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Flore Submarine base

Address: 56100 Lorient, France
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Lorient
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Nivelles, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The site proposes different attractions to visit, including the Flore submarine museum in itself, and a guided tour of the gigantic WWII bunkers. The visit of the French submarine and its museum are the main attraction, especially for families, as it is quite interactive and there is the opportunity to visit a submarine. It is impressive to discover how the... More 

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Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There are 3 tours you can do at this site - visiting the museum detailing history of the Cold War period, including a walk around a submarine, visiting the museum of sailing which doesn't open until 2pm or taking a guided tour around the German submarine bunkers. We opted for the latter. It cost only 6 euros per person and... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited on 8.8.14 whilst on holidays near Pont Aven, Brittany. We tried to fathom out the web site before leaving home,but could not book in advance, as we did not know which day we would visit. The tour of the old French sub was fully booked before we arrived, but we had the "bomb-proof" buildings tour. Price was very reasonable... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We arrived in the last week auf August and after waiting around 20 minutes at the entrance they told us that they do not provide English tours at this time of the year (They stopped a week before having other languages than French). Also the French tours were completely booked out and there was just capacity at late evening. The... More 

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martock
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited in mid August at two in the afternoon and we're told they were at capacity until 6 30. The pamphlet said nothing about booking in advance. The only thing that we saw was the diving trainer which was completely underwhelming.

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Kent
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Eerie and thought provoking. You get to tour a submarine and understand how tough life must have been aboard. The original buildings also provide a fascinating insight into life during WW2. Awesome views from the roof. And some fabulous yachts to view as well.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visited for free. Wandering around the massive, fortified buildings gives you an immediate sense of the effort the Germans undertook to protect their sub fleet. They even had 1000 soldiers on the base. This is an eerie place, even though it is now surrounded by a lot of competition yaughters. Walking around by yourself (expect to take a couple... More 

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Dollar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The base is extraordinary: one images the pens will outlast the pyramids. That said, it's pretty poorly signposted and the opening times are weird - guided tours of the main building on Sundays at 3 and 5 only as far as I could work out. Just walking round is worth the effort, and there's a great place for a picnic... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Arrived by bus, having crossed by local ferry, good public transport here. Huge concrete structures remain from the dark days of WW2. The U Boats sailed from here and sunk hundreds of Allied ships with the loss of thousands of lives. The engineering is impressive still, being literally bomb-proof. These sad grey walls were the last sight of land for... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The museum has great visuals.The visit of the submarine is also well worth it. Just a bit disappointed not to see the actual horizon through a periscope, but instead seeing pictures through it.

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