Lorient, sailing harbor!!

I have come to this town often close to me and the sub prefecture of the Morbihan dept 56 .  It really not well known off the beaten path even if has nice things to see especially as it relates to the sea. The city of Lorient means in breton An Oriant or the Orient as the companies that sail to the new world , the Americas were done here and across the bay at Port Louis. Lorient was heavily damaged during WWII about 80% of it destroyed. It was an important nazi submarine base from which they prowl the Atlantic sinking allied ships. The base is still there , today use for better things. I am updating text and link on this older post, hope you enjoy it as I.



You then go next door in the beautiful sailing boats harbor of Lorient home of many sailing competitions, and the great champion Eric Tabarly. He ,with sponsors created a place call the Cité de Voilé Eric Tabarly. This is an impressive building with all you need to know about sailings boats, models, sea maps, interactive sailing boat class, films, pictures,and guides, all around and inside the sailing world. The boats are magnificent starting with the front door black  boat in front that you can climb inside with the purchase ticket, and the sailing boat tower to see all the harbor of Lorient. Huge interactive ,display museum of sailing interesting for the whole family. Webpage:   https://www.citevoile-tabarly.com/en





We have been here before, but as there is so much to see here, sometimes you need to come back for more lol! The place Aristide Briand where the FNAC store (which my boys shop enormously!) is where the gare d’échanges for the bus terminal and the narrow streets full of shops and restos are vibrant always especially on Saturdays. The whole town is there it seems. The marina of pleasure boats just as impressive as the harbor of sailing boats,and the passenger terminal to go to île de Groix (sublime in the Atlantic ocean) across the bay with the compagnie Océane.


My usual load of webpages to help you plan your trip here are:

The city of Lorient heritage webpage in French: https://patrimoine.lorient.bzh/histoire/architecture/incontournables/

The Lorient South Brittany tourist office on Lorient in English: https://www.visit-lorient-brittany.com/unmissable/lorient/

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist board on Lorienthttps://www.morbihan.com/accueil/decouvrir/le-morbihan/les-principales-destinations/lorient

A nice way to do some walking around beautiful sailing boats,and past the afternoon with the family, while looking into some historical facts of our past to serve as learnings not to repeat them in the future. Enjoy renovated Lorient, only about 30 minutes from my house. If you like the sea ,then this town is for you. Remember to search in my blog for more posts on Lorient!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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