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Musée Mémoires 39-45

War in a blockhouse
Historic site and monument, Fortified structure, Fort, Museum, History, Military in Plougonvelin
From :  8,5 Full-fare
  • Very near the Pointe Saint Mathieu headland, the former German command blockhouse relates the history of the Second World War in Brittany, told by those who lived through it.

  • It's a strange sight, this concrete fortress planted in the middle of fields... Standing in front of the bay, the gigantic five-storey blockhouse used to defend the command centre of the Graf Spee marine artillery battery, the most significant in Finistère in terms of size and fire-power. Two brothers, Aurélien and Clement, both collectors and keen historians, have turned this German labyrinth into a museum. Illustrated by thousands of objects, documents and photographs from those times, the...
    It's a strange sight, this concrete fortress planted in the middle of fields... Standing in front of the bay, the gigantic five-storey blockhouse used to defend the command centre of the Graf Spee marine artillery battery, the most significant in Finistère in terms of size and fire-power. Two brothers, Aurélien and Clement, both collectors and keen historians, have turned this German labyrinth into a museum. Illustrated by thousands of objects, documents and photographs from those times, the tour, covering 500 sq.m. of exhibition space, is brought to life by witness accounts and anecdotes. It leads you down into the fortress, and it plunges you deep into the lives of the soldiers of the Atlantic Wall and into the memories of civilians caught up in the suffering. Through to the bloody days of the liberation. From the terrace, the beautiful panoramic views over the Iroise Sea are a reminder of the strategic position occupied by the military engineering works.
  • Environment
    • Nearby trekking route
    • Sea view
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
Services
  • Services
    • Boutique
Rates
Payment methods
  • Debit cards
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates 2022
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    From 8.50 €
  • Child rate
    From 5.50 €
Openings
Openings
  • From January 1, 2022 until January 2, 2022
  • From February 5, 2022 until March 7, 2022
  • From April 1, 2022 until November 11, 2022
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