Le Bunker de La Rochelle, La Rochelle

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  • August 17, 2017
    With my darling we visited this place me personally I'm not a fan of these time and stories but nice visit anyway with a lot of reading do but much too public a visit and it difficult to circulate in
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  • August 15, 2017
    The bunker, indeed represents a great moment in the history of La Rochelle during the second world war. The "Schwarz Katz" symbol of one of the U-bots of the Navy of the Reich is also present in the bunker. These are officers who came there on layover. Their life in this site is represented by the scenes of life adapted to each room. Not to be missed.
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  • August 15, 2017
    well-appointed, this bunker makes us see life during the second world war, a lot of object to discover, Dummies in uniform at the time, models, a little hard to find
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  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • August 15, 2017
    English guide with LOTS of reading.
  • August 8, 2016
    Very interesting place that documents the life in La Rochelle during the Nazi occupation. Unfortunately, al the information is in French only.
  • August 25, 2014
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    Must visit !!!

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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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