Musee de la Compagnie des Indes

Musee de la Compagnie des Indes, Lorient: Hours, Address, Musee de la Compagnie des Indes Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee de la Compagnie des Indes

Musee de la Compagnie des Indes
4.5
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

4.5
282 reviews
Excellent
176
Very good
96
Average
8
Poor
0
Terrible
2

Jeremy Y
Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe95 contributions
A very interesting museum
Oct 2019 • Couples
The museum of the French East India Company is very interesting and well done with a nice mix of artefacts, videos and dioramas. The only negative point is that sometimes there is just not enough info on some of the artefacts
Written 22 October 2019
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geoffreyt470
Bradford, UK21 contributions
Family holiday day out
Jun 2018 • Family
Not much in the museum for the price.
Very disappointed with lack of any English translation on the exhibits at all considering Brittany is very popular with British tourists and expats.

I would suggest saving your money and walking the walls around the fort. We have been to Port Louis many times and finally decided to go into the fort , maybe bad idea.

Written 6 June 2018
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Alan W
Motherwell, UK88 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2017 • Family
A truly historic place to visit with plenty to see. I thought it was a little expensive and there is no concession for pensioners. Also an important part of the museum was closed for renovation, a part that I had really wanted to see, however, the rest of the museum is very interesting with models of the ships used by the French India Company and some of the treasures brought back.
Written 22 July 2017
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LauraDimauro
Bergamo, Italy9 contributions
Good museum but very bad attitude of the people working at the entrance
Mar 2017 • Couples
We are travelling by bike and stopped to visit the museum. After locking the bikes outside we asked to the local mediateque to leave our bags there, since in the museum is not possible to enter with bags but they don't offer any lockers. The woman selling tickets has been very unpolite and rude with us since the beginning and the same attitude had the guard. When we mentioned that we were not happy with the way they had welcomed us, he just smiled at us. On top of that, the woman selling tickets doesn't even speak a word of English, she doesn,t even understood the word "ticket" and all this ruined my whole experience in a museum which is, instead, worth a visit.
Written 31 March 2017
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Dave R
6 contributions
Dont mis the babay elephant !!
Sep 2016 • Family
A surprise visit as we got lost and ended up in Port Louis and not Lorient, where we found this gem of a musum. Fascinating stories, models and maps in every room and a vivid description of how Lorient, the gateway to the East became so important.
The baby elephant is sweet and heart rending !
Take a picnic for the ramparts and enjoy day out looking over the bay. Loads of space for children to run around outside, but the museum is more for curious older children than young toddlers.
Written 16 February 2017
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Frank G
Nijmegen, The Netherlands868 contributions
A wonderful museum with many beautiful details
Aug 2015
We visited this museum at the suggestion of a friend who lives in Lorient. We were told that we could not understand Lorient if we had not seen this museum. It was a wonderful museum. With our guide, we took a trip through the history of the French Compagnie des Indes. It was a great ‘geographical’ trip which took us as far as India and China. Being Dutch and familiar with the story of the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, it was very interesting to see the French version. The tour takes about an hour and then you are free to visit the museum at leisure.
Written 13 August 2015
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nightfairy59
Guemene-sur-Scorff, France31 contributions
Great place to go.
Jun 2014 • Friends
The museums of spice and sea rescue were wonderful, as were the ramparts of the citadel overlooking the harbour area of Lorient. The beach was a bit of a hidden treasure at Port Louis and the memorial garden to the resitance movement during WW2 was very moving.
Written 3 June 2014
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Diane A
Germantown, MD23 contributions
Very good museum, but terrible personnel
Apr 2014 • Family
The custodian was unnecessarily rude to my grandparents. I don't think he realizes our enjoyment is his living...
Written 21 April 2014
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GCW56
Lorient, France261 contributions
A short sea crossing
Nov 2013 • Friends
This museum is in the sweet little town of Port Louis, just across the bay from Lorient. No better way to visit is to take the regular, every half hour, boat bus from Lorient acroos the bay. For the price of a bus ticket, you enter Port Louis by boat and then stroll to this impressive Vauban fortress and its exciting museum. Good museography, a world to explore.
The French East Indies company lies at the origin of the creation of the town of Lorient, and its name Le Orient, the East!
The town was destroyed in the war, but you will not find a friendlier place to stay and a mist interesting hinterland.
Don't miss the Interceltic Festival either!
Written 4 December 2013
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Flantheman2334
Gosport, UK582 contributions
Lots to see
Jun 2013 • Couples
Port Louis is worth a visit if you are visiting Brittany. There is plenty of free parking between the town and the sandy beach which is accessed through the old city wall. There are several restaurants and cafes in the town, which is within easy walking distance of the beach and The Museum.
There is a small childrens' play area and a large grassed area in the same location.
The Museum is situated within the Citadel, and is several museums in one. There is a monument outside of the Citadel to the murder by the Nazis of 69 patriots in 1944.
One part of the museum is dedicated to The East India Compnay, another to the defence of Port Louis throughout the centuries. The part dedicated to lifeboatmen is very interesting, with some superb models and pictures.
The entry fee in summer 2013 was 7 Euros per senior. Very good value.
Written 31 October 2013
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