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Lorient - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Rebuilt after the war, the town of Lorient's architecture dates from the 1950s. It is the number two fishing port in France.

The Lorient InterCeltic festival takes place every year in August. This major event is dedicated to the music of the Celtic countries.

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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...


The academy Eric Tabarly with Pen Duick to see.

Based submarines (which decided the Allies to destroy the city in 1943), Germany's largest fortress outside Germany.

Underwater Flora, a submarine Daphne class, decommissioned in 1989.

The fishing port of Keroman (port tours are offered every school holiday period).

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea trip on a heritage sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors87 € Lorient

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 marina
The marina
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The fishing port of Lorient Keroman
The fishing port of Lorient Keroman
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