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Flore Submarine base, Lorient

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Open the impressive 30-ton door to enter Flore Submarine base, complete with a submarine and an interactive museum. Practically destroyed in World War II by German submarines, Lorient has a strategic position in south Brittany making this base a great choice to really learn about the culture of the area. Experience the daily life of a sailor in the "Vulcain" with reproductions of an engine room, living quarters, weapons systems, and an operations room. Plan to see Flore Submarine base and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lorient itinerary maker.
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  • 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, Frenc...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »