Lorient, is a commune and a seaport on the south coast of Brittany on the Atlantic ocean. It lies on an immense natural harbour protected from the ocean by the Île de Groix and strategically located at the junction of the rivers Scorff, Ter and Blavet.
There are not many tourist attractions in Lorient itself, however a boat trip, either up the estuary towards Hennebont or out to the e Groix, is recommended. This 8km-long steep-sided rock is a somewhat smaller version of Belle-Île, and holds some gorgeous beaches which encourage day-trippers.
Things to See & Do
* Keroman submarine base
* E Groix
* Museum of the Sea
* Museum of the Indies
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - French
Land Area – 17.48 km’s
Population – 65,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 33
Port Location – Passenger ships dock at Kergroise.
Transport Links – Lorient South Brittany Airport is situated 10 minutes drive to the west of the city, and has direct flights to several destinations.