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Sunday 18 September 2022, 10:00, 10:50, 11:40, 14:00, 14:50, 15:40, 16:30, 17:20Passed
Conditions
For safety reasons, visitors in good physical condition and equipped with suitable footwear. Children accompanied by an adult. Access only by reservation and limited to 19 people/visit. Reservations from 05/09/2022.
September 2022
Sunday 18
10:00 - 10:45
10:50 - 11:35
11:40 - 12:25
14:00 - 14:45
14:50 - 15:35
15:40 - 16:25
16:30 - 17:15
17:20 - 18:05
Accessible to the intellectually impaired
Accessible to the hearing impaired
Accessible to the visually impaired
Accessible to the psychic impaired
7 to 99 years old

Abri anti-aérien

Place de la République 92270 Bois-Colombes
  • Hauts-de-Seine
  • Île-de-France

Visit of the antiaircraft shelter of Wood-doves

Visit commented by the antiaircraft shelter located under the place(square) of the Republic to Wood-doves.
Sunday 18 September 2022, 10:00, 10:50, 11:40, 14:00, 14:50, 15:40, 16:30, 17:20Passed
Conditions
For safety reasons, visitors in good physical condition and equipped with suitable footwear. Children accompanied by an adult. Access only by reservation and limited to 19 people/visit. Reservations from 05/09/2022.
Intérieur de l'abri anti-aérien (Ville de Bois-Colombes, Studio des Bourguignons/Richard Loret).

In the late 1930s, as the war approached, the town of Bois-Colombes put in place passive defence measures to protect the population from possible bombing. A shelter was dug under the Republic Square around 1938. It measures 97 meters, had 3 access by stairs and could accommodate 388 adults or 485 children.
It is a valuable testimony to life during the Second World War and to the bombing that hit the city. Indeed, Bois-Colombes experienced more than 400 anti-aircraft alerts between 1939 and 1944 and was bombed 3 times in September and December 1943.
The commented visit of the shelter (duration: 45 min) will be enriched with a reading of extracts of testimonies from this period.

Types d'événement
Visite commentée / Conférence
Thème 2022
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About the location

Abri anti-aérien
Place de la République 92270 Bois-Colombes
  • Hauts-de-Seine
  • Île-de-France
The city of Bois-Colombes was created in 1896 as a former district of Colombes. With an area of 192 hectares, the city now has 28,476 inhabitants. Bois-Colombes is a residential town with a business district located in the southern part of the territory. The municipality is marked by rail transport (up to 5 lines have crossed the city, 3 stations are on the territory or nearby). The city has preserved traces of its past: the Tourelles castle (a former holiday villa built in 1983), the former wind tunnel of the Hispano-Suiza factory (installed in Bois-Colombes from 1914 to 1999), the anti-aircraft shelter located under the Place de la République (used during the Second World War) or the City Hall built in the late 1930s
Tags
Édifice militaire, enceinte urbaine, Édifice commémoratif
Access
SNCF gare de Bois-Colombes, Les Vallées, Bécon-les-Bruyères/ Bus 167, 178.
Intérieur de l'abri anti-aérien (Ville de Bois-Colombes, Studio des Bourguignons/Richard Loret")