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Flore Submarine base

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Address: 56100 Lorient, France
Phone Number: 0297022329

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Atmospheric piece of world history

We did a lot of pre-reading on TA and individual websites and were still confused about what the deal was. As of today (10th June) you can do 2 things, both restricted in numbers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
Cornish Wanderer
Cornwall, England
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank fergus m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank jeromeoconnor
Didcot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Malcolm P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting insight into life on a submarine. The museum which you go through en-route to the submarine itself, is very French but with some English translations. I think that you don't really get the full background unless you are a native French speaker. The submarine itself was interesting and you get an audio tour in very French English but you... More 

Thank RichardVUK
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I was surprised to see how people were able to live in this metal can. It is well renovated and gives a good idea about the life of marines. The price was, i think, somewhere around 6 euro per person. The whole place is very interesting to be seen. It has been an WWII submarine military base. Wonderful....

Thank Deyan B
Cornwall, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We did a lot of pre-reading on TA and individual websites and were still confused about what the deal was. As of today (10th June) you can do 2 things, both restricted in numbers so worth booking online. First we did the tour of the U-boat pens with a French guide. We read the English leaflet as we waited and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Amazing experience, so well looked after and to actually be able to walk through the submarine was fantastic. Difficult to imagine how people actually lived and worked in such a confined space.

Thank Finics
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We came to Lorient to visit the Flore and the submarine pens. Unfortunately we missed the Cite des Voiles and submarine pen as, being slightly off season, we didn't know we had to be there before 3pm. But we did visit Le Flore and its museum. Very well thought out museum with a film. The museum exhibits were accompanied by... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is an excellent visit. Movies explaining what happened during the war and in particular in Lorient. Then you get headphones and visit a submarine and get told how life was as you walk through it. Really good day out!

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Gestel, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lorient is my town and not so long ago the submarines were based at the place of this museum , you can visit Inside a submarine (it's very narrow!) and there is plenty of things that you can learn about the II world war, ;not far you have the museum Eric Tabarly and some restaurants

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