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Flore Submarine base

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Address: 56100 Lorient, France
Phone Number: 0297022329
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We visited on tour from a cruise. The massive concrete submarine bunkers from K1 to K1V are awe inspiring and impressive, though devoid of any beauty. Situated on the Keroman... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not sure why the k3 base is not under its own heading as you can choose many brilliant things to do at this site of which the former u boat pens are but one and by far the best. These is the biggest u boat base in the world and a fantastic experience to look round. The only tour in... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visited on tour from a cruise. The massive concrete submarine bunkers from K1 to K1V are awe inspiring and impressive, though devoid of any beauty. Situated on the Keroman peninsula in Lorient they are a lasting reminder of the U Boat HQ and main repair depots from where the German Admiral Doenitz conducted the battle of the Atlantic in... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Even though the websites say that the activities are self guided by audio guide they are timed tickets. We went to the submarine and the submarine museum (we did not got into KIII as we had to go on an 1 hour 30 mins guided tour about the history of the submarine base before going into KIII and as we... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The area around the base has now been redeveloped with the pens as industrial units and there is not that much to see. In fact the best views can be seen from across the harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I came to stand on ore at the architecture of the place the death it brought at its height and in it's demise. What a feat. All the French people we met were polite and helpful it was a shame a previous visitor had a bad experience here with a tour guide. Well worth the visit. A lovely restaurant nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Think they must have given Tim R's guide the boot. We went round yesterday with a very sweet French girl who was deeply apologetic she couldn't speak much English. We were there on last day of Volvo round the world ocean race so lively chaos. The starkness of the concrete structures,practically only thing left standing in Lorient, a contrast to... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

As a group of ten British Tourists, we visited the facility on the afternoon of Monday 11th May 2015. The Museum and the tour of the French Submarine was really interesting and informative. Audio headsets are available for the submarine tour and it was most enjoyable. The second part of the tour involved a guided tour of the submarine pens.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

we visited this place in March i it was a little difficult to find and unfortunately the submarine and museum where both closed , but we managed to have a good look round and we visited a lot the buildings so still a good result, it's looks a better visit that the ones in Saint Nazaire, worth a trip another... More 

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very interesting visit to Kerroman 3 (the U boat pen you can visit on a guided tour). Having read other reviews we weren't sure if there would even be a tour running so we went on Sunday to make sure. Follow the road signs for Les Base des Sous Marins and Eric Taberly and you will then find it. The... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We visited early in April when only the museum connected the the French submarine was open which we didn't visit. K1 was flooded but were able to lock our bikes up near the entrance to K1 and cross the pontoon to K3 and wander through the blast doors and along the back of the 7 pens and out the other... More 

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Address: 56100 Lorient, France
Phone Number: 0297022329
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Morbihan  >  Lorient

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