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In World War II, the Nazis used thousands of prisoners to build Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, a bunker that now houses a privately owned museum. It was designed it as a launching facility for their V-2 ballistic missiles--capable of holding a hundred missiles and launching about 36 daily--as well as a liquid oxygen factory and a bomb-proof train station for missiles and supplies. Due to repeated bombing by the British and United States air forces, the bunker was never completed. The attacks caused substantial damage and rendered it unusable. Today, the museum presents the history of the site and the V-weapons program. See Blockhaus d'Eperlecques and all Eperlecques has to offer by arranging your trip with our Eperlecques travel route planning app.
Tours to Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
$458 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Private Tour of World War 2 in Northern France Full-Day Private Tour of World War 2 in Northern France
Duration: 8 hours
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques reviews
Excellent-absolutely vast. Much bigger than I imagined and very informative. Well worth a trip. Even our 3 yr old enjoyed it- being pulled round in a little cart helped.
Excellent-absolutely vast. Much bigger than I imagined and very informative. Well worth a trip. Even our 3 yr old enjoyed it- being pulled round in a little cart helped. more »
Never seen anything like it. The size just blows you away. Simple, walk around exhibition, nearly all outdoors (so check the weather). Well worth a 1-2 hour visit.
Never seen anything like it. The size just blows you away. Simple, walk around exhibition, nearly all outdoors (so check the weather). Well worth a 1-2 hour visit. more »
This place is simply amazing and should be on the list for anyone interested in WW2 or engineering. I like both so, for me, this is a fabulous place to visit. Firstly it’s really well laid out and managed. Really well. The paths are well marked and maintained. There are also excellent audio narrations at certain points which are certainly worth listening too. On the way to the main exhibit (a simply enormous WW2 bunker) there are lots of exhibits from artillery pieces to train carriages, bombs, Radar and even a submarine. And then there is the bunker itself which was built to be a V2 launch site but got bombed by the Allies so never actually was used. Half is in pristine condition and the other half is derelict and shows clearly the effect of the bombs. It is really really impressive. You can also go inside the pristine portion and see the scale of what was being built. This portion was meant to be an oxygen production site to be used as fuel for the V2. You should go. Just go.
What a place. and only a short hop from the Ferry at Calais. I was thoroughly amazed by this tour, not just because of the excellent and professional layout of the exhibits, and the time they clearly put into maintaining the exhibits, but also because they have gone to great lengths to ensure the 'human' story is being told. It's quite harrowing the story of the workers used during this period to construct such things as this bunker, but the team here have done a brilliant job ensuring that the story is being heard and acknowledged. The Bunker for the V2 rockets is just insane! I had no idea. I'm very interested in War history, and this blew me away. We toured all the way round the bunker and inside. For anyone interested in this period of history, the stories behind it's construction, how Britain's RAF combated the incoming rockets, and it's eventual destruction, you'll spend your 10 euros very wisely. Oh, very helpful motorcycle area outfront with a locker system to lock helmets away. So handy.
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