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Well worth a visit

For France the entrance seemed quite dear, but it was well worth it. The trip includes two museums... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
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Super location and fascinating museums

This is a great visit, particularly for us with a young family, and a nice way to spend a few... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

For France the entrance seemed quite dear, but it was well worth it. The trip includes two museums. It took us a while to notice, but the audio guide numbers are on the cabinets in the Trading Companies museum. All very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is a great visit, particularly for us with a young family, and a nice way to spend a few hours. We got there early and entered the Citadelle. The fortress is wonderful with amazing views over the harbour, Lorient, and the sea. Typical of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

If you want to see a view of Port Louis this is a go place to go, not to much there, there is a few local tourists shops inside. Besides the view there’s not much more to see

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

It was 2 hours nice walk in the city. It is nice and cozy small historic town. Interesting mixture of architecture nice old church and interesting fort. When you are around Lorient, pay a visit (and skip Lorient).

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Rexonaut
Reviewed August 15, 2017

A very interesting visit which combines the Citadelle with two excellent museums. Great views across the bay to L'Orient. Good value for €8 per person as we spent a couple of hours exploring. Plenty here to keep all ages interested and some good photo opportunities....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Spent two hours here with young children (8 and 10). Plenty to see and worth taking an audio guide, which you can get in various languages. The kids loved exploring the fort and views to neighbouring sites amazing. The museums were extensive and ranged from...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Chris S
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Great fort with majestic vieuw. The museum is allso wortwhile visiting. Walk around and try to picture how people used to live here. Mindblowing vieuws wherever you look.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank LizetVerderOsse
Reviewed July 24, 2017

A fabulous building full of history. well located at the end of the Lorient Bay you can enjoy a very nice point of view on the bay or the ocean. in the centre, you have 2 museums. One is the Marine museum in which you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David M
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Nice to have a walk when you have good weather outside. Interesting architecture, place with a restaurant just close to citadel. Possible to go with children and people with handicap.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 11, 2017

Well preserved citadel with some great views of the sea and WWII german bunkers. We enjoyed walking the walls and watching the sail boats. And be sure to visit the wonderful East India trading Company museum, which is very fascinating and interesting. It really helps...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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