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Flore Submarine base

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Address: 56100 Lorient, France
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Interesting but a bit expensive

We visited the WW2 exhibition and submarine at K3. A lot of the exhibits are in French although there is an English language audio guide for the submarine. Overall it's worth... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously though, the base is a unique building. U-boat pens for 30 submarines. For anyone that likes military history it's well worth visiting. You can go on a French sub (permanent dry dock), and the museum in the base is really interesting as well.

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Ynys Môn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We visited the WW2 exhibition and submarine at K3. A lot of the exhibits are in French although there is an English language audio guide for the submarine. Overall it's worth visiting but be prepared to pay a little bit more than you expected!

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Larmor-Plage, France
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My family and I had a great time at the submarine base! Everything was very easy to do and understand. The headsets in our language were great!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The highlight is the submarine whose cramped conditions, are a real eye opener . The film before is possibly style over substance but still quite enjoyable. The local cafe opposite the museum does a nice lager, coffee. Definitely worth an afternoon visit. We didn't book just turned up and waited half an hour.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This visit was combined with a visit to the Eric Tabarly museum on the same site, it comprises of film and static displays of the wartime history of Lorient, a very good sound/film display inside the submarine pen itself and then a tour inside the actual submarine itself which is assisted by an audio guide.

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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Students get in discounted so remember your student cards! You start with a museum depicting the facts and story of the submarines in general and of the area including WW2 and nuclear etc. You watch a couple of videos and one on a huge (a couple) screen (s) with sounds and different things happening - see a tornado and it's... More 

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Bruton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Despite previous reviews about booking, my son and I turned up and managed to arrange a K3 tour for an hour after arrival, then the submarine museum straight after that. The guided tour was worth it, lots of interesting facts not only about the pens, but also the relevance of the whole site towards the overall war effort and the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a sixties French sub. Not a german, but still interesting. St Nazaire is now a prosperous area due to boing and other large internationals being based there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you like world war 2 history you will love it. lots of well laid out displays explaining Lorients role In history and ww2. the submarine itself is a real eye opener into how cramped conditions really were. I would recommend a visit

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

1) If you try to book online, register first, I picked my slot, filled my basket with tickets, then registered as requested when I tried to pay. When I finished registration my basket was suddenly empty and I had to reselect (losing my preferred slot in the process) - frustrating! 2) The time slot you are given is the time... More 

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