Setting off camping in Lorient means discovering a dynamic town which is very much focused on the sea, and which is well known for its five harbours: military, fishing (France's second largest), yachting, commercial and passenger, which is why it is known as the "town with five harbours".
Familiar above all for it famous interceltic festival, an event which is known about all over the world and which, every year, draws all sorts of Celtic artists and visitors during August, the town is still an ideal destination for holidays.
In fact, proud of its maritime tradition, the Lorient region has all sorts of watersports available including sailing, sand yachting, kayaking and diving for you to enjoy during your camping holiday. Any takers?!
And sailing enthusiasts really shouldn't miss a visit to the Cité de la voile Eric-Tabarly, where an interactive tour will turn you into an authority on the world of sailing and sea races.
You should also visit the Keroman submarine base. Designed to house 20 or so submarines, this is an important Second World War location which you can explore as part of a guided tour.
This is also where you can visit the submarine called Flore with its interactive museum. Plenty of excitement!
In Lorient, you'll also be able to stroll along the quayside of Les Indes and see the splendid mansions, which bear witness to the town's prestigious past.
And there's no need for shopaholics to panic either, as Lorient is a great place to shop, with plenty of variety.
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