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Flore Submarine base

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Address: 56100 Lorient, France
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As a concrete bunker fan -I really enjoyed this

Firstly, I didn't go in the museum with the French 1964 u boat. I came to visit the Keroman U-boat base, constructed from 1941., now named after General Stosskopf ( French spy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Firstly, I didn't go in the museum with the French 1964 u boat. I came to visit the Keroman U-boat base, constructed from 1941., now named after General Stosskopf ( French spy ). The vastness is outstanding. Being quiet I was able to walk every where through the pens on Keroman 1 and 2 the French uboat sits on the... More 

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Nivelles, Belgium
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Kent
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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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