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Flore Submarine base

56100 Lorient, France
+33 2 97 02 23 29
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Well worth a visit.

Visited the museum and the submarine. Very interesting to hear the history and experience what life... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great visit and museum and shop staff extremely helpful

Read books and watched programmes on subject, but the place still takes your breath away! If you... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“u boat” (13 reviews)
56100 Lorient, France
+33 2 97 02 23 29
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 8 June 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

2  Thank chriscarter43
Reviewed 3 June 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 30 May 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
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This review is about the K3 Submarine Pens and not the submarine museum. At the time of our visit there was only one English speaking tour per day. However, they did lay on a special tour for our cuise ship. The tour was only about...More

Thank Gadam_13
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect way to spend a couple of hours if you like submarines. Don't be confused though. If you are expecting to learn all about German U Boats you will be very disappointed as the only real reference is a slide show and the pens themselves....More

2  Thank Buellrider
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Seriously though, the base is a unique building. U-boat pens for 30 submarines. For anyone that likes military history it's well worth visiting. You can go on a French sub (permanent dry dock), and the museum in the base is really interesting as well.

Thank dooobydoo
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We visited the WW2 exhibition and submarine at K3. A lot of the exhibits are in French although there is an English language audio guide for the submarine. Overall it's worth visiting but be prepared to pay a little bit more than you expected!

Thank blogdroed
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My family and I had a great time at the submarine base! Everything was very easy to do and understand. The headsets in our language were great!

Thank adh92016
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The highlight is the submarine whose cramped conditions, are a real eye opener . The film before is possibly style over substance but still quite enjoyable. The local cafe opposite the museum does a nice lager, coffee. Definitely worth an afternoon visit. We didn't book...More

Thank Anne186262
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21 July 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
6 May 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
25 February 2015|
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