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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Flore Submarine base by using our Lorient journey planner.
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  • All remaining dry, a very nice tour (with audioguide) a submarine and especially the lives of the crews on board... Although for accessibility reasons we go through an opening in the hull and the passageway has been cleared, you're really in a sub sailor! A trip to do for kids & adults. In the bunker, the scenography on Lorient & the battle of the Atlantic is really interesting.
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  • It was a superb experience that to visit a submarine I expected more on the Museum, in the projected film I thought see life on board the Sub marine he don't have nothing
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  • very good and well organized for visits with audio guide the Museum is impressive with these images and historical films
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  • The K3 tour was excellent - knowledgeable and engaging tour guide, fascinating engineering constructions and history (overlayed with current commercial enterprises - bizarre!) Fabulous views of the surrounding area from the gun emplacements. Original wartime buildings and equipment to see. (Those who visited the diving museum did not have an enjoyable experience however)
  • Fantastic place with not very good history. Guide was deep in the subject. As a scale uboats modeller it was a "have to visit" :) highly recommended!!!
  • Very interesting tour of this old base. The mass of the construction and explanations are impressive.
  • Historic site, must visit! You can buy serveral types of tickets (museum, K3 visit, harbor) and this is very unclear which to buy, the organization must improve this flaw.
  • Really informative and interesting visit. The cost is around €5.50/adult. We saw the escape practice museum, the submarine Flore, and K3 for €35 for two. Our tour was in English and lots of fun! We spent over 3 hours here just learning. Not recommended if stairs are a problem for you.

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