1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - NATO Storage Mine, France April 2016

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by The Kwan, May 19, 2016.

  1. The Kwan

    The Kwan funksoul Brother
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,674
    Likes Received:
    686
    So I was lucky enough to be invited along on another Catas trip with Jobs, Hils, Andyj, Matt, Jake, Lawrence and Nicole and it was a lot of fun, we managed about 6 hours sleep in 4 days but stopped at variuos places along the way including Herblay mine, trou Perdue mine, Chateaux Secessions and ofcourse the catas, but we also stopped at this lovely place that I only know as Nato Mine.

    What can I tell you about Nato Mine, well it was Fucking massive and apparently it was used by Nato or a similar organisation to store wheeled and tracked hardware, anyway and we wandered around for ages before actually finding the vehicles and we nearly gave up a few times when trying to fnd them, and thanks to the Merry Pranksters keen sense of direction we nearly didnt see them at all :D....that is ofcourse a joke because we were NOT leaving without seeing them and with Andy J's words of "Im not leaving until I see a fucking Tank" still ringing in our ears we pressed on until we found them, but in the process we found all manor of storage rooms, workshops, mopeds and vans etc, this place was amazing.
    I missed some of the vehicles because I wandered off in another direction in total awe of the scale and beauty of the place but I did see some of them and here are the images.

    IN
    [​IMG]
    Mahoosive passageways
    [​IMG]


    I wondered what this would be worth to the metal fairies
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    this place was just a maze like this
    [​IMG]

    Wot no lights
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Open the back doors
    [​IMG]

    Bit o scale
    [​IMG]

    El Gruppo shot, without half the group :)
    [​IMG]

    Le Bogs
    [​IMG]

    So we left happy in the knowledge tha we had seen what we came for, so it was out of the mine and we stopped at a nearby carpark to cook some food and to sup some beer....Good times folks with great people.
    [​IMG]

    I have absolutely no idea were this NATO MINE was because I spent most of my time dozing off in the Limo and when not asleep I was often comfortably drunk thanks mainly to the fact that Bigjobs did all of the Euro driving ( I dont know how he managed it because it was a massive task, so big thanks for that Jobs)
    Yeah, Heiniken is cheaper in France :)
    [​IMG]

    Anyway, I took some video of the trip...
     
    Jonesey, KM_Punk, Vulex and 10 others like this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. dweeb

    dweeb Super Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,460
    Likes Received:
    606
    I loved this place... still eat my cereal out of a US issue melamine bowl found in one of the many nooks :)
     
  3. The Kwan

    The Kwan funksoul Brother
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,674
    Likes Received:
    686
    I didnt see any bits and bobs or atrifacts lying about but then again I even missed some of the vehicles thanks to going off on some mental aborational tangent. I really enjoyed this place though :) the thing that sticks in my mind about this place were the two mounds of dead rabbits and squirrells that had fallen down holes from above, I wish that i had made a project of photographing or videoing them now but at that time I was hell bent on finding hardware.
     
  4. wellingtonian

    wellingtonian Subterráneo
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    416
    Nice P. Enjoyed the report :thumb
     
    The Kwan likes this.
  5. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Messages:
    2,491
    Likes Received:
    580
    Home Page:
    Really decent looking place this mate good to see it on the circuit again!
     
    The Kwan likes this.
  6. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    978
    Great report as always @The Kwan looks like you all had a good time..
     
    The Kwan likes this.
  7. The Kwan

    The Kwan funksoul Brother
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,674
    Likes Received:
    686
    Cheers for commenting on the post peeps, this place was pretty cool :)
     
  8. The Kwan

    The Kwan funksoul Brother
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,674
    Likes Received:
    686
    Fuck me Wevs, Ive just had the shock of my life, my mrs was watching Corry and I just saw Dereck griffiths from play away on it lololol...anyway Im gonna MP you now :)
     
  9. Coolboyslim

    Coolboyslim Mr Reality Hacker
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    420
    That's cracking m8ty looks like a laugh all round . Great report and pics
     
    The Kwan likes this.
  10. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,480
    Likes Received:
    723
    Epic mate, lovely snaps :)
     
    The Kwan likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in