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Keroman Submarine Base

| Presqu'ile de Keroman, 56100 Lorient, France
+33 2 97 02 23 29
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If you like concrete this is the place for you.

You will find three huge concrete structures. The museum is in building one and include a visit to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terry C
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Amazing what you can do in the middle of a war, in someone else's country

Just a great work of engineering. Well worth the trip and tour. Massive concrete and barely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert M
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Lancaster, Virginia
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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 4 days ago

You will find three huge concrete structures. The museum is in building one and include a visit to a French submarine that has been adapted so that you can walk through and experience the living conditions on board. The majority of the submarine pens have...More

Thank Terry C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a great work of engineering. Well worth the trip and tour. Massive concrete and barely scratched during all the bombing.

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 7 March 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

1  Thank RBM056
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Reviewed 25 September 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 28 August 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

1  Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 22 August 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 13 August 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

Thank E-J R
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Reviewed 30 May 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 13 May 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 15 April 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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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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