Lorient and the sea!

It is near me and go often but so much to see its hard to keep up. Today in the middle of temps at 30C or about 90F and before the big party of the National Day or Bastille day as popularly known, the beaches full, the sun is shiny and its just gorgeous out. We decided to visit again Lorient, in the Morbihan Breton.

Lorient is a city that came from the ashes of WWII due to the submarine base it had and the openness to the sea. We come to shop too.

We arrive before midday ,and went right into the harbor, the passenger boat terminal, the pleasure marina, and the roads to the ile de Groix. Then we move into the city center where we just walk around, so again the wonderful Church Saint Louis at place Alsace Lorraine, near the wonderful shopping of the Galerie Lafayette and the great Damart store.

We went out to stop for a nice late lunch at brasserie Le Carré (taking over from La Rotonde) at rue du port near the place Aristide Briand for a nice burgers, rumsteak steaks, connellonis, chicken curry salads, pear in rum ice creams, and grimbergen beers all 110€ for five ,good. http://www.lorient-tourisme.fr/votre-sejour/fiche.cfm?id=de52491a-2002-e690-676f5354f762bb9e

The bus and sea transport connecting the island and the city of Lorient is at http://www.ctrl.fr/reseau.php?id=277; of course , we come by car on the N165 get off at Lorient and follow panels Lorient Centre. Then we park by the palais de congres in by the pleasure marina more or less facing the shopping Nayel.

the gare maritime to the île de Groix is here in French, http://www.compagnie-oceane.fr/presentation/index.asp?rub_code=80&thm_id=8&gpl_id=

this is to take a passenger boat to the very nice island. In all we came home and right on the internet and the blog. Enjoy the photos ,and have a nice sunny weekend. The info on the ile de Groix at the Lorient tourist office is here http://www.lorient-tourisme.fr/decouvrez-le-territoire/ile-de-groix.cfm

Enjoy Lorient, the city of the Orient! cheers

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