Museum of the Marines

©Musée des fusiliers-marins


Located in the former chaplaincy of the marine school, the marines museum is, with the Brest navy academy, the only museum dedicated to the history of France's navy.


The museum tour will explain to visitors all about:


  • The first royal troops created by Richelieu in 1622 intended for shipborne battle.

  • The first modern sailors.

  • The marines from the great war and the Ronarc'h brigade to the landing companies of the eastern front.

  • The first commandos formed in England.

  • The marine regiments of the Second World War.

  • The engagement of the land and waterway units of the navy during the Indochina War.

  • The commando and sailor operations of the AFN.

  • The history of the navy school

  • The navy today.


Autres informations


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Base fusiliers marins
BP 92 222
56998 Lorient CEDEX


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  • Façade du musée. ©Musée des fusiliers-marins

  • Jean-Louis, le symbole des fusiliers-marins. ©Musée des fusiliers-marins

  • Salle 1939-45 B. ©Musée des fusiliers-marins

  • Salle 1939-45. ©Musée des fusiliers-marins

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    Practical information


    Base fusiliers marins – BP 92 222 56998


    Free (Donations welcome at end of your visit)

    Weekly opening hours

    Accueil public / Sur rendez-vous, en semaine Open to the public by appointment on weekdays Groups of 10-15 people max. Museum contact number (Wednesday only) +33 (0)2 97 12 65 38 Museum director contact (weekdays) 02 97 12 63 83