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Lorient tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lorient: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is not a typical Brittany destination but retains some highlights such as the Submarine Museum

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Lorient. For detailed visitor information see the Lorient travel guide.

Lorient is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 46 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Lorient is 440 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Lorient include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Quimperle at 19 km and Carnac at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lorient, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Lorient in Brittany.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Morbihan

Map of places to visit near Lorient

Markets in and near Lorient

Market days in Lorient: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Lorient: market Wednesday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Lanester: market Tuesday (2km)
  • Locmiquelic: market Friday (3km)
  • Port-Louis: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Port-Louis: market Saturday (5km)
  • Larmor-Plage: market Sunday (5km)
  • Ploemeur: market Sunday (5km)
  • Riantec: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Hennebont: market Thursday (9km)
  • Guidel: market Wednesday & Sunday (10km)

More information about Lorient, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Lorient, France

What to do at Lorient? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Lorient.


  • Aquarium de Vannes (47km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (7km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Victor Chevassu (0km)
  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (22km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (33km)
  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (33km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (37km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (38km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (40km)
  • Pont du Vincin (44km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (44km)
  • Vincin (44km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (45km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (45km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (46km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (46km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (46km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (8km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lorient

Canton: Lorient

Arrondissement: Lorient

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56100

Distance to Lorient

from Vannes (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 440 km

from Calais: 519 km

from Nice: 939 km

from Bordeaux: 388 km

from Strasbourg: 829 km

Getting here

Lorient is in the north-west of France. Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Lorient from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lanester, Larmor-Plage, Locmiquelic, Ploemeur, Port-Louis, Queven and Riantec.

This page in French: Visiter Lorient

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