Blockhaus d'Éperlecques, Éperlecques

The biggest bunker in northern France, this is a remarkable piece of Second World War battlefield archaeology.

In March 1943, Nazi Germany started building this giant bunker in northwest France. Its principal purpose was as a site for launching missiles towards the south of England and London, 177 kilometres away. The bunker’s location was therefore pivotal; far enough inland to be safe from naval guns, whilst staying within operational range of the English capital.

Once capable of launching up to 36 missiles a day, the site has been open to the public since 1973. The bunker is preserved as part of a privately-owned museum that presents its history and the German V-weapons programme with guided tours. It has been protected by the French state as a historical monument since 1986.

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Opening Hours

Monday:
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:
14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday:
10:00 - 18:00
Friday:
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday:
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday:
10:00 - 18:00

Seasons

01 March 2021 - 31 March 2021

01 April 2021 - 30 June 2021

01 July 2021 - 31 August 2021

01 September 2021 - 30 September 2021

01 October 2021 - 31 October 2021

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