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Flore Submarine base

56100 Lorient, France
+33 2 97 02 23 29
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La Boot?

Nice little intro-museum followed by a walk-through of a 60s French submarine. My son and I were a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen W
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An insight of life upon a wartime submarine

What a fantastic place. We booked in advance and went with friends. Audio tour was great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony952
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
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56100 Lorient, France
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+33 2 97 02 23 29
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little intro-museum followed by a walk-through of a 60s French submarine. My son and I were a bit time limited - so we dashed through the museum (which seemed interesting enough) before going on the submarine. The tour through the submarine utilised an audio...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place. We booked in advance and went with friends. Audio tour was great, available in different languages. This was combined with a few museums in Lorient. Absolutely fantastic opportunity to climb on board this submarine, loved it and would recommend it. Book...More

Thank Tony952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The submarine Flore base is worthwhile a visit. Especially in combination with the submarine base guided tour. The exposition explains the workings of a submarine, and an audiovisual presentation provided context. The Audi tour through the submarine. Is informative and full of funny details. La...More

1  Thank ReneHrtz
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Walking through this submarine -from stern to aft- dating from the 60ties gives you some idea of the claustrophobic experience these guys must have had being locked up in these steel tubes, crammed to the max with machinery, tubes, valves, electronics, etc at 300 meter...More

Thank E-J R
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Short version: Don’t go to the submarine UNLESS you have booked in advance via internet. Long version: We drove three hours to the musée, it was still early in the morning and there was already a line which took an hour. Although there weren’t that...More

Thank saladbar2017
Reviewed July 28, 2017

We visited the submarine base with the intention of getting a tour of the submarine they have as the base. On arrival this was fully booked therefore we were offered a guided tour in English of the submarine pens. Staff at tge ticket office spoke...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum and the submarine. Very interesting to hear the history and experience what life in a sub must have been like. Plenty info in English. However didn't do the guided visit to the base as time limited. The museum gives a very good...More

Thank ifand
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Read books and watched programmes on subject, but the place still takes your breath away! If you want the English speaking tour make sure get there before 11.30! Really interesting tour of base, French submarine, museum and a great shop with some English language books....More

3  Thank chriscarter43
Reviewed June 3, 2017

My friends and I were doing a five day tour of Brittany and the Loire Valley, taking in the tank museum and the submarine pens along the coast. On arrival at La Base, we were disappointed to find that we were unable to wander freely...More

1  Thank Kev69
Reviewed May 30, 2017

The submarine was originally built by the Germans who had their U-boat headquarters in Lorient with bunkers that were impenetrable for allied bombs. The French confiscated the submarine and it served in the French Navy till 1997. Now it is a museum and a rather...More

Thank Willy B
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frequenttravelor
July 20, 2015|
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Response from judehunt66 | Reviewed this property |
There is an excellent audio guide in English which is clever enough to know when you have moved into each new room. I think tickets are available to buy on line but are easily bought from the ticket office where one of the... More
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RTZ123
May 5, 2015|
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Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
We visited on Friday April 3rd having read the website first. Now we know we misunderstood the info on the website. We were advised by the receptionist in the office next to the submarine that there are some tours but they... More
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Badger50A
February 25, 2015|
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Response from mouseHerts | Reviewed this property |
It's very hit and miss. We went from a cruise ship so they were prepared with English guided tours, but I've read other reviews that say there doesn't seem to be a set timetable of tours, or of times of opening. The only... More
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