what my advanced reading had lead me to expect.
  • Very interesting place that documents the life in La Rochelle during the Nazi occupation. Unfortunately, al the information is in French only.
  • A very interesting museum that takes visitors through recreations of life during WWII, including the lives of German soldiers stationed in La Rochelle who were the inhabitants of the titular bunker. Though everything is in French, guests can request a written museum guide in English. The museum is full of artifacts and interesting fun facts. (For example, did you know that La Rochelle became the site of two iconic movies, Das Boot and Raiders of the Lost Ark?) Note that this museum is located in the heart of historic La Rochelle and has NOTHING to do with the concrete submarine bases built out by the harbor. These are closed to the public. Rather, the term "bunker" refers to the structure built under a city hotel to protect German soldiers and officers from Allied bombings, in which the museum is now located.
  • Must visit !!!
  • Super Museum a little fast to the second world war with a short questionnaire to occupy the children. To do.
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