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Flore Submarine base

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Address: 56100 Lorient, France
Phone Number: 0297022329
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Good place to spend a few hours of your in the area.

This is a sixties French sub. Not a german, but still interesting. St Nazaire is now a prosperous area due to boing and other large internationals being based there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Bruton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite previous reviews about booking, my son and I turned up and managed to arrange a K3 tour for an hour after arrival, then the submarine museum straight after that. The guided tour was worth it, lots of interesting facts not only about the pens, but also the relevance of the whole site towards the overall war effort and the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a sixties French sub. Not a german, but still interesting. St Nazaire is now a prosperous area due to boing and other large internationals being based there.

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Thank Henry f
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like world war 2 history you will love it. lots of well laid out displays explaining Lorients role In history and ww2. the submarine itself is a real eye opener into how cramped conditions really were. I would recommend a visit

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1) If you try to book online, register first, I picked my slot, filled my basket with tickets, then registered as requested when I tried to pay. When I finished registration my basket was suddenly empty and I had to reselect (losing my preferred slot in the process) - frustrating! 2) The time slot you are given is the time... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the submarine museum and had a guided tour of the K3 bunker. We thought the bunker was the most interesting and was the only part of the museum focused on WW2. The bunker tour takes about an hour and a half and gives a lot of detail as to why, how and by whom the bunker was built.... More 

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Manchester UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went almost on-spec to visit the sub pens in Lorient, we have a holiday home over in Brittany and it's somethign we've wanted to do for a while having already visited the fort at Port St Louis a couple of years ago, but having seen earlier internet reviews on spotty visiting hours and pre-booking we'd been somewhat put off.... More 

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Schiedam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk completely through the submarine. It's opened from the front, and you walk through it to the back. So no going through the conning tower. The audio-tour is in all languages and very good. No hassle with buttons, it plays automatically when you arrive at the right spot. Great for kids. The little museum beforehand wasn't that great,... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a must for people with an interest in history and building extreme buildings. The number one U Boat station that became a French diesel submarine base immediately after the war. Also the station was so well designed and constructed the allies could not destroy it by aerial bombing. Also you get to look inside a real submarine and... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Most reviewers have missed the main reason for visiting Lorient, which is the nearly intact former German U-boat base at KEROMAN. One of five massive bases along the Bay of Biscay, all built by French slave labor, KEROMAN and the other U boat bases are the largest vestige of the war and a must-see. Although closed to visitors, U boat... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I visited Lorient on a Monday morning specifically to see the base ... it does not open until after lunch on a Monday!! Would have liked to have seen over the submarine but all I saw of it was from the outside.

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