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Lorient

No stay in Morbihan is complete without visiting the bustling town of Lorient, which was founded by the French East India Company

There are a thousand and one things to see and do in the town and the surrounding area.

The busy port area has a fishing harbour and fishmarket plus a Sailing Discovery Centre, the ‘Cité de la Voile’ which recounts the adventures of the famous yachtman, Eric Tabarly. The town itself is packed with shops, restaurants and pavement cafés.

On the other side of the water stands Port-Louis and its Citadel which houses the fascinating French East India Company Museum (Musée de la Compagnie des Indes).

 The coast and the countryside are never far away with a good network of roads leading to a myriad of places of interest and tourist attractions including Les Roches du Diable, Pont-Scorff Zoo, parks and forests.

In summer the area is the venue for many festivals including the Interceltic Festival, an absolute must with its concerts, shows and parades through the town centre. Every year for a week the streets of Lorient echo to the sound of pipe bands and dancers from home and abroad, including the local Bagad de Lann Bihoué !