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  • getting started moving the boat at shipyard
    getting started moving the boat at...
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  • altar of Saint Louis
    altar of 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Lorient Nightlife

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    by gwened Written Jul 14, 2013

    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 02h

    I 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 the summer and cold evenings of winter.
    something to stay a bit longer in Lorient.

    The name An Orient is Lorient in Breton language.

    Dress Code: dress to kill for evenings and properly for dance lessons

    An Orient Salsa you have the panel of activities like a menu !
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Lorient Transportation

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • train and bus nearby towns

    nice time to cruise, boomer I live not far from there and visited. But I use a car, public transport here is shamefully missing,even for school age kids like mines.Well for the bus, the department 29 transport site, is http://www.cat29.fr/and Lorient is in 56 where I live, the Morbihan is at http://www.ctrl.fr/true no train station in Concarneau...

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Lorient Shopping

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  • 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...

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  • video gamers delight

    This is a local store with branches in the Nayel shopping center and the original at pass Blavet off the pedestrian street rue du port. Its in an alley, clearly visible from the street.It is a video gamers dream store, with over 3000 titles and second hand exchanges. Figurines galore, my kids love it and just purchase today again .Dad tag alone...

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  • breton biscuits,and canned seafood...

    This is our favorite store all over for local crafts, biscuits, madeleines, and fish and seafood canned. It has home décorations with a seafaring breton motifs. The shop is like an old country store ,fully loaded and maxout space, the service is very friendly and easy to get in and out of towns.We have found many items to decorate our home here and...

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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...

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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,...

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Lorient Off The Beaten Path

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    by gwened Written Nov 10, 2012

    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 Lorient

    a solemn church in the trouble history of Lorient, a city that saw its population go from 15 000 to 300 in WWII!!!

    front of church Saint Louis walking to church of Saint Louis and bell clock altar of Saint Louis the organ back at Saint Louis The cupola dome of Saint Louis
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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
    http://www.fclweb.fr/saison/2012-2013/classement

    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
    http://www.fclboutique.fr/fr/magasins

    Equipment: come to see football

    front store of FC Lorient
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Lorient Favorites

  • 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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  • Walk again Lorient

    another wonderful manageable town to walk and see marvels in the streets with shops, restos and people especially as the end of the year season is coming and decorations starts to crop up.it is my favorite time when visiting just walking and with the photos hopefully capture the magic of a town, Lorient has magic and lots of history.From the ashes...

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  • 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.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 now, try a few but now I come here...

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