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We visited the historic citadel at Port Louis which is 400 years old yesterday. It was extremely... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
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A fascinating journey into France's trading history with the Far East

Looking for a little more than a day on the beach in beautiful Brittany we took the children (aged... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Charles B
Fleet, United Kingdom
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Citadelle de Port Louis, 56290 Port-Louis, France
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the historic citadel at Port Louis which is 400 years old yesterday. It was extremely interesting especially as visits to the two other museums on site were included. Fortunately audio guides in English were provided as my French wasn't up to the task...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Looking for a little more than a day on the beach in beautiful Brittany we took the children (aged seven & five) to look round the Citadelle in Historic Port Louis. Based in the star-shape fort, the Musee National de la Marine is dedicated to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Charles B
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

See the different ships and their stories. Interesting to see in the minuatures where they would store the goods. Some where used for ballast. See the resqueing video. Lots of things to see.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Nice place to go when you are here and there is a bad weather outside. Military architecture, old building.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Citadelle, museum, shop are a must do if in Port Louis. The entrance fee is nominal and under 21s are free. The models, pictures, costumes, etc are captivating for all ages. We have visited many times and never get tired of what we see.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Most of the written information is in French but you can still work out the general details via the photos on display. There are old submarine pens which were built during the war. The exhibits on display are really interesting. If you have any interest...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Colgate50
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This museum is within the citadel and charts the history of the lifeboat service in France. Much of the narrative is in French so a good understanding of the language would help. It is interesting to chart the development of the service against the RNLI.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank stuartp1960
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Located in part of the Port Louis fortress, the muse de la marine offers a dozen rooms on 2 themes: The history of French sea rescue organization with artifacts, movies, ship models and pictures. An exhibition about the salvage efforts of ancient ships, with a...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank FrenchCoupleMiami
Reviewed 22 August 2014

nothing but the imposing fortress which houses this museum is worth the visit. the museum itself houses really beautiful scale models of sail powered fighting ships of yesteryear, with excellent information about the historic French naval presence around the world. additionally there jus a section...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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