Lorient is a city in Brittany.
- 1 Gare de Lorient (The train station is just a few meters from main bus station, both at walkable distance from city centre.). 4h by train west from Paris. 5 to 6 trains daily connect Paris to Lorient on the way to Quimper. Rennes, main city in Brittany, is 1h30 from Lorient by train or by car.
Buses go all around Lorient and in nearby cities such as Ploemeur, Guidel, Lanester, Hennebont... One way ticket: 1,45 euro (valid one hour). Daily ticket: 4euros. 10 tickets: 12,5 euros
Marina (Port de plaisance) near office de tourisme.
Cité de la voile and Base Sous Marine, submarine base built by the Germans during the Second World War.
Beaches : 5-15 km from Lorient city center, some beaches are connected by buses. Guidel, Fort Bloqué, Lomener...
Port Louis, another town across the "rade de lorient": Fort and museum of the East India company.
Ile de Groix, nice island 45 minutes off Lorient connected by ferry. Hike or bike around the island. Ferry is 30eur return (35euro weekend and summer). Departure 8h05-11h-13H45-18h45. Return from Groix: 6h50-9H30-12H30-17h30.
Attend to yearly Festival Interceltique de Lorient early august. Street concerts, food and drinks, celtic music and shows daily.
Hike the GR34 - sentier des douaniers -, coastal track along Brittanys coast.
Crêpes. Expect to pay 4-5 euros in a creperie for a "complete" filled with ham cheese and egg.
Kouign Amman (delicious sweet butter and caramel cake). Easily found during festival interceltique, otherwise check out bakeries.
Bars/ pubs around Place Jules ferry - Quai des Indes. Count around 5 euros for a pint of beer.
Vannes, 40 mn away by train or car on the way to Rennes and Paris. Quimper, 40 mn away by train or car, westwards: smaller pleasant city. Quiberon, Carnac, nice walks on the coast, about 30-45 mn drive from Lorient.