Lorient Vacations

The city is centered around a natural harbor that was once a key base for French colonialism. It was also the site of a strategic attack during WWII from which remains an old submarine and other Naval relics. The city’s greatest claim to fame is probably the Lorient inter-Celtic festival …

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Reviews of Lorient

Jackie B
Jackie B

Brittany's fourth largest city, lies on an immense natural harbour protected from the ocean by the Nile de Croix and strategically located at the junction of the rivers Scorff, Steer and Blavet. A functional, rather depressing port today, it was once a key base for French colonialism, and was founded in the mid-seventeenth century for trading operations by the Companied des Indies, an equivalent of the Dutch and English East India Companies. Apart from the name, little else remains to suggest the plundered wealth that once arrived here. During the last war, Lorient was a major target for the Allies, but the Germans held out until the very end and by the time they surrendered in May 1945, the city was almost completely destroyed. The only substantial remains were the U-boat pens, which have subsequently been expanded by the French.

Guyader Valérie
Guyader ValérieNantes

It's an attractive town. There are lots of things to do but but for the persons who like sailing, they will certainly appreciate. There is every year a festival, the interceltic festival, which is well known You can find plenty of restaurants, particuliary with fish meats.

Luke Hornof
Luke HornofBerkeley, California, USA

Super cool bay, tons of paths for hiking and running, nice university, tons of friendly people. Really enjoyed the time I spent here.

Tracey McGinley
Tracey McGinleySheffield, United Kingdom

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