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A relic brought up to date

The MA.AT has many surprises in store and bunker 502 AR.4101 1943 is one of them… This vestige of the Second World War testifies to many important moments in history: the call of June 18, the signing of the Armistice, the German occupation… Specialized in telecommunications, this central model was built in about 8 weeks. It hosted two combat troops, the equivalent of 20 men, and protected them from bombing. This monument was explored in 2015 before being excavated in 2016.

The Bunker 502 in pictures...


You want to visit this place full of history ?

Self-guided tour

To live this unique experience, ask the Tourist Office.
Conditions: mask required, hydroalcoholic gel available, visit limited to 20 people.

In July and until 29 August: from Monday to Sunday: from 9.30am to 6.30pm, except Thursday mornings (reserved for guided tours by reservation).

 In April, May, June and from 30 August to 30 September: from Monday to Saturday: from 9 am to 12.15 pm and from 1 pm to 5.15 pm, on Sundays from 10 am to 12.15 pm and from 1 pm to 4.15 pm.

From October to March: Monday to Friday: from 9 am to 12.15 pm and from 2 pm to 5.15 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 12.15 pm and from 2 pm to 4.15 pm.

 Price 2€ / pers. Free up to 10 years.

First part of the Scenography accessible to people with reduced mobility


Guided Tour

One-hour visit with a member of GRAMASA (Archeological Research Group on the Atlantic Wall Arcachon Sector).

On reservation at the Tourist Office

Price 10€/pers.

Mandatory health pass for both types of visits


A booklet dedicated to Bunker 502

The autonomous visit of this telephone exchange was worth proposing a complementary work retracing the context of the time on the Arcachon Basin.
This one offers its readers surprising details about the features of this bunker and its discovery. The Tourist Office has therefore decided to create a booklet dedicated to the site.
Edited by Bruno Hubert and co-written with Marc Mentel (President of GRAMASA) and Peter Gaïda (Lecturer and historian), it is now available for sale exclusively at our premises.
The aesthetics and graphics of this beautiful work reflect the existing scenography. Richly illustrated with amazing archive photos, it is also translated into English.

Booklet “Bunker 502”: 14€. On sale at the Arcachon Tourist Office