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Very interesting but the nearby Nazi submarine base is much more interesting

You can buy tickets to tour the Eric Tabarly Cite de la Voile Sailing Museum, the decommissioned... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
James H
Explore off piste to get the most out of it.

The place is eirie, the museum superb but unless you go wandering off piste, you will miss the big... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

You can buy tickets to tour the Eric Tabarly Cite de la Voile Sailing Museum, the decommissioned French submarine “Flore”, as well as the K-3 Former Nazi Uboat pen’s. The Sous-Marin Flore is quite an experience if you have been aboard a submarine. There is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James H
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We came to see the submarine pens which were fascinating, but as we were here thought we would also visit the submarine. I didn't get much out of the museum, and wasn't really sure what some of the exhibits were. The submarine itself was OK...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Visits to the submarine are timed and you can only enter the attraction at the time on your ticket. The first part of your visit is a film projected onto the wall about the history of the submarine base itself. The film is in French...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

We paid to see K1, 2 and 3 with a guided tour. Its was something like 37E for the three of us, two adults and a child. The chap that gave us the tour was amazing. We have visited a lot of WW2 museums and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Darren S
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

It was a very interesting visit. First in the museum with three short movies about Lorient. All well made and full of information. The best part of the museum but is the multi screen video on events since 1940 and the fall of the city...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The tour of the submarine and the exhibition was really good and informative. English translation available for most things if sometimes difficult to read in low lighting. The web site seemed not to work correctly as having purchased tickets I could not download them and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The place is eirie, the museum superb but unless you go wandering off piste, you will miss the big U-Boat pens of K1 and K3 which are amazing.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank PeteWaddington
Christelle_Morin, Directrice de la communication at Sous-Marin Flore, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your comment.

Reviewed 7 March 2018

We hear little of French submarine activity during the Cold War. But here is the 'Flore', opened up for our inspection. Having visited an Australian Cold War sub. in Sydney, and a British one in Gosport, this made an interesting contrast. The food was almost...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank RBM056
Christelle_Morin, Directrice de la communication at Sous-Marin Flore, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your comment !

Reviewed 15 October 2017

You have an audio guide (english, french... no russian - and the girl was watching me like an alien when I asked one for my mum :/ ), we arrived, bought tickets and where waiting 45 min, - there is a bar - restaurant close...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Carol V
1 June 2017|
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Response from Christelle_Morin | Property representative |
The town hall of Lorient offers a guided tour of Lorient La Base. You can find information on their website.
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€9 for adults and the tour takes about an hour and a half.
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