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Keroman Submarine Base

| Presqu'ile de Keroman, 56100 Lorient, France
+33 2 97 02 23 29
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Grimly fascinating

You can't book tickets online, the website is frustrating and irritating - if you click for a "pass... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
RBM056
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Oxford, United Kingdom
We couldnt blow it up in WW2 !

If you are interested in WW2 and some of the amazing construction that went on then this is for... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Richard J
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Presqu'ile de Keroman, 56100 Lorient, France
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

You can't book tickets online, the website is frustrating and irritating - if you click for a "pass patrimoine" joint ticket for the Keroman Base and the Submarine Flore, you get the page for the submarine ticket alone. You have to phone for more info....More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

If you are interested in WW2 and some of the amazing construction that went on then this is for you. K1 & K2 were built in haste - no time for digging pens for the u boats into the seabed - what an ingenious system...More

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We were looking enough to turn up and find that there was a tour in English starting within 30 minutes (with a French-speaking tour running in parallel). The tour takes on the K1 and K3 buildings (as well as the in-finished K4 building) - culminating...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

The submarine base is worthwhile a visit. Especially in combination with the Flore submarine. We took the tour in English. Our guide provided a clear story which mixed context and details in understandable terms. Her English was very good. La Base offers separate reasonably and...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Most World war II experiences are limited to war musea, where items are displayed behind glass or barriers and cannot be touched. A shot-up tank riddled with bullet holes is the best you can expect to touch and wander around. When it comes to bunkers...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

This is the original impenetrable submarine bunker at the heart of the German U-boat wartime operation wich was headquartered in Lorient. Great historical overview of this aspect of the war for the Atlantic. Best done with a guide.

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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

When we went to the reception desk it took about ten minutes for us to get our tickets. We were encouraged to visit either the submarine base or K3 museum. For us to get joint tickets seemed to cause a lot of hassle and it...More

Thank 88Georgina
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

We travelled almost 100km to see this attraction but found that there were no tours available when we got there so the journey was wasted. We asked if we could book online so that our next journey to Lorient would not be wasted and we...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

For the full experience you need to buy a ticket, however there is lots to see without the ticket. the paid tour is not disabled friendly and takes a while. What we saw was good but a family member is in a wheelchair so no...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

To see the level of construction and the protection for the u boats . Very methodical and logical, but obsolete at the end of the day. Specific to type 7 boats Aan expansion was underway for type 22. Post war this gigantic concrete structure was...More

Thank Alan S
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patagonia100
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(From Eastern holidays till the end of September) Guided tours of the Submarine Base and its bunkers (mainly K3) are scheduled every single day at 11:30 am and 3 pm in French. English Guided tours are scheduled every... More
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