Close to the Carnac Le Dolmen campsite, 45 minutes by car, discover Lorient, the port city that will plunge you into a maritime universe, located 60 km west of Vannes and 70 km southeast of Quimper. During a guided tour, contemplate this 20th century fortress, and continue your stroll towards the FLORE-S645 submarine and its incredible history. Lorient is above all a maritime universe that will appeal to both sea lovers and the simply curious.
Lorient: the port city and its many nautical activities
Lorient is a seaside town with many water sports activities: paddle, kitesurf, surf, dive and kayak. You can also try your hand at dinghy sailing, catamaran sailing, windsurfing and rowing. At low tide there's even more space and activities, such as running, football and sand castles. During your stay at camping Le Dolmen, enjoy a walk with your family or friends in Lorient, ideal for surveying the different ports of the city: fishing port, commercial port, marina, passenger port and military port.. When the sun is shining on the Morbihan, you can relax and sunbathe on one of the many beaches in and around Lorient:
- Plage du Loch in Guidel
- Fort-Bloqué beach in Ploemeur
- Pérello Beach
- Kerguélen beach in Larmor-Plage
- Toulhars Beach in Larmor-Plage
- La Grande Plage in Port-Louis
- La Grande Plage in Gâvres
- The beaches of Linès and Magouëro in Plouhinec
Lorient and its historical culture
In 1664, Lorient was a city of the Compagnie des Indes for the spice trade during the 17th and 18th centuries. During your camping holiday in southern Brittany, you will have the opportunity to discover the history of the Compagnie des Indes in the museum. Lorient comes from 'Soleil d'Orient', the name of the first ship built in 1667 by the East India Company. Later in the day, you will discover the history of the main operational base for German submarines. Visit the Lorient submarine museum and dive without getting wet for an extraordinary visit, a unique moment in Europe during your holidays. Don't forget to visit the Eric Tabarly Sailing City, the extraordinary world of sailing and ocean racing is yours to discover.
Must-See: The Interceltic Festival of Lorient
For 50 years, the most important festival in Brittany and France has managed to satisfy nearly 750,000 visitors. And there are no less than 10 days and 10 nights of shows and other events held in Lorient during the first half of August. Dozens of groups (4,500 musicians, singers, dancers, etc.) will come to discover Celtic music and dance from different countries such as Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Brittany, and even the USA, Canada, Australia, etc...
Remember that 2021 will be the year of Brittany!
To find out about the programme and to book shows, visit the Festival Interceltique website.