Lorient Travel Guide

  • altar of Saint Louis
    altar of Saint Louis
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  • the organ back at Saint Louis
    the organ back at Saint Louis
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  • The cupola dome of Saint Louis
    The cupola dome of Saint Louis
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Lorient Things to Do

  • Museum and submarine base

    a wonderful huge submarine old base now you can go inside the Flore submarine of the French navy,and get up to tour Davies, and see a nice submarine museum with interesting films. This was the old base of nazi submarine atlantic fleet ! And the place is hugely impressive to see now.After WWII the French navy took over until 1997!. The all black...

  • Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly

    on the old submarine bases here a wonderful edifice was built with the help of the Villette of Paris. There is a permanent exposition,nto 3 themes, men and ocean, the sailboats=conception and building, and the navigation. Great films very educational and expo on the Volvo 2012 race, and interactive themes that actually show you how to do it,...

  • see research vessel Thalassa

    an ongoing marine research vessel that gave us many memorable moments of life at sea, and now moorish at bay as a museum for all to see at Lorient pleasure boat marina in city centerThe site for ports of Lorienthttp://www.ports-paysdelorient.fr/port-de-lorient/capitainerie-de-lorient.html


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Lorient Restaurants

  • square alsace lorraine nice brasserie

    A nice belle epoque brasserie in a nice square of inner city Lorient. Looking for something local away from the crowds than come here easy.The resto brasserire (brewery ) is on the residential place Alsace Lorraine, across you have the Church Saint Louis, and to the right Galeries Lafayette, and a bus depot right in front with plenty of car parking...

  • brasserie and the view at quais

    a very nice cafe brasserie place , great looks over the people passing in the quais des indes, right at popular pl jules ferry, and facing the street with glass enclosures.The food is good, and the ambiance, drinks and especially at night are awesome; with great friendly service.live music at nights and open from 12h (noon) until 02hfor the youngs...

  • drinks view and le carré

    This was the old rotonde now under new management , and it shows the improvement and the look. We decided to try them now, after missing the old one, this one look better. Nice black tables and brown chairs, great uniform personnel, and great friendly smiles even the owner came out to meet us.We arrive almost by 15h and they still took us in and we...

  • a family place flunch

    This is a chain all over France. Its cafeteria style ,with most things done ,and then you order your main plate, get your extras like ice creams etc,and coffees .Not the reason you come to France for ,but if with a family or large group is an inexpensive way to have a good meal on the road.The ambiance is very family oriented,and nice friendly...

  • seafood and Alsacien

    This is an independant chain in France with a deco and cuisine of the region of Alsace. The one is Lorient is in an old building in the pl Aristide Briand ,the center of it all in Lorient.It has wonderful views over the plaza and a terrace even in use from today. The service is a bit slow for our old habits, the service overall was good, but the...

  • a nice break for coffee

    for a quick meal, sandwichs etc, or a nice coffee on the go, get in at the espace Nayel shopping center and have a cup at Cafe Cozy, nice, quick,and relax as well as away from the weather outside and still a view of the citynice service,and very local with outdoor terraces in nice weather coffee breaks


Lorient Nightlife

  • see a movie in the sailing capital

    This is for all day but we preferred to come to see movies at night so we will put it here even if the photo is from late afternoon.The cineville is newer here we go more to the one in Vannes. The cinémas are airy, modern, great techno and nice food snack choices. The sound is superb and the service and security is good.normal rates are 9,20 euros...

  • dance Salsa and others

    This is for the lovers of dances, from Salsa to kontuno to zumba, with Salsa the queen of the place. also, Bachata and Zouk; You have dance lessons and nightclub style dances all nights from 20h to 02hI was there briefly to see the inside decoration and the talk about the principles, who enthusiastically show me the place. A place to stay in hot in...

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Lorient Transportation

  • Airport of Lorient

    you get here on the N165 get off at Queven on road D163 direction lann Bihoué Ploemeur and then on the road D163E direction lann bihoué. you can get to Lorient train station and then taxi here.the airport is mix civil and military on the old naval base of Lann Bihoué, and now has regular service to Orly Paris, Lyon Porto Portugal etc. quick meals...

