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

Lorient is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ile de Groix at 15 km and Clohars-Carnoet at 17 km.

Lorient, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-east)

Port Louis is a pleasant town with a citadel and a large sandy beach....

See Port-Louis guide
Ile de Groix

Ile de Groix

Island at 15 km (direction south-west)

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages the Ile-de-Groix is one...

See Ile de Groix guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west), in the Finistere department

Clohars Carnoet is home to the pretty port of Doelan and the port of...

See Clohars-Carnoet guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west), in the Finistere department

The extremely pretty centre of Quimperlé make it one of the loveliest small towns...

See Quimperle guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of prehistoric standing stones and...

See Carnac guide


at 29 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

Port Manec'h is an attractive seaside village which became popular in the Belle Epoque....

See Port-Manech guide
Carnac Plage

Carnac Plage

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments in Carnac...now...

See Carnac Plage guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port of Saint-Goustan...

See Auray guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a promenade after...

See Saint-Goustan guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Finistere department

The watermills and harbour area give Pont-Aven its own special appeal...

See Pont-Aven guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover a traditional...

See La Trinite sur Mer guide
Sainte-Anne d\'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 31 km (direction east)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery in southern...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide


at 33 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

Kerascoet is a beautiful hamlet of thatched cottages near to the sea and the...

See Kerascoet guide


at 35 km (direction south-east)

Apart from the town itself, the main attraction here is the scenery and beaches...

See Quiberon guide

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

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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

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

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

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