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Flore Submarine base

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Address: 56100 Lorient, France
Phone Number: 0297022329
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I am not someone who can deal with tight spaces but this was a great experience. It gives you an idea of what went down during WW 2. One wonders how sailors coped within the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Voorschoten, The Netherlands

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English first
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87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tour of the U-Boat pens. It was in French but the lady who did it was more than prepared to answer any questions we had. We did the museum also and finished off with a walk on tour of the Frenc Sub on sight.

Thank S D Evs
Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the museum (which includes a self guided tour of the French submarine Flore), the self guided tour of the submarine escape training tower, and the tour of K3 (which is the submarine pen). The museum and submarine are very nice to explore. The guided tour of K3 was excellent - you go inside the building and up on... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can highly recommend this visit to both the Nazi U-Boat Pens and The Flore Submarine tour - very imaginative exposition and well put together - you can really experience life under the waves in a small metal tube! Not a life to envy!

Thank Chris L
Bath, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The star of this visit was seeing the enormous Lorient submarine pens up close. Very well presented AV display and exhibits from the 1940's. The Flore submarine is interesting to explore; the "english" translation on the audio headphones is dire and badly in need of correction. Visit marred by lack of correct information about what was open and when on... More 

Thank markehowell
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91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

OK, maybe because I have read a lot of WWII, I wasn't expecting that there would be a lot of input on the whole subject inside, even the cinema showing how much each superpower was currently spending (bit off track). The initial triptych wall slide show of the local development was informative but nothing you couldn't get off a book.... More 

Thank JerryBolton
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Really excellent museum - we arrived an hour before opening and had no problem getting a ticket. Loved the audio-visual display showing the history of warfare since Ww2. Great tour with EngLish commentary on headphones. Although the submarine is small inside, I don't like small spaces and I was fine, as they keep numbers going through sensible.

Thank Alison H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Booked online two nights before - maybe not worth turning up on the day to look around the submarine and museum on a rainy day without booking. Once inside, it was a fabulous museum giving a really fascinating history of the local area, WW2, Cold War etc. before giving an amazing walk through French Naval sub with audio (in English).... More 

Thank CBirdy
Belper, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This was our second visit to the museums and we went again thanks to the badgering if our teenage daughter. It is well worth a second visit. Interesting to see how industry, sailing in particular, has sprung up in some of the K3 pens and those in K1 bringing a new lease of life to these historic submarine pens. Very... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We have previously visited the Flore submarine and museum and also the Eric Tabarly museum with a sailing trip which we can thoroughly recommend. This review is about the visits to the submarine pens and K3. I think it worth pointing out that there are separate attractions on the site, BUT tickets for all of them can be bought at... More 

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I am not someone who can deal with tight spaces but this was a great experience. It gives you an idea of what went down during WW 2. One wonders how sailors coped within the confines of a sub. Its awesome and eerie at the same time. A note to visitors- Try to book online if its possible. We managed... More 

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