  • boats to ile de Groix

    This is the passenger cruise terminal or Gare Maritime of Lorient and it does a wonderful comfortable ride to Ile de Groix one of the most popular beach islands in the Morbihan Breton of mine.The terminal is right in the middle of boat shipyards, and it is very modern with AC and great seating and resto service inside. the ramp is fantastic to the...

  • How to get in and out Lorient

    excellent bus system for 1,35€ per trip or 3,80€ all inclusive per day , 10 tickets for 11,20€several lines all over the area here, check for price updatehttp://www.ctrl.fr/reseau.php?id=277just use the tap down windows on the link above.info on the TER local trains and the station herehttp://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/bretagne/gare/Lorient.aspxbus...


Lorient Shopping

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  • best bakery le Goff

    well this could be in restaurant as you can have formule, menu with sandwich, dessert and soda drink here, but we use it as shopping for sweets and bread to take home. You can do for the road, hotel or apartment.This is a traditional bakery in Lorient, with great design architecture outside and inside a small shop loaded. On the left a whole...

  • nice mens clothing in Lorient

    This is one of our favorite stores here for men's clothing at good looks and moderate prices for boys and Young men.The one in Lorient is typical of the chain all over France, however, here difference is that the store is a stand alone not in a mall or shopping center. It is right off rue Vauban and place Alsace Lorraine the shopping par excellence...

  • discount end of season clothing

    Believe or not ,we pass by this store many times in the month, we always discuss it but since it is outside the city center too far to park we continue on. Today we saw an opportunity to stop across the street and visit it.It was a pleasant surprise to see clothing for both sexes of brand name,discounted end of series prices. Beauty section with...


Lorient Local Customs

  • 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...

  • 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,...

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Lorient Off The Beaten Path

  • taking tours in Lorient

    These is right from the tourist office on my day there, I live only about 30 mins from Lorient....You can have tours of the fishing port of Keroman one of the biggest fishing ports of France;you will learn all the fishing techniques and the growing of seafood with tastings at the Bar des Flots.also, the rade aux 3000 boats, a walking trail and on...

  • Church of Saint Louis

    An old church from the 19C and now completely renovated since 2000 in a modern outlook right in the old section of Lorient. Unique at 1 Rue Turenne 56100 Lorienta solemn church in the trouble history of Lorient, a city that saw its population go from 15 000 to 300 in WWII!!!

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Lorient Sports & Outdoors

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    by gwened Written Nov 10, 2012

    well I am football and now in the area this is the closest to me first division in France, humble club but with a huge hard local following.

    games are played at Stade Yves Allainmat since 1959.capacity for 18 500 spectators

    if you want to get infor, tickets,and clothings accessories gifts visit the store easier like I do at 35 rue du port , open Tuesdays from 10h-12h and 14h-19h Wednesdays from 10h-19h Thursday 10h-12h and 14h-19h Fridays 10h-12h and 14h-19h Saturdays 10h-19h

    Equipment: come to see football

    front store of FC Lorient
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  • More walks of Lorient

    a town that rose from the ashes of WWII to a modern progressive city, this is Lorient. About 25 kms from me and always a nice trip to do on weekends.We were there today again for our favorite sweets and took some newer pictures for VT friends. Nice new look at a city in France.The monument to the fallen is at place Jules Ferry by quai des indies...

  • go to boulangeries and patisseries like...

    a habit is to go to the bakery or pastry shop, here they can make a meal sometimes and always a formule of sandwich, dessert and softdrink , it can help. And now a shopping tip as well !!The variety of breads and pastries at Le Goff is amazing the windows are always full, the shop too, and the product is perfectly delicious.This one is my favorite...

  • the boating life at Lorient

    Here you see boats all over, private ones have storage in the local shipyards, and when ready they can call up to be put at sea and off they go. We got there when a family of Three were getting ready to put their boat at sea by the shipyard next to the gare maritime.we watch the operation ,and the thrill of thinking what it will bring joys to these...


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