boating and the sea at Lorient
This is always a sea faring town from times inmemorials, and today it continues. Here you have the submarine Flore of great service to the French navy, and the submarine base done by the nazis that now houses a wonderful museum.
Here the first French entreprise of the new Land of the Indes were created, and continues until the 1800, passing a great moment in support of the American independance in 1775. The fishing becomes important from 1885,and it was a central point in the WWII era.
The boating is inmense with sailing of the cité de voile and many numerous boats and shipyards all around its harbor. A pleasant walk and boat rides abound around here and its a must when we are in town.
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Inter celtique festival
once a year the Festival InterCeltique is held in Lorient, and it regroups all the major celtic origin countries and places in the world here.
This year is the Acadians of French Canada the masters of the festival, with booth and shows showing their history and transgression into the new world then for Europeans.,
Groups from Wales, Ireland,Scotland, Asturias, Galicia, Brittany,and others come to perform traditional Celtic music,dance,craftmanship,concerts by known celtic singer from all the regions,and traditions; its very nice indeed
You have it this year from August 3 to 12 2012 at LOrient all over the city but mostly in and around the pleasure boat marina by city center from avenue du Faouêdic to rue de la Cale Ory and from the pedestrians rue du port to the quai de Rohan.
You can purchase tickets at any FNAC, Ticketnet.fr Auchan,Cora,Cultura, Carrefour, magasin U, Geant stores. You have the forfait decouvert for all for 43€ to the couple ticket of 35€ etc. On the webpage in Helpful Resources you can have the ticket mail to you in France for 5,50€ certified letter or simple letter for 2€
There is a special tariff for TER train in Brittany anywhere to come here for only 12€,the boats CTRL fromPort louis etc working n lines 10 11 12 13 14 15.Bus CTRL at www.ctrl.fr special rates from anywhere for 2,70€ unlimited trips.
The Lorient tourist office will,also, have information, at www.lorient-tourisme.fr
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