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Musee de la Compagnie des Indes, Lorient
(4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated to the history of the East India Company, Musee de la Compagnie des Indes is located in the Port-Louis citadel (Morbihan) opposite the National Maritime Museum. Some of the collections, include the photographs of India by Louis Rousselet and the paintings of Pondicherry and India by André Maire. Arrange your visit to Musee de la Compagnie des Indes and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lorient using our Lorient holiday planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • in the exceptional setting of the harbour of Lorient, facing the island of Groix and in front of the small sea of Gâvres stands the Citadel of Port Louis which houses the Museum of the East India Company. Small, but very well presented with a pedagogy within the reach of all without vulgarity, you learn a lot on the trade with the Indies, different companies, naval construction, men. very nice items, beautiful porcelain and outstanding costumes. Beautiful presentations of restored tissue. Do not forget to make the tour of the ramparts!
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  • Good Museum (which lacks perhaps interactivity for kids, especially) but very interesting for history buffs!
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  • Definitely a place to see! Exceptional quite in agreement with the subject, staff very friendly, great collection, very well highlighted in a way really very interesting. A dream. It's to regretted was not larger, so it is exciting and so well presented with video, etc... really perfect! In addition, on and off, there is a real choice of books, gifts and quality items. Can't wait to go back! Sincerely.
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  • Exciting and well explained, this Museum will make you discover the history of the French India Company, life on board ships during these long expeditions, as well as their stopovers. Part is also dedicated to the slave trade. Children are not forgotten, with different models but also to a small animated movie very well done!
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  • Quite interesting. Combined with the marine Museum. A lot to read but there are audio guides included in the admission price. The models and objects are very interesting and quality.
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  • Beautiful Museum
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  • Very interesting
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  • Really interesting what concentrated d story that helps us understand our city and its region
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