France, Lorient

Coast of BrittanyPloemeur is a small city of 20 000 inhabitants situated in Southern Brittany, on the Atlantic coastline. Ploemeur neighbours the town of Lorient.

Link: www.ploemeur.com 

While holidaying in “the country of Lorient”, you can also visit different sites which make up the beauty and the history of Brittany.

Lorient, the “6 ports city”

Port of LorientLorient (An Oriant in Breton) is a one of the Morbihan’s municipalities (Southern Brittany) with 57.200 inhabitants. Lorient is opened onto the sea and is also known to be called “the 6 ports city”:

  • The naval base
  • The marina
  • The fishing port (the second of France)
  • The commercial port
  • The port of transit
  • and since 2008, the “Sailing City Eric Tabarly” has become the sixth port of Lorient.

LORIENT is also located at 3 km from a lot of beaches, all along the seaboard.

Links: www.lorient.fr  , www.citevoile-tabarly.com 

Inter-Celtic festival

Festival InterceltiqueIf you come in the region of Lorient in August, you can be present at the Lorient’s Inter-Celtic Festival. Celebrating Celtic music, the festival is held every year during the first two weeks of August. Groups of Celtic regions and countries come together to bring Celtic culture to life with live music, dance, art, literature and more besides...

Link: www.festival-interceltique.com/ 

 

Island of Groix

Ile de GroixThe island of Groix is located off the coast of Lorient, accessible by boat (45 min) with departures from Lorient or Port-Louis (town near Lorient). Groix is 8 km long and 3 km wide so it is possible to visit the island on foot or by bike. During winter its population is around 2323 inhabitants, but it can be increased by 10 in summer!

Groix has kept its charm thanks to its little streets, traditional houses and its wild shore where the visitor can easily go to and fro through pedestrian paths.

Link: www.groix.fr 

Gulf of Morbihan

The gulf of Morbihan is situated at 50 km from Ploemeur. It is a 20 km wide inland sea where are dispersed a lot of islands and small islands. It remains an enjoyable tourist destination thanks to the beauty of its landscapes.

From this point, you can also visit other sites such as Vannes, Carnac, La Trinité, Quiberon, Port Navalo, Belle-ile en mer … so many places where the magic and history of Brittany are so prevalent.

Link: www.golfedumorbihan.fr 

Once you have visited all these places, don’t forget to have something to eat tasting Breton specialities such as the famous crêpes, the “far Breton” without forgetting the renowned Kouign Amann…

Link: www.specialitesbretonnes.fr 




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