Cite De La Voile Eric TabarlyCurrently Closed
Eric Taberly was a world famous sailor. This museum explores the science and art of sailing, it’s history and progress through fun interactive exhibits. There’s a ship in the Lorient harbour that you can board. Occasionally, the attraction holds special exhibitions on sailing. There is a nice waterfront restaurant here you may want to try out.
- Disabled accessible, with parking.
- There is parking nearby.
- Check out the bookstore.
- EUR 9 for 7-17 years old.
- EUR 3 for 3-6 years old.
- Free for under 6.
- EUR 36 for families.
- Closing times of the museum vary depending on the month.
- On some days the attraction may open at 2pm.
- Check attraction website for comprehensive timing info for the day of your visit.
- Bus 21 stop Cite de la Voile (line 20 on Sunday)
- Ask the locals for directions and public transport info.
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1 PM - 2 PM
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So much information on what sailing is and what you need to do it like design, materials and safety equipment. There are many videos and interactive areas on a variety of topics. Children and adults will enjoy trying to sail and steer their own ships on water and screen. The submarine tour was very well done and interesting.
If you want to learn about sailing this is your olace to go. Despite all the famous sailors who are honoured here. Lots of things you can experience by yourselve. Not to mention all the Ultim-Trimaran bases next door where you might sneak a peek.
Not what I expected, but a really interesting place to educate the layperson in the art of sailing. Not really a museum, but more an educational experience. 5/5
I visited with an ex naval colleague with between us 60 years of British Royal Navy maritime experience. We were we very well looked after despite our poor efforts in the French language. We visited the submarine, the subarine base and the cite de la voile and found it all to be fascinating and well worth the price. In particular, the cite de la voile was interesting and informative for all ages and our favourite part was saying our own mini yacht around a pool - we could have played for hours. Thank you for your warm welcome.
Went on a rainy day so obviously it was rammed, but taking that into account I'm not sure how anyone can recommend a visit here. The concept is good, a number of repurposed or purpose built museums which all focus on sailing, or submarines as per the history of the port at Lorient. But, getting in to each one is about €40 for a family of four (2 adults, 1 child, 1 baby), and although there is a discount for going to more than one, I'm not sure anyone would want to. The sailing museum didn't capture my eldest son's attention (age 6), it has too few interactive experiences and just not enough to justify the entry fee. The outside space is completely unusable in bad weather, with apparently no provision for any form of rain. All the restaurants on site are run by other companies, and completely independent of the museum. There is no 'snack' option for those of us that just want a light lunch, except for a creperie which didn't apparently need to fill its tables and turned us away despite the maitre de cleaning an empty table in front of us. I really wanted to enjoy this museum and get my son enchanted why sailing, but on this basis there's no chance that'll ever be done by visiting here.