We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Flore Submarine base

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 56100 Lorient, France
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Good value for money

spent two hours going around the museum , amazed at the size of the submarine pens, got to have a look around inside a submarine, well worth the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Steve W
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

spent two hours going around the museum , amazed at the size of the submarine pens, got to have a look around inside a submarine, well worth the visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guildford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
45 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nivelles, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Herts
Top Contributor
411 reviews 411 reviews
271 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vienna, Austria
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kent
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Dollar
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Flore Submarine base also viewed

 

Been to Flore Submarine base? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Flore Submarine base and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Flore Submarine base staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?