800 meters to city center.
Lorient is a commune and a seaport in the Morbihan department of Brittany. Most of the city was destroyed during World War II and today's Lorient reflects an architectural style of the 1950s. Brittany is famous for its megalithic monuments, which are scattered over the peninsula, the largest alignments are near Carnac. Surrounded by the sea, Lorient offers a wide range of fresh sea food and fish, especially mussels and oysters.
Once a base for French colonialism, Lorient boasts the Musée de la Compagnie des Indes, a museum displaying artifacts from 1660 to the end of the 18th century. Still, Lorient has a modern appearance, as it was thoroughly rebuilt after World War II. For a unique perspective of that time, visit the massive German submarine base.
Railway station with regional train and TGV to Paris in city center.
Enjoy a leisurely day spent visiting the pretty town of Quimper. Located in a scenic valley at the juncture of the Steir and Odet rivers, this delightful enclave is a popular tourist destination and boasts a long tradition of pottery making.
About 1 hour away by public transport from Lorient.
Oversized wheat or buckwheat crêpes stuffed with sweet ingredients are traditional. Other favorites include creamed scallops and lamb reared on the seaside salt marshes.
Most shops, businesses, information services, museums and banks in France stay open all day. The exceptions are the smaller shops and enterprises, which may close for lunch sometime between 12.30pm and 2pm. Basic hours of business are from 8 or 9am to 6.30 or 7.30pm Monday to Saturday for the big shops and Tuesday to Saturday for smaller shops (some of the smaller shops may open on Monday afternoon). You can always find boulangeries and food shops that do stay open, however, on days when others close – on Sunday normally until noon.
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