In the heart of South Britanny, where the land and the coast make one, the Lorient region offers a great variety of landscapes for you to explore. On this land of sailors, on the ocean, nautical activities are easy to find. On the coast, everyone will find happiness with both white sand beaches to build sand castle and relax but also rocky beaches to go seashells picking. There are many outdoor heavens in britanny: the small “Mer de Gâvres”, a small sea surrounded by natural dunes, and the Isle of Groix (45 minutes from Lorient), which has the charm of the old islands with small villages and walking paths in a well preserved nature.
If you prefer to go inland, the Blavet and Scorff valleys will enable you to chose from a wide choice of outdoor activities. Tours and hiking trails will take you back in time. Hennebont, Pont-Scorff and Port Louis are vestige of another era: citadels, old towns and craftmen villages will make all the history enthusiasts happy.
Lorient, the main city on the coast, has 60 000 inhabitants. It’s well known all around the world for its “Festival Interceltique”, a music festival that gathers Celtic groups and musicians from everywhere.
You can also stroll in the new part of town and go shopping in the many different “boutiques”.
Lorient has one of the biggest hotel club in Britanny but there are also more than 50 accomodation available in unusual and original places.
Hotels in Lorient: 48 (up to 4*)
One hotel club with 340 apartments
Others: B&B, unusual lodging, guest houses…
Coming to Lorient :
Lorient Bretagne Sud Airport – 56270 Ploemeur
Phone + 33 2 97 87 21 50
Fax : + 33 2 97 87 21 88
Internet : www.lorient.aeroport.fr
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Several direct flights from Lorient :
4 flights between Lorient and Paris
3 flights between Lorient and Lyon
Galway and Waterford between May and August
Charter flights with Look Voyages to Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Tunisia…
By Train :
Gare SNCF, rue Edouard Beauvais – 56100 Lorient
Internet : www.voyage-sncf.com
Phone : + 33 2 97 88 41 56
8 round trips between Paris and Lorient – 3h40 to 4 hours on direct lines
3 round trips between Lyon and Lorient (this train doesn’t stop in Paris)
Many regional trains to Vannes, Quimper and Rennes
It takes around 35 minutes to go to Vannes from Lorient, 45 minutes to go to Quimper and 1h45 to go to Rennes.
By road :
You can get to Lorient with RN 165
Regional bus lines
Lines 14,15,16 and 17 for TIM all go to Lorient.
For more information: www.morbihan.fr or by phone + 33 810 10 10 56
Bus lines in and around Lorient
The company CTRL runs all the city transportation.
For information refer to: www.ctrl.fr