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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Lorient - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Located in the heart of southern Brittany, in the Morbihan department, Lorient, its location allows to radiate easily in Brittany, thanks to its access to the expressway (N165), Free.

Lorient, city of art and history, preserves in its prestigious name the memory of distant epics of the East India Company. It is famous for its maritime history, nautical dynamism, its roads, its Interceltic festival. Rebuilt after World War II according to the architectural model years 1956 to 1960, Lorient stands today as a city full of attractions, modern, lively and warm.

Lorient is the city to five ports: military port, marina, fishing port (2nd in France), the commercial port, passenger port. The former basic reconversion submarines integrates a center "off course" and in 2008 opened the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly: it is the sixth port Lorient.

A little history: The East was born in 1666, when the East India Company, founded by Colbert in 1664, moved to Port Louis.

Its gastronomic specialties are related to the sea, including the Cotriade (flat fish and potatoes), langoustines, lobster...

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.7480970 (N 47° 44’ 53”)
Longitude-3.3659700 (W 3° 21’ 57”)
Surface area17.48 km²
Population59425 inhabitants
Density3399 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (59 km, 45 min)
Insee code56121
IntercommunalityCA Lorient Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

Lanester3 km (9 min)
Larmor-Plage5.9 km (10 min)
Ploemeur6 km (14 min)
Quéven7.2 km (12 min)
Caudan8.8 km (14 min)
Hennebont11 km (17 min)
Pont-Scorff12.1 km (20 min)
Gestel14.6 km (16 min)
Riantec15.1 km (24 min)
Merlevenez15.3 km (21 min)
Guidel15.3 km (16 min)
Locmiquélic15.6 km (25 min)
Groix16.4 km (1h05)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

The Interceltic Festival Lorient early August are opened every year in the world by receiving the representatives of the Celtic culture from the four corners of the planet. From Canada to Australia, they are all there to participate in the great gathering interceltique. The Quai des Indes at the fishing port, the convention center at the Grand Theatre and Stade du Moustoir, over 200 events, many free concerts, joyfully alive ten days of the festival.

Detailed information

Lorient Interceltic Festival
A great gathering of Celtic culturesAugust 2017


The mansions of the East India Dock
The mansions of the East India Dock
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Lunch and Shopping
Lunch and Shopping
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The City of Eric Tabarly
The City of Eric Tabarly
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The marina
The marina
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sailing and cruising course with the UCPA school
Sports sensations450 € Lorient
Sea trip on a heritage sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors87 € Lorient
Cruise on a 16 m yacht with skipper
Nature and the great outdoors102 € to 600 € Lorient
Surf lessons or course on the Guideloise coast
Sports sensations35 € to 140 € Guidel (10.4 km)
Step back in time to a Breton farmhouse in 1850
Culture and education5 € to 10 € Quistinic (23 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Tour of the Small Sea of Gâvres
Village visitEasy3h30Port-Louis (3.7 km)
The Great Megalithic Arc
HikeEasy2h30Erdeven (21 km)
Old Bono bridge - Port of Saint-Goustan
HikeEasy3h00Bono (35 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals