La Base Sous-Marine

Top choice gallery in Chartrons, Bassins à Flot & Bacalan

By far the city's eeriest and most menacing sight, this mammoth hulk of a submarine base (1941–43) was one of five built on the Atlantic Coast by the Germans during the WWII. Designed as a bunker to protect German U-boats from aerial attack, it pens base proved impossible to destroy – by British forces during WWII and subsequently by the city, who now use the eyesore reinforced-concrete structure as a seriously cool, underground cultural centre, art gallery and music concert venue.

The submarine base is only open during exhibitions and events. Check its Facebook page for details.


